In addition to offering you an escape from a tiresome routine, retreats set themselves apart from mere vacations due to the specific intent behind them.
This intent can be an issue that you wish to focus on but don’t get time for, a recent experience that you want to reflect on or talk about with people who understand what you’re going through, the quest for some distance from your current situation to think clearly and bring things into perspective, or simply quality time with yourself and nature so you can rejuvenate.
Moreover, all aspects of retreats—including location, accommodation, food, facilities, professional consultation, and activities/exercises—are all in line with what you are seeking to achieve; hence, the benefits of retreats are much more impactful of and long-lasting as opposed to vacations where you are more apt to binge, gossip, and probably still spend time finishing work.
Benefits Affiliated to Self-care and Retreats
- Retreats Provide Peace Away from Your Daily Routine
- Nature Let’s You Unwind
- You’re Surrounded by Like-Minded Company
- You are dedicating time to your own wellbeing and self-care
Did you know that simply by living in an urban environment without access to the natural world, we are actually increasing our risk of depression, anxiety, and stress?
The beauty of nature is deeply healing and inspiring and something that all humans need to reconnect with from time to time. Most retreats are set in sublime natural settings –from mountains to tropic.
What You Should Know About Retreats
The modern quick-fix, ‘give me a magic pill’ approach to healthcare is on its way out, as a society we are starting to realize that prevention is key and that it is up to us to take responsibility for our own wellbeing through the lifestyle choices that we make.
Many retreats place a large emphasis on wellness activities, with healthy meals, exercise, rest, massages and fun often on the agenda. Whether you go on a meditation retreat, yoga retreat, surfing retreat or generally nourishing health retreat, this act of taking yourself on a retreat is a profound act of self-care to help keep you in truly tip-top condition.