Put Yourself on a Personal Retreat

Updated on July 2, 2017
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In my career, I've learned a lot about setting and keeping goals. I am also interested in psychology, feng shui, and spirituality.

Sometimes It Is All About You

Taking a personal retreat is not only good for you, but it's also good for those around you. You can go on a retreat with the purpose of reflecting over a specific problem, or just because you want to promote general wellness. There are times when we just need to get away and be on our own. The clatter of everyday life is starting to be a drain, and it is best to just remove yourself for a little while so that you can gain strength to deal with what you have on your plate.

There is nothing wrong or selfish about taking time for yourself. By taking some time out for yourself, you will be better at taking care of and working around the people in your life. Retreats help you to refocus and make adjustments in your thought process, giving you a more optimistic outlook.

Going on a Personal Retreat Without "Going" Anywhere

Being on a personal retreat doesn't mean that you necessarily have to go somewhere to be on retreat. When the word retreat pops up, we usually think of an expensive 3-7 day retreat resort with yoga classes and early morning meditation. While that is excellent to do, we might not have the funds or the time.

A personal retreat is really more about being by yourself and taking some down time. It's your time to reflect and take care of yourself. Relaxing and centering yourself is the main focus. You can do this in your home, your car, or a close by park or lake. It is where ever you can create a peaceful and calm space.

Remove Yourself From Negative Information

Being on retreat can be as simple as just removing yourself from negative information. Removing yourself from negative information for a certain period of time will give your mind and spirit a chance to cleanse itself. It can be overwhelming with all of the negative news and media that we are exposed to everyday. Take just a few days away from watching the news and negative themed shows along with what you listen to and read. If the information is upsetting to you or changes your peace of mind in some way, then turn it off or put it away.

It's interesting that when I've ever done this, I find that when my set time is up I am no longer interested in some of the things that I was watching or following before. A show that I used to religiously watch, even though it would upset me in some way, I now suddenly have no desire to watch it anymore. We all fall into ruts occasionally about what information we take in.

Create A Personal Retreat At Home

Create your own personal retreat right in your home. Take a day or even two if you can and be at home with just yourself. Shoo everyone out and plan a nice little retreat for yourself. Totally remove yourself from the world for a little while. Turn your phone off or if you can't because of family, let them know before hand that it will be on vibrate and you will check it occasionally.

-Turn the TV off and listen to uplifting information instead.

-Take long baths with meditation music and aromatherapy scents.

-Read inspiring books or articles.

-Meditate.

-Be creative.

Whatever calms and feeds your mind and spirit. You will be surprised at how taking just one day to spend in your home by yourself will change your outlook and put your mind at little more at peace. If you had a problem that you were dealing with before the retreat, you will feel more energized to come back and deal with it in a more optimistic way.

A Quick Retreat

Not everyone can take a day or two alone in their home or even just alone. You can still take a quick retreat. Carve out some time that it just for you. Two hours, one hour, a half an hour. Whatever you feel that you can spare and be spared by everyone else. If you have to, let whoever depends on you know that you are going on a mini-retreat and you will get back to them when you are done.

-Create a spa in your bathroom and lock the door.

-Go for a pretty drive in the country.

-Listen to meditation music or just nothing at all and enjoy the silence.

-Take a walk in the park. Bring a book or a journal with you.

-Go to your bedroom and close the door. Put a sign on the outside of the door letting the household know to DO NOT DISTURB.

-Go to an art museum or somewhere that feeds a passion of yours.

Leave Your Ego Out Of It

Going on a personal retreat is not ego driven, it is soul driven. Taking a retail therapy trip or hitting the local pub or ice cream stand is not a personal retreat. If the excursion makes you feel guilty or causes problems later, then you are defeating the purpose. The idea is to take some time out for yourself and let your mind, body, and soul rejuvenate.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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      Allisyn Nichols 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much I love getting comments. I hope that you can use some of these suggestions.

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      MsDora 

      2 years ago

      Such great suggestions for a personal retreat. Helpful and doable. The quote "Starve your ego. Feed your soul" is an effective summary. Thank you.

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