Take a Wellness Break
WHY NOT TAKE A WELLNESS BREAK?
Wellness and self-care may seem like the buzzwords of the moment, but it is true that we are leading lives that seem more and more demanding on our physical and emotional wellbeing. Though we try to resist it, it is a struggle to sometimes keep up with modern expectations and the pressures of daily life.
Whilst it may seem a luxury and something that is at the bottom of your to-do list, it is becoming increasingly apparent that self-care is something that is vital, not a luxury. Taking time care for your personal wellbeing allows you to be more creative and more productive and lot less stressed. If you are constantly caring for others and not yourself you will eventually burn out and have nothing left to give.
A break away is just one way to take some me-time or even family time. Getting away from the everyday routine gives you that guilt-free excuse to relax that we just can't seem to manage at home.
Below are a just few suggestions that could help you introduce some new self-care habits at home or away.
1. Spend time outside in Nature
Though it may seem cliché, a bracing walk on the beach or getting out among the trees can do wonders for clearing those Winter cobwebs. On the Mornington Peninsula there are an abundance of wonderful walks and bike trails to explore. Read more here!
2. Pamper Yourself
It seems obvious, but how hard do we find it to make time to care for ourselves. Make a date with yourself to have a bubble bath, book in a massage or get a manicure. Relax in a spa and book a treatment or two.
3. Eat Well
Give your body the nourishment it needs...including your favourite guilty pleasures every now and then.
4. Escape the technology, unplug from social media – are you surrounding yourself with too many negative influences? Take some time out and unfollow sites and anyone who don’t make you feel good. Spend that extra time saved worrying what everyone else is doing doing something for you.
5. Take a short road trip - put on your favourite playlist and enjoy some car karaoke – listening to music can really lift your spirits, especially when its really loud!!
6. Take some time out to watch your favourite shows or movies
7. Learn a new skill - Taking time out to learn a new skill or hobby, like knitting or painting can work in the same way as meditation, as well as giving you a sense of achievement. Everyone is creative if they give it a go.
8. Read a book. I used to read so much more before the invasion of the smartphone, did you? Why not join a book club or start one! Check out our team’s recommendations for Winter reads book list for a few page turners. https://www.holidayshacks.com.au/news/129
9. Create a travel bucket list…what could be more fun than ticking off the destinations on this to do list. The Dalai Lama does say that we should go somewhere we have never been at least once a year, but who says we have to stop at one.
10. Do something out of your comfort zone, because let’s face it that is where exciting stuff really happens. Have you ever wanted to learn how to surf or swim with dolphins? We can recommend places to make that happen.
11. Find somewhere quiet and meditate or practice some yoga. Other spiritual practices that you might consider could also include volunteering, helping those less fortunate, giving to charity or attending a religious service.
12. Book a weekend away with your favourite people – life is so busy these days we rarely get to spend time with the people we love the most, whether that is friends or family. Have a family day out or plan a picnic….spend quality time with a parent…book a girls night or weekend away (pamper, takeaway chick flicks, perfect!)
Check out the Holiday Shacks website to find some amazing properties that make fantastic getaway locations for a family or friends get-togethers. There is enough space for everyone to relax and unwind. https://www.holidayshacks.com.au
We can also help with help with some of those getaway extras to make your weekend the perfect wellness escape. Let us organise in-house massages, catering or even a private yoga class for your group.
REMEMBER THAT SELF-CARE IS NOT OPTIONAL, ITS ESSENTIAL!!