Sometimes all you need is to break the routine and try something refreshing. These days, people in their 20’s are stuck to their devices, answering text messages, surfing around or always being active on Instagram. In the urge of being socially active, we almost forget to pamper and know our own self.
For all the travel buffs who are stuck up the entire week with their busy schedules, a weekend is the only time to rush to a soothing and calming place. Luckily there are still few places left which can connect you with own self.
If you want to give yourself a relaxing retreat, consider these following steps;
- Look for a peaceful destination
The secret to having a relaxing treatment is cutting out yourself from all the routine environment, your daily schedule, and all your electronic devices. You can experience this in a shack on the beach, house on an island, stay on a houseboat or anywhere that inspires you to be lively. Also, you do not have to empty your pocket to look for a place to stay. You can ask any of your friends and family member if they have any spare room or their vacation home which is not in use. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid noisy places, as even Mumbai to Kolkata flights can be blissful – if you pay attention to every moment.
- Make a list of thing you wish to indulge in
You can make a list of things which will embrace the child in you and make you feel more positive from within. Investing your time in such activities will help you de-stress and detach your mind from daily stress. You can indulge in the following activities;
- Reading a spiritual book
- Painting a picture
- Coloring in an adult coloring book
- Playing with oven-baked clay
- Journaling outside
- Taking nature walks
- Watching birds
- Practicing a musical instrument
- Scrapbooking your favorite memories
- Listening to music
- Sketch a picture of your surroundings
- Making origami
- Decide if you want to do it all alone
If you’re introvert and want time to reconnect with own self, you may want to plan a retreat for yourself and go for it alone. Other times, you can get the same benefits of a solo trip by retreating with other people. You can take turns preparing meals and directing creative activities. Just set some rules about quiet time and general expectations of how you want the creative retreat to go so nobody leaves disappointed. Whether you feel overwhelmed at work or recently experienced personal setbacks, a relaxing retreat can be just what you need to rejuvenate.
Even if nothing out of the ordinary is going on, regular retreats like this can help you maintain a positive outlook by reminding you that what makes you happy is just as important as your job or other commitments. Start with a short retreat and see how you feel.
Irrespective of what you think, it’s important that you spend some time in exploring this beautiful creation. Savor it, write a tale and tell your story to everyone.