6 Ways to Make Staying at Home Meaningful


Staying at home has taken a different shape from what it was a year ago. Before, it was a place of refuge after the long grind at work, a temporary escape from the crazed traffic hours, long business meetings, and the fast-paced work hustle. Back then, it meant a place for the family where you can spend quality time over the weekend either by watching a good film, eating at an expensive restaurant, or just bonding over recreational activities.

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The luxury of enjoying exclusivity can be greatly enjoyed when you are enjoying the peace and quiet as you read your favorite novel.


Today, however, the home means a lot more than a place for rest and family. Now, it has transformed into a multi-dimensional space where the bedroom has become an office, the kid’s room is now a mini classroom, and the kitchen/dining area is a multi-purpose hall for eating, working, and holding meetings or class sessions. All of this may sometimes overwhelm us; preventing us from spending meaningful time with our loved ones because we cannot seem to catch a well-deserved break.

The weight we feel may bog us down and make it harder for us to see what life is all about. But it is the time we spend with our loved ones that reminds us of the joys that make life fulfilling and happy. That is why it is important for us to invest our time in the things that truly matter, to practice self-care, and make time for ourselves and our families.


Ideas to explore for a more meaningful stay at home

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Getting enough rest and taking care of yourself rejuvenates your mind, body, and soul.

1. Getting some R&R (Rest and Relaxation)

Taking time to rest and relax is a great way to spend your time at home. This can be as simple as taking a long well-deserved sleep and could be as meaningful as blasting your favorite songs and treating yourself to a nice cool bubble bath with a book on one hand and a glass of wine on the other. You could also write down your thoughts and feelings to express yourself and mindfully meditate on your experiences.

And if you are looking for something more calming, you could also find your dose of rest and relaxation by disconnecting and basking atin the moment, to enjoy the simple things such as a good cup of coffee or tea in the morning, to witness the sunrise and to feel the wind brush against your skin.

2. Binging on Movies and Series

With cinemas temporarily closed due to the pandemic, online streaming platforms have become rather popular and are a great avenue to spend quality time with your loved ones. Movie and television show marathons are always a wonderful way to spend time at home. You could watch new films or shows and share with your family members or friends online how these have impacted you, how they made you feel, and what they have taught you. It also does not have to be profound and sophisticated. You could watch a comedy show to lighten up your day or watch a horror film to tense up the mood in a thrilling and exciting kind of way.

3. The Plantita/Plantito Trend

Having plant babies and becoming a plantita or plantito has become a trend today as many people started caring for plants to keep themselves busy during the pandemic. But more than that, taking care of a garden is not only a great way to rest and relax, it is also a therapeutic activity you and your family could spend time doing together. Through this, you could create a special bond and unforgettable memories of caring for a piece of nature in your own backyard.

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Helping mom out with trendy new home items in the kitchen is a great way to show love and appreciation.

4. Cooking up Something Special

With a culture heavily anchored on the significance of food, cooking has become an important way of expressing our love and care for our family. Hence, cooking something novel and special is another way to spend meaningful time at home, where you can come together and share a wholesome meal talking about how your day went. For it is not about the food itself that makes the moment significant, but the opportunity to learn more about each other over the table.

5. Exercise and Sport

Exercising and playing physical or mental sports are other ways to make staying at home engaging. Not only does it keep your body physically and mentally fit but also enriches the bond you have with your loved ones through healthy competition and relationship-building beyond the screen. These recreational activities help build your confidence and trust in each other while also creating unique memories worth remembering.

6. Home Makeovers

With our homes taking on a more foundational role in our lives in the new normal, sprucing up our living spaces is a great way to make staying at home a lot more meaningful. You could explore different layouts that could make your space comfortable and light by adding sophisticated decorations, hanging up wonderful and eye-catching paintings, and phasing out old pieces of furniture to replace them with a new style.

Your luxury home is a vessel that holds and safeguards the memories you have created with your loved ones. And often, the way our homes are built also shapes how we remember the time we spend there, of memories made inside and outside the home.

7. Staycations and Escapades

Sometimes, the perfect way to spend meaningful time at home is to go on an escapade to a perfect getaway place. Since home is where the heart is, why not consider taking your family away from the sprawling busy roads of the metropolitan and booking a stay at an exquisite hotel or resort. Staycations are a trend in the new normal after all, one you could explore to create unforgettable memories with your family.

Staying at home is most meaningful at Vista Alabang

But why should your perfect getaway be a temporary moment in paradise when you can own a luxury house and lot in Daang Hari

The luxury real estate properties offered at Vista Alabang by Brittany Corporation opens up a wide range of opportunities to make time spent at home truly unique and meaningful. Vista Alabang, Brittany’s luxury masterplanned development along Daang Hari, has everything you need to stay healthy, connected, and happy. 

Its strategic and close-to-nature location offers not only convenience but the blessings of wondrous and scenic views. It is also near various establishments such as hospitals, universities, commercial areas, and malls.


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The Pietro at Portofino exudes Italian living at its finest structure and home design.

Its communities are crafted in astounding architectural fashion with its Italian-inspired design that exudes a luxurious and elevated lifestyle. You could choose from an impressive array of enclaves with luxury houses and lots for sale that would suit your preference. Here, you could bask in the richness of Western living and embrace a life living in the Old World beauty of Portofino Heights and Portofino South, or a subtle yet suave homely vibe with Amore at Portofino.

Indeed, Vista Alabang by Brittany is a perfect getaway to make time at home ever more meaningful and luxurious. It is the ideal choice for a healthier, safer, and happier life for you and your loved ones. 

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