You’re tired, have no energy and you move through the paces of everyday life with only brief sparks of enjoyment. It doesn’t have to be this way. We get so caught up in the pressures of Western society: earning money, buying new things and looking good that we forget to consider exactly what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. A wellness retreat can help you rediscover who you are, and give you the tools to become who you want to be.
1. Rejuvenation and Re-empowerment
You know the satisfaction you get when you remove the lint and fluff from your dryer? It’s almost like you can hear and feel the dryer working better the next time you switch it on. A wellness retreat removes the lint from your mind. Healthy food, fresh air, conscious exercise and mindfulness practice all help your body and mind recharge and re-engage for weeks after your retreat has finished.
2. Rediscover the fun of exercise
You don’t have to dread the trip to the gym, and a wellness retreat can help you rediscover what you love about working-out by introducing you to new ideas. From yoga to running, walking and dancing, wellness retreats offer you a movement therapy option to energise you in a fun, captivating way. Aerobic fitness is one of the most powerful tools to fight depression, and the newest wellness retreats are now integrating power yoga and fitness into their schedules.
3. Achieve true relaxation and peace
Juggling work, kids, commitments and expectations leave people running on empty, made worse by their inability to find individual solace in their own homes. A wellness retreat provides a sanctuary of real peace, where your mind can be truly quiet, and you can experience deep relaxation. Whether you soak in a hot pool, indulge in a massage or simply sit outside in the wilderness, you’ll finally find the peace you didn’t know you needed at a wellness retreat.
4. Unplug to make better decisions
Did you know the addictiveness of digital stimulation leads to poor decision-making? Somehow, we allow ourselves to devote so much time to our phones and computers, important decisions receive less attention than they deserve. Mindfulness is exactly the opposite; it’s the act of dedicating conscious time and effort to your actions so you make good decisions. By unplugging at a wellness retreat, plus practicing mindfulness through meditation and yoga, your decision making skills are enhanced in both the short-term, and the few days after your retreat.
Far from airy fairy hippie ideas, wellness retreats now use evidence-based and holistic therapies to ensure you get real results from your trip. From just one day, to a long-lasting retreat, each and every wellness retreat will give you the mental and physical boost you didn’t know you desperately needed.