January is that strange time of year where we feel guilty for the indulgences at the end of the previous year and determined to do better in the year ahead. We could have promised ourselves that we will eat healthily, cut alcohol consumption, work out more, or quit smoking. Sticking to these amazing resolutions can be tricky, so why not book something to keep you motivated?
Healthy retreats can be a great way to give yourself something to aim towards, or just to make yourself feel better at the time, and there are loads of different types to choose from.
When you live a hectic lifestyle, sometimes it can be really important to be able to step back from the hustle and bustle of commuting, the pressures of work, and the constant neediness of social media. Meditation retreats can be a great way to get out of the city and clear your head so that you can return to everyday life with a renewed energy and sense of direction. They can take many different forms, so it’s worth doing your research. Some are all about talking with your fellow meditators, learning ways to deal with stress, and spending time detoxing and finding yourself. Others can be far more intense, with enforced silence for days on end and constant meditation. It’s about finding one which works for you, and when you do, you’ll feel like a whole new person.
Sometimes what we need to do is to get out of cellphone range, into the fresh air, and be at one with nature. For some people, hiking in the wilderness can be their own personal form of meditation. Whether you go with a group or alone, make sure you do your research for places to sleep overnight, or safe spots to pitch your tent. There’s nothing worse than having to leave your hike early because it’s been poorly prepared. When done properly, though, it can be a great way to spend some time collecting your thoughts and improving fitness.
Our bodies take a lot from us over the course of the year, and we can all be guilty of not treating them with the respect they deserve. If you’re feeling as though you could do with some time taking care of yourself, purifying yourself of toxins, and just relaxing in a healthy atmosphere, a detox retreat such as First Step Detox could be right up your street.
Yoga retreats are amazing for anyone who just needs to get away from things. They’re available for anyone from beginners all the way up to full on expert level, and everything in between. The focus is always on grounding yourself, living healthily, and coming away feeling at peace and refreshed. If you think this could be for you, spend some time reading about the different types of yoga retreats available in your vicinity – there can be a world of difference between practices.
These healthy retreats are all great from taking you away from the stress of your world and letting you feel at peace with yourself, so they’re great for people living hectic lives.