How a Wellness Retreat can Revitalize Your Work Life
Written by Dr. Mila Rojas
Being part of the same repetitive routine can bring your spirit down and your energy can deplete quite easily if you don’t give yourself a break. However, this can go well beyond a two-day staycation or a trip to get to know a new and exciting country. When it comes to your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, a wellness retreat might be just what you need.
You might find yourself dreading to go to work or counting the hours for your workday to be over. Maybe you even wonder if you’re on the right career path or if the long hours are worth it. A wellness retreat is not going to hold all the answers, but it might help you clear your mind and connect with yourself. This will allow you to understand what you really want.
Distance Heals and Resets
It’s very common to feel that you need a long break from work. This is completely normal, especially after a year that’s been so hectic in the healthcare world as 2020 has been. Now more than ever, you might be feeling overwhelmed at work. However, once you are far from your practice, you might find that you can see things in a different light. Perspective can be a great aid when it comes to remembering what your passion is.
Distancing yourself from the stress of work is an excellent way to remind yourself why you do what you do in the first place. This will allow you to go back to your daily activities with an entirely different mindset.
Hard to take, but a little “Me-Time” is always Needed
You might have been hearing a lot about the importance of self-care on social media platforms. Self-care is not about doing everything you want the minute you think of it. It’s about tending to your needs and learning when to take a step back to recharge your batteries.
You can do this by allowing yourself to take a break, go away, and simply relax and connect with who you are in an entirely different setting. A wellness retreat can offer this by taking you out of your routine and providing a safe space where you can leave the stress behind. Furthermore, wellness retreats are usually at places where you can connect with nature, which is also bound to energize you and help you rest.
Learning New Personal Skills
While the idea is to disconnect from work, you can also use a wellness retreat as an opportunity to learn or practice something new. This can go from meditation to yoga, or any other practice you are interested in. The great thing is that you don’t need to be an expert to be able to attend a retreat.
These are skills that you can later incorporate as part of your daily life. You might decide that, after your retreat, you’ll do a yoga practice at home at least three times a week. Or you might use the retreat as a way to help you include meditation as part of your daily habits. Having this activity as part of your life once you’re back home will help you connect with yourself. This can have a positive impact on how you face work every day.
Improvements in Your Health
A wellness retreat can have a long-lasting effect on your overall health. The most obvious effects can be seen in your mental health. Getting away from the stress for a week or more and doing a physical or educational activity will have an impact on how you feel. If you maintain the habits you learned or practiced during the retreat, you might also find physical benefits. These can go from weight loss if you are making any nutritional or exercise changes, to decreased aches, such as lower back pain.
Feeling better means that you’ll be able to face work with a better attitude. Also, you might find that you get less overwhelmed during stressful times.
Our MedTreks wellness retreats are specifically designed to give health professionals the real time experience of what it feels like to unplug, relax, recharge..and nourish your body, mind and spirit. You show up, we take care of the rest…but we make sure to give you plenty of practical wellness tools to take back home and integrate into your life.
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