A wellness retreat may not be an adventure or a vacation, however, it’s fulfilling. You can decide to gift yourself or a loved one with a wellness retreat to boost spiritual and mental well being.
Going on a wellness retreat getaway is the perfect way of escaping your daily routine just to relax and revitalize your body. Here are tips to help you get the most out of your wellness retreat.
Pick Your Day
Identify a favorable day preferably during the week. Weekdays work well for retreats because many of your loved ones are committed. This gives you an opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted time alone. Choose a day that’s closer to the weekend to allow yourself enough time to; either extend your stay or prolong your relaxation at home during the weekend.
Conduct research and plan your day early in advance. Know the activities you want to engage in, have a detailed list indicating places you need to visit and plan your budget accordingly. A schedule will guide you and ensure that you don’t forget anything.
If you are planning on staying in one of the 5 star hotels in Bali, you want to make your booking early to avoid inconveniences. Identify a hotel that will meet your expectations.
Have Expectations for People Around You
Determine your availability during the retreat and prepare your friends or loved ones. Inform them early in advance that you are taking a retreat and would like time for yourself. Depending on your budget, you can check in a hotel and spend the night. You‘ll get enough time to relax, enjoy getting pampered, and sample good food.
Get a Goodnight’s Sleep Prior to Your Wellness Retreat
Getting a good night’s sleep will boost the impact of your wellness retreat. Begin by taking a long warm or hot bath or shower depending on your liking. Thereafter, write down you want to achieve out of your wellness retreat over a cup of tea. Finally, apply soothing essential oils on your feet, switch off your electronic devices, and enjoy a long uninterrupted sleep.
Get the Most out of Your Wellness Retreat
If you are not waking up at your destination, leave early before everybody else wakes up. While the environment today is hardly silent, you can take advantage of the early morning serenity to feel relaxed in preparation for your wellness retreat.
Leave your phone at home in order to eliminate sensory input and allow your brain to relax and limit the production of cortisol, the stress hormone. Spend as much time as possible outdoors marveling at nature, studying everything around you and taking down notes.
Sample a new café or restaurant where nobody knows you and sit in a quiet corner to enjoy your breakfast peacefully. Take your time to finish your breakfast and later on head out to the spa or bath and enjoy the self-care moment.
Take a walk or visit the museum and sample some historical artifacts. If you are staying at the hotel overnight, try to have an early dinner when the hotel is not crowded and finish your day with a restorative yoga class.
During your wellness retreat, speak less and smile more. By the time you are retiring to bed, you will be feeling more relaxed, refreshed, and stress-free and re-energized to enough to resume your normal routine.