How to Continue Self-Help Practices after a Wellness Retreat
Mar 26, 2019
If you have ever been on a wellness retreat, you know the magical life-changing experience these retreats can be. They revitalize body and mind, release stress, support a healthy-eating environment and give an overall detox from impurities of the body.
However, it becomes difficult to maintain the same routine you followed at wellness retreat after you return to everyday responsibilities. Now, the question arises how to continue healthy habits once you are back to reality?
The key to continue and maximize wellness retreat magic is to take home the learning and convert them into healthy habits once you get back home.
Here are the ultimate hacks to continue healthy habits after a wellness retreat.
Plan your holiday or a weekend. Mark days on your calendar. Make the proper arrangements, and devote that day completely to yourself. Decide in advance what practices you will do, make a list of things to do or a schedule to be followed and print it and stick it to the wall or fridge. Keep in mind the activities and schedule should be realistic; it shouldn’t be too loose or too tight.
Prepare Your Space
Choose a space where it is quiet and free of distraction. De-clutter and clean the room in advance to prep up the environment. Light some aroma candles to give it a retreat like feeling.
Plan Your Meals
Create a menu and shop for groceries accordingly. This way you prepare yourself to eat healthy just like you eat in the retreat centre. Try to eat fresh, clean, local and refrain yourself from eating oily and processed food. Try to cook yourself as it can be very therapeutic to mind and encourages creativity according to studies.
Give Yourself a Digital Detox
Many retreat programs insist participants stay away from technology as much as possible. Practising digital detox can do wonders for your wellbeing. Disconnecting yourself from the devices connects you to the real world and makes you feel more relaxed and fresh.
Indulge yourself into a yoga practice daily. You can do it by joining yoga classes or at home online classes. Practising it daily will energize your body, get the blood flowing, and help to calm your mind. Also, we recommend you to try Yoga Nidra class; it’s a guided sleep meditation and the perfect plan for your wellness program.
There is no denying to the fact that meditation has tonnes of benefits whether you practice it simply for five minutes or as long as 60 minutes. Practising daily meditation act as a stress buster improves sleep quality and has a calming effect on the mind and body.
Practising gratitude after a wellness retreat programme helps you live in a moment, be thankful for what you have, makes you happier and feeling confident. For this, you can also maintain a journal and pen down things you are grateful for that day. Doing this automatically uplifts your mood and brings positivity.
Take a Spa
Book an Ayurvedic spa appointment to pamper yourself or take at home spa. If you at taking at home spa then use essential oils in your bath water, use homemade natural scrubs, take a hot water bath for a perfect spa-like feeling.
Make Herbal Tea a Part of Your Routine
Almost all the wellness programs use essential oils and herbal teas to help individuals calm down before/after treatments. Also, bedtime herbal teas are given to relax and fall asleep. Make herbal teas like lemongrass, chamomile or lavender as a part of your routing to calm your mind, to sleep better or even for weight loss.
Last but not the least staying connected with the friends you made on your wellness retreat program helps you feeling motivated. Moreover, it helps you stick to healthy habits for longer even after the wellness retreat. Finding a group or community of people who have similar interest as yours enables you to gain new insights and acts as a support system.