5 Reasons Why You Should Go On A Wellness Retreat
A wellness retreat is a special kind of getaway—kind of like a vacation, kind of an adventure, and yet likely the most rewarding getaway you’ll ever give yourself. Because that’s exactly what a wellness retreat is—a gift to yourself, a chance to up the ante on your mental and physical well-being.
Taking Time for Yourself
Wellness retreats are designed to allow everyone who goes on them to take a moment out from the daily grind. Sure, you can do this at home, but how often do you take the time?- for yourself. The fact that a retreat takes you out of your usual mindset and opens up your schedule and mental space to dedicate time to—really—the most important thing you’ve got going. You. Let go of your usual routines, and give yourself the freedom to recharge, relax and reflect.
A real digital detox
If you’ve found it tough to step away from email or social media on vacation as many people do, a wellness retreat might be just what you need. Many health-focused getaways encourage a true digital detox and ban bringing your device with you to activities, meals, and more.
Try Something New
Part of the thrill of any vacation is getting the opportunity to experience something new. For some, the idea of “getting out of your comfort zone” can be intimidating. However, nearly every vacation involves leaving your comfort zone, since by definition you depart the familiar comforts of home and head into the unknown. But whether it’s going on your first ever hike or practicing a yoga class or trying a new fitness class the very act of trying something new brings a great thrill.
A circle of like-minded new friends
You’re likely to love spending time with other people who appreciate and have prioritized balanced living. Even more, the team activities and group adventures offered at your destination can be the perfect way to get to know someone new in a comfortable and authentic way—its shows that shared experiences help create meaningful connections between people- and maybe even friends for life not only with fellow participants but your retreat instructors too.
Experiences to remember forever
Whether you find yourself running for the first time, climbing mountains with new friends or trying (and loving) food you swore you’d never eat, your retreat will enrich your life with new experiences that’ll stick with you for a long time to come. You might recreate aspects of your favorite moments at home too, adding healthy new elements like phone-free time, meditation or a morning pick me-up to your regular routine.