Defining Wellness At Home

True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from. ~ Brianna Wiest.

An at-home retreat is both simple and affordable. It offers a welcomed reprieve from the daily hustle and bustle right in the comfort of your own home and neighborhood. It’s the wellness weekend you’ve been needing — relaxation, self-care, healthy meals, physical activity, and all your favorite wellness treatments. Steps to create an at-home wellness retreat.

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Make room for “Do-Nothing-Time.” This is the time to soak in all your blissful wellness activities, to reflect, and to cherish this experience. Too often on retreat we try to cram in as many activities as we can and before we know it that early morning meditation is more stressful than blissful.

Seven simple steps is all you need to have a blissful, relaxing weekend. Go ahead and enjoy your soul-soothing at-home wellness retreat.

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Schedule a Friday evening through a Sunday afternoon for your at-home wellness retreat. Mark it on your calendar. Tell your friends and family that you will be busy that weekend. Treat this retreat just as you would any other retreat.

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Plan ahead. Create a menu. Shop for groceries and prep as much as you can ahead of time, minimizing dishes and added work during mealtimes. Added bonus - By planning ahead, you will be able to treat yourself to healthy meals throughout the weekend just as you would have if you were away at a retreat center.