Retreats have become a popular way to travel, to see new things and to experience new things. As we all need time to relax and take some time for ourselves, retreats offer us the best of both worlds. Travel and rest. Our lives these days are fueled by electronics, stress, anxiety, and worry. We all need a mental detox at some point.
If you are looking for additional reasons or justifications to attend a retreat, here are the top three reasons:
- Connection – We live in a fast-paced world where we do not get a lot of time to connect with like-minded people in real life. We have become so use to our social media lives that we don’t make the time to connect. A retreat allows you that opportunity. The opportunity to travel and connect with new people who like the same things you do.
- Self-Care – You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. As the saying goes “You cannot pour from an empty cup”. Most of us move through life on autopilot and we don’t realize that our cups are empty. A retreat allows you the time you need to take care of you so you can better take care of others.
- Reset & Renew – Life can get hectic, whether it’s the holidays, sports practices/games, or simply maintaining your household. During these hectic times, we know we need to rest more and yet we never seem to find the time. Retreats are not only for learning or doing something new, in their basic form –rest and renew are the essential elements that brings the whole idea of retreats to the forefront.
You should be your top priority. The only way to happiness is if you choose it.