Last updated October 13, 2022
Feeling a bit drained from work? The last thing you need is to burnout. But not everyone can take a sabbatical. How do you get that much-needed rest and relaxation so that your mind and body are back on track? Better yet, what do you need to consider to make that time away count?
This is where a wellness retreat comes in—time away to combat work stress and enhance your personal well-being so that you are excited about going back to work.
Whether you want an all-inclusive getaway and to be waited on hand and foot, or something more tailored that relieves your stress and anxiety in a professional manner, there is a wellness retreat for you.
And here’s what to look for to make your wellness retreat count.
Location, Location, Location
The three things that matter: location, location, location. You may already have somewhere in mind; possibly somewhere you have wanted to go for years, a bucket list break or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Perhaps you want to feel the sun on your back with a cocktail in hand. Or maybe you want to get out and about and explore a new culture..
Choosing a location is the first step when it comes time to making your wellness retreat count, and making it a reality.
There are many destinations to choose from, ranging from the tropics of Costa Rica to the natural beauty of the Colorado mountains. For something really special, try exploring the savannahs of Africa or the Arizona desert.
Everyone has different ways in which to relax; some enjoy getting pampered on a spa break while others enjoy the thrill of an adventure holiday to get the adrenaline pumping.
Whichever way you choose to rejuvenate, make your wellness retreat count. Do where is right for you, what is right for you—and do it well.
Live a Little
If you can afford to really treat yourself, don’t skimp on luxury. Remember, you are taking this wellness retreat to unwind, so make this wellness retreat count.
Benefits and perks add to the overall experience and it is worth seeing what extras you can tack on to ensure you make the most of everything on offer.
Small touches like champagne in your room or even simple pleasures like a plush bathrobe and fluffy slippers create a feeling of opulence far away from your working life—literally and metaphorically.
Eating well is also vital in helping to recover from the strains of everyday life. Take the time to savor your food, try different cuisines and aim to enjoy three meals a day (after all, you are on vacation).
Nutrition is important to overall health and well-being, especially when traveling.
Busy working lives often don’t leave time for proper sit-down meals, with grab-and-go options ever more popular.
But, your body needs to reset as much as your mind in order to function at your full potential. And who doesn’t love a good meal, especially when it’s being cooked by somebody else?
Consider Solo Time
Make your wellness retreat count by spending time on your own. You can forget about tending to other people’s needs—be it your colleagues and staff, friends or family—and do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it.
Set an itinerary of what you want to see, or you can sit back and do nothing except take in your beautiful surroundings and read a book by the pool. The world is your oyster and you have the whole shell to yourself.
Nevertheless, try not to let work thoughts encroach onto your solo time. It can be easy to let your brain drift and that is the last thing you want to think about—work.
Meditation can be useful in these circumstances to help empty your mind. Download a few mindfulness apps so that you can practice anywhere.
Seek Out Professional Help
When your stress levels are more severe than the everyday anxieties that most people experience, consider looking into a wellness retreat specifically designed to address burnout.
These wellness retreats enlist health and well-being experts who can help break the stress cycle of burnout and provide you with coping mechanisms to use in situations at work and at home.
Along with daily mindset check-ins, many wellness retreats offer yoga, meditation, and diet and nutrition education to support your journey.
It comes as no surprise that rest and recovery are critical to work performance. Quite simply, allow yourself time to get away. Most importantly, make that time away count with a wellness retreat.
This way you will find your zenith—enabling you to return to work refreshed, revitalized and raring to go.
Vacayou’s travel concierge team can help you discover, book and plan your next wellness retreat experience. And to keep up with the latest wellness trends and experiences, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.