Anything can be DIY’d, including a DIY wellness retreat at home. After the rush of the holiday season and the start of the new year, a wellness retreat is just what you need to reset, relax, and allow your body to rest. So, If you’re looking to relax but can’t get away from home, this blog post is for you.
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Retreats For Mental Wellness
When you’ve been through trauma, it’s hard to take time to rest. Or, if you’re like me, rest is hard to come by.
A retreat for mental wellness allows your body to relax with your soul.
I previously participated in a retreat for mental wellness when I was on my sabbatical a few years ago. I worked with a wonderful organization called Safe Place. My life was a lot different back then, but I loved the experience. If you want to read more about that experience, click here.
During that time in my life, I regularly participated in spa day Sunday, so since I enjoyed that so much, I knew this was something I would to do again on a wellness retreat.
How To Make Your Home Into A Wellness Retreat
With any good retreat comes planning. If that means you can’t relax until all of your laundry is done and meals are planned out for the next day, then that’s fine! Make sure everything is finished so you can fully relax.
I personally cannot relax unless my house is clean. My bed has to be made and I have to have a normal and healthy house.
Making your home into a wellness retreat requires planning the activities you want to participate in.
Here are a few ideas.
1. Plan Your Meals Ahead Of Time
I sometimes find cooking exhausting, unless it’s something I’m excited about cooking.
If you like cooking each meal, you go girl. Cook away.
2. Wellness Retreat Activities
Figure out the activities you want to do during your at-home retreat. Here is a list to help you get started on thinking about what you’d like to do.
- Spa Treatment
- Digital Detox
- Taking a nap
- Listening to your favorite podcast
- Listening to music
Only you can decide, but having a plan will help the retreat feel like a real retreat.
3. Schedule The Retreat
Put the retreat on your schedule, and once you figure out the activities you want to do, put those on your calendar as well.
(Also if you are looking for a planner, She Plans Planners has planners available.)
I also think there’s something to be said about scheduling a full day for yourself.
Wellness Retreat Schedule
Having a schedule makes it more like a retreat.
My Wellness Retreat would look like this:
Jesus and Journaling
When I first woke up, regardless if I am doing a retreat or not, I read my Bible, journaled, and prayed while I drank my morning coffee.
Relaxation can look like doing anything you enjoy or if you are like me, I watch my Netflix fireplace.
Since gymnastics is something I love, gymnastic would be my daily exercise.
Your exercise doesn’t need to be gymnastics, but it could be anything like stretching, running, or walking. Do whatever you are comfortable with, and you enjoy.
Previously I used to do spa day Sunday where I would relax in a nice hot bath (I would shower first though. I know I’m weird!).
Spa day Sunday would include a nice hot bath, a good book, nice soft music, and a glass of water (sometimes wine).
Relaxing for you might be soft music, a hike, hanging out with friends, or something else. Whatever helps you relax, do it!
Cooking Meals At Home
If you are looking for a good cookbook, Joanna Gaines cookbook is amazing.
But cooking can look like whatever you want it to. But sometimes wellness retreats, can a little extra regarding cooking.
I’m personally not a big television watcher, but I do love Virgin River.
I find sometimes just watching something funny or relaxing helps the experience a little more.
And that is a DIY wellness retreat at home!
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