You need time off, and you have it on the books. Great! The problem is that you and those you love don't have the budget or time (or both) to take a trip, so you decide to stay at home: a "stay-cation".
I avoid or decrease the use of large appliances - or anything that can break or fail - immediately before a vacation. This is so I do not depart with a damp garage and a broken clothes washer, for example. My vacation is not tainted by the knowledge that I'll be returning to replace the offending machine.
This is precisely what is wrong with staying at home. The list of things that need doing, along with the possible failures and problems, remain. You are not working, but know that work is also piling up in the office. Like many a weekend or holiday at home, your plans go awry when the dog throws up, a mouse is discovered, or something needs repair or maintenance.
You also constantly face other work that you've been putting off, and the telephone, mail, deliveries and other things that are ignored during a vacation. To liven things up, you plan day trips and occasions nearby. These are great fun, but leave you spent when you return home to your lists. Rather than juggling home and work, you are juggling fun-at-home and work-at-home.
When staying away, we let others take care of the cooking, cleaning, and transportation. Laundry is either minimal or delayed. Because we don't deal with these, we have much more free time. Our home sits idle. We can even turn off the water to prevent returning to a flood. The things we have to do do not interfere with those that we want to do.
Time off at home should have a purpose. Ideally, with a tangible reward. Doing a re-model, landscaping, or a favorite project can be a the backbone of a stay-cation. Just don't plan on returning to work rested. Do plan a few free future weekends to enjoy your hard work.
When you need a break, give yourself one. Even a night or two away during a week off can make the difference. Eat out as well. You'll be saving on airfare and other typical costs. Invest those savings into some truly relaxing time.