You don’t have to spend a fortune to attend a weekend wellness retreat where you’ll relax in a stress-free environment and be pampered from head to toe. Believe it or not, you can easily create the same atmosphere at home. Creating your own peaceful and serene oasis can be done right in the comforts of your own home. All you need to do is follow these simple tips to have your own rejuvenating retreat without ever leaving your home:
Many weekend wellness retreats offer guests a place to meditate and ease their mind from draining thoughts and their body of unwanted stress. You can easily incorporate a few minutes of mediation by sitting in complete silence in a comfy position with your eyes closed. Focus on your breathing and clear your mind. Make it a point not to think of anything other than your breathing.
2. Sip On Herbal & Green Tea
Tea is the beverage of choice for many retreat centers, so head to your local store and pick up some tea. Brew a cup in the morning as soon as you get out of bed to start the day off right. A cup of green tea can improve your physical performance and brain function, as well as aids in weight loss and fighting off infections.
3. Go For Walks
Take a 30-minute walk in the morning and then take another one in the evening when the sun sets. Go around your neighbourhood and just take in the beauty of it all, while letting the worries of the world slip away with every step you take.
Reading can really relax your body and take your mind off things. Spend an hour reading that book you’ve been dying to start or choose a contemplative book that will help you get closer to your dreams in life.
5. Take A Long Bath
Soak in a hot bubble bath to relax just before bedtime. Put on some soft music and dim the lights – use candles to really set the mood. Bring your book in with your or just sip on a glass of wine with your eyes closed and just let everything else fade away. We have a great Aromatherapy Bath recipe here.
6. Pamper Yourself
Give yourself a manicure and pedicure at home and use your favorite nail polish colour that makes you feel strong and sexy.
There are many other things you can include to create your own wellness retreat at home, but as long as you get some peace of mind and relax, that’s all that matters!