Wellness at home is a wonderful idea for those who may not have the option to run off to a divine (but expensive) fancy retreat. Wouldn’t it be amazing to buy a weekend ticket to a gorgeous wellness sanctuary to escape the everyday grind?
Those beautiful picturesque photos of stunning retreats for optimized health, where you’ll find many of the stressed and overworked members of society escaping for some much-needed relaxation and repair time. Aren’t they just divine images? Expertly planned detox meals each day, activities led by your guru and daily yoga all mixed with the beautiful surrounds of stunning scenery, with the attendees looking oh so blissful and satisfied?
Unfortunately, not all of us have the luxury of time or money to throw at one of these epic and idealistic retreats right now;
So why not create your very own retreat within your own home? With these tips, there is absolutely no excuse not to begin the relaxation and repair process.
You can actually create a blissful and serene space at home
Enabling you to disconnect from feelings of stress and tension building up within your body. Some simple, easy and fairly cheap ideas to help you create the sacred space you need to begin the process of repair within your body and mind.
Let’s get straight to it, here are my 10 tips to help you relax within your very own wellness retreat at home:
Seriously, there’s nothing that says ‘chill out and relax’ like burning incense and some dimmed lighting. Incense cost all of a couple of bucks and are the perfect addition to a night or weekend of total relaxation
Run a bath using a few drops of essential oil of lavender
The calming and relaxing impact of lavender has been documented to be used for 2500 years – so I would say that’s a fairly good track record. It smells divine and makes you feel like you are ready to chill.
Set yourself the goal to be a vegetarian for 2 days
Fresh fruit, salad, and healthy living foods for a couple of days to just help cleanse your body. If you have time to really think about them then please do careful plan your meals, if you have no time whatsoever – take bananas with you to work, eat 2-minute individually packed oats for brekky and you can buy pre-made salads from the supermarket for lunch, as well as stir fry veggies pre-chopped for dinner, maybe chuck in some soy. Keep it simple, try some smoothies and green juices as well if you can.
Drink herbal tea
Peppermint tea says to me ‘retreat and chill’, and smells absolutely amazing, you’ll be surprised how nice It actually is even if you aren’t used to it – they are cheap and delicious! For wellness at home, herbal tea is a must!
Try a 10-minute guided meditation
It’s so easy to find good meditation audio these days, Spotify, YouTube or even just take a look on google. Guided meditation can really help you breathe and relax out of a lot of the tension help in your body. It doesn’t need to be an hour long; 10 minutes is great and a guided one is nice to start with if you don’t normally meditate.
Write a gratitude list
There’s a warm and fuzzy feeling that comes over you when acknowledge and give thanks to all of the amazing things you already have in your life. Including people, achievements, things, and memories. Taking the time to appreciate all the things you are grateful for is a form of nourishment for your soul.
Inject your mind with some positive thoughts and try
Sometimes life gets so busy that we don’t even have enough time to sit back and monitor the internal chatter and thoughts rushing around our busy minds. Try injecting some positive thoughts and intentions through affirmations. You can write down some of the affirmations that stand out to you, example; I am happy, I am beautiful, I am enough, I am healthy.
Light candles and create a relaxation space
Create a beautiful space where you can sit all comfy and chilled in a relaxation zone. This can be an entire room if that option is a possibility for you, your lounge or bedroom. Or a corner of a room if things are simply too busy. But that space if just for you. Light candles, make it clean and a nourishing spot to unwind.
Practice breathing exercises
When your sacred space is ready, spend some time slowing your breathing right down, extended the exhalation to slightly longer than your inhalations, filling and emptying the belly with your breath.
Reach out to your loved ones
At the end of your wellness retreat at home, when you are almost ready to enter back into normal life and routine, send a message, email, letter or directly in person – Tell those who you care for that you are grateful for them in your life and send some love to them.
Needing some more inspiration on focusing on your own wellness?