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The Ultimate Reset: Why You Need a Weekend Getaway for Mind and Body Renewal

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Vacation or a nice, relaxing holiday — it’s something we all want, but find difficulty planning due to our schedules that are jam-packed with work and social commitments. Many women are afraid to take a break as they don’t want to “get out of the groove”, but stepping away from your daily routine comes with plenty of benefits. 

To reap the benefits of a getaway or vacation, you don’t have to climb a mountain in Peru or backpack across Europe — relaxation is calling us too, sis!

In fact, all it takes is a brief change in scenery and routine. This  disconnect from the hecticness of your everyday life can support your mental health and bring a renewed sense of motivation, serving you in the long-run. Even a short weekend getaway can help you relax and gain different perspectives so you return to reality with a refreshed sense of purpose and newfound energy. 

Leaving your nose-to-the-grindstone work routine behind for a couple of days to focus on yourself can also help you be a better mother, partner, sister, friend, or coworker. The transformative benefits will trickle into every aspect of your life.

Here are all the ways a weekend getaway can improve your mind and body:

Stress reduction

When you’re feeling stressed at work or due to other factors within your life, the easiest way to calm the worry is through self-care. By going on a weekend getaway filled with self-care activities that you enjoy, you’ll notice reduced feelings of stress and an improved sense of confidence. Both of these will surely help you once you return from your getaway. 

Sometimes, stepping away from a stressful scenario or situation for a couple of days is all it takes. 

Strengthening relationships

Whether you want to go away with friends or family members, or by yourself is totally up to you. Embarking on a relaxing, grounding getaway with others will make you feel more connected. But also, if you choose to go alone, you’ll notice improved and stronger relationships with the people in your life when you return. Prioritizing your mental health and overall well-being works wonders on how you interact with others in your professional and personal life. 

Boosting creativity

Many ladies find that immersing themselves in a new environment fosters fresh ideas and even stimulates creativity. This is incredibly helpful for those who run their own businesses as new ideas are essential for growth. A simple change of scenery can encourage you to think outside of the box, providing new perspectives that you can apply to your personal and professional life. 

Improved sleep

Reduced stress also contributes to better sleeping, and Lord knows we all could use that. When you’re working tirelessly to achieve your goals, the hustle and bustle can often impact how many zzz’s you’re catching each night. Breaking free from the daily grind for just a few days can reset your sleep cycle, so you can catch up on some much-needed rest. 

Failing to prioritize sleep can result in lethargy, mood swings, and feelings of depression and anxiety. So be sure to pack some ear plugs and a sleep mask before you head off on your weekend getaway 

Re-focus on what matters

It’s easy to get caught up in things that don’t really matter when you’re working super hard and not taking time to rest — you’ll find yourself losing sight of your goals and prioritizing the wrong things. Removing yourself from your busy routine can encourage you to reflect upon what you really want and what makes you happy. Because at the end of the day, your happiness is all that matters. 

Join our upcoming Selfish Retreat for a transformative and empowering weekend! Take this opportunity to reset and recharge in the most supportive and nurturing environment possible. To register, visit https://imlovingme.net/selfish-retreat/.

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