How to Pull Off the Perfect Self-Care Getaway
Article by Jessie Clark with Soulful-Travel.com
In today’s busy world, self-care has become a “must,” instead of just an indulgence. In fact, there’s plenty of science-backed data that illustrates how self-care offers long- and short-term benefits to both the mind and body, so that you have more energy and respond better to challenging situations, which, in turn, makes you more productive, patient, and efficient.
Needless to say, making room for self-care in your life will do you a load of good. But beyond just spending many a lazy hour in bed, self-care may also entail leaving your comfort zone and immersing in the sights and sounds of a new and/or beloved place. It can even be argued that traveling is an essential part of self-care and may be exactly what you need at any given moment. So, without further ado, here’s how you can pull off the perfect self-care getaway.
Turn to Tools
Are you one of the many people who recently started an entrepreneurial venture? If so, it can be a bit scary to step away from your budding business for a vacay. Yet that might be just what you need to stay productive and efficient.
Taking the time to ensure your business is established as professionally as possible can alleviate much of the worry involved with taking time away. In part, this involves making outside services and tools part of your management plan. For instance, your bank can play an important role in helping you financially, thanks to the types of accounts, loans and services it provides. You can also lean on your registered agent to tend legal notices and correspondence, and deadlines won’t even cross your mind if you have a compliance tool in your arsenal of tech goodies. Look into services and tools that set your business up for success, then pack your bags.
Go with the Flow
Traveling is undoubtedly a real treat to the senses. However, the need to do and see everything can add a lot of pressure, which can be counter-productive to your self-care goals. It definitely will not serve to follow a packed itinerary to the letter. Choose, instead, to go with the flow.
Of course, this is easier said than done. When you’re visiting a new place, FOMO (fear of missing out) can be real. However, the truth is that there’s really no need to feel guilty about skipping attractions and activities and choosing to explore at your own pace, nor should you feel bad for choosing to sleep in or while the hours away in your well-appointed hotel room. You’ll find that not stretching yourself to capacity is actually the best way to make the most out of your trip and practice self-care while you’re at it.
Disconnect to Reconnect
Bear in mind that self-care is about reconnecting with yourself and tuning in to find out what it is that your mind and body need to stay in tip-top shape. However, letting in outside noise can interfere with this, so why not take your self-care trip as an opportunity to disconnect?
It’s wise to unplug from social media, turn off your push notifications, and not even think about opening those work emails. These, of course, are just a few ways you can go on a digital detox while on vacation, which is arguably one of the best self-care moves you can make. As a bonus, doing so will also alleviate much of the pressure that social media imposes (unbeknownst to you or otherwise), so you can actually have a good time for real, instead of just looking like it.
Indulge in Something New
Now, self-indulgence (but in a good way) is the very tenet of self-care. Indeed, there’s no better time to shift your mindset and make a healthy change than when you’re traveling, and this is no doubt an important self-care step that you should not miss.
For example, if you love the outdoors and want to try something a little different, give Blazin’ Paddles kayak tours a whirl. Even if you’ve never used a kayak before, this unique tour of the Colorado River could be exactly what you need to relax and unwind. The idea is to go beyond what you’re used to and truly embrace changes outside as well as in.
Indeed, few pursuits are as worthwhile as the pursuit of the best life for your best self. Taking a self-care journey definitely gets you closer to that objective, so start planning yours today.
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