The Signs A Retreat is In Order
If you hear the word ‘retreat’ and immediately sense yourself longing to escape for a day or two of luxury, indulgence and relaxation - here are the signs you need to book yourself on one as a matter of priority:
You’re always ‘too busy’
Adult life is busy. Jobs. Partners. Children. The list of responsibilities we have can easily have us in a constant loop of ‘things to be done’ before you’re comfortable enough to pause and rest. But if you’ve been saying you’re “too busy” a lot lately, it could be a sign you’re neglecting self-care and need to really take the time out and look after yourself (before burn out strikes).
You’re seriously flagging...
Busyness often comes hand-in-hand with overwhelm and exhaustion. If your physical and mental energy levels are lagging, you deserve to stop and be refreshed. We all know the saying: you can’t pour from an empty cup. But it’s often hard to accept we are the empty cup and really do need to be refilled. A retreat is the perfect space to get topped up so you’re left feeling renewed, re-energised and ready to go back to life with more to give.
You haven’t taken a holiday in a long time
Because, you’re too busy... remember! Or perhaps it’s because you’ve been prioritising funds elsewhere. Whatever the reason, if you haven’t taken a holiday for a long time then now is the time to treat yourself. It’s amazing what a screen-free, good-food-fuelled-break can do to your motivation levels, creativity, and overall wellbeing.
You’ve got this nagging feeling you’re losing your identity...
We know you’re not being overdramatic. You really are struggling to remember who you are... and it’s not because you’ve disappeared. It’s simply because you haven’t given yourself enough time to just... be. Be you. Not be a wife. A business woman. A mother. A friend. But be YOU! A retreat away from home is a wonderful opportunity to relax and get back to who you are. To have fun and let the real you shine.
You’re desperate to do something creative
When was the last time you sat and did something creative, for the fun of it? Pick the right retreat and you’ll finally get the chance to sit down and use your creativity for the pure pleasure of it. Uninterrupted.
You feel disconnected
It’s funny how we can have a busy life, surrounded by people, and yet find ourselves feeling disconnected and lonely. Often we’ll get caught up in our minds and forget to really stop and fully engage with the people we love. Because we’re exhausted, anxious and in need of love and care ourselves. A retreat allows you the opportunity to be responsibility free and yet able to meet like-minded people who can help boost your sense of connection and self-worth.
You wish there was someone to look after you for a bit
When you’re used to being the one who does all the nurturing in your life, it’s such a luxury to stop and be cared for once and in a while. A luxury retreat is your excuse to give up your responsibilities and be looked after for once.
Beauty, wellbeing and indulgence are important to you
If you’ve been toying with the idea of a retreat for years, and there’s nothing you love more than beautiful views, beautiful interiors, beautiful experiences, and the chance to indulge and look after yourself - you really don’t need any other good reason. It’s time!
Are the signs there that you need to treat yourself to a retreat? Find out more about Luxe Loaf and look out for our up and coming retreats. Give yourself permission to book a luxurious escape that will do you wonders.