3 Reasons Why You Need a Retreat
Theresa Polley
April 9, 2019
September 11, 2023
Self Care

Life! Busy, messy, sometimes dull, sometimes more excitement or more heartache than we can bear, but truly a joy when we are in the moment and are relaxed and able to enjoy.

Wonderful experience! Seriously, one of the best retreat centers I have been to in Texas. Great staff, wonderful food, beautiful accommodations, great yoga, and peaceful surroundings. The retreats are intimate and life-giving. Definitely go, you won't be sorry. ~Lauren, Retreat Guest

Many of us have are living our life on a fight or flight basis. So much stress and uncertainty, we don't know what's coming next. Our nervous system has ramped up to high alert and we may not be able to completely relax.

Are you:

  • Overwhelmed
  • Constantly Busy
  • Forgetful
  • Stressed
  • Anxious 
  • Depressed
  • Having trouble relaxing
  • Unable to sleep

If you can say yes to any of those, you need a reset - body, mind, and soul!

1. You Think You Don’t Have Time

Sometimes we tell ourselves we don’t have the time for the most important things in our lives. Life is short, we don’t have the time not to. Taking time for you is not selfish - it is self preservation. It is how we are able to do all that we do. It’s easy to make excuses, yet when we don’t make the time for ourselves - not only do we suffer, but our loved ones suffer - we may be impatient, frustrated, stressed and taking it all out on them. Just like a car, we need maintenance to keep going.Oh the excuses we come up with - who will take care of the children, pets, partner, plants, obligations, your to do list? Reach out to your support group and ask for help. Maybe demand help.

2. You Think You Need to Do it All

It’s impossible for you to do everything. Trust me, I learned the hard way. Press pause and tell your world (and yourself): 

I need to stop all of the doing. I need to refocus, regroup and renew. I need healing for my body, my mind and my soul. I need to just be.

When you take a moment to step back from your intense reality, you will find peace and clarity. 

3. You Need to Unplug

In this day and age, one constant is the endless doing. The emails, texts, and social media feeds are never ending. The long list of things you “need to,” “should,” or “shouldn’t” do can be overwhelming. People in your life who cry out for your help, your love, your opinion - when does it end? The demand on our attention, energy and time is non-stop. (And if you’re not convinced, here are 7 more reasons why you need to unplug!)

Find a Retreat That Works for You

At Retreat in the Pines we intentionally create a safe space where you can find exactly what you need - we encourage our guests to take what they need and leave what they don’t. While a weekend away from home is the ideal retreat, you can also retreat to your backyard, to a quiet place in your home, to a local park, to a yoga class, to a place where you can relax, renew and find you.

Once you arrive your retreat destination slow down, press pause, and breathe. Take a moment to soak it all in. Allow yourself to stop the constant doing and rest deeply. Allow yourself to discover what it is that drives you. Take time for yourself.

Take Time for Yourself at Retreat in the Pines

Know this universal truth: If you don’t take care of you, you will simply be unable to take care of anything or anybody else. And when that happens, who will take care of you? Give yourself permission to take the self care break you need. Life is too short not to! Book an upcoming retreat.

This blog is intended to provide helpful suggestions for self care and overall well-being. I am not a mental health professional. If you’re struggling I encourage you to seek the help of a professional. Find a Mental Health Professional | National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988

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Theresa Polley

Theresa believes ALL women have the right to live life on their own terms. In 2004, she created Retreat in the Pines to give women a safe space to be their authentic selves without apology while finding the healing and renewal they deserve.

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