These last few weeks have been hectic as think I have mentioned, between the crunch of work and my Masters course had left me completely depleted. Since the Summer began I have tried to slow my pace down, take care of myself a little better and to that end I have been consciously letting stress go, trying out Reiki and using Bach Flower Essences and lots of meditation and aromatherapy. All good stuff - but I needed something more.
I needed to get out of the cavern and back into the light.
So if you can plan for yourself a little retreat like this, even a couple of days, here are my three top tips for making it a success:
1. Head for nature - a city break just won't do it as you are aiming to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of human civilisation. The quieter pace of country life is better suited.
2. Switch off - mobile phones, email and all real time communications. It will all still be there when you return.
3. Take with you those thing you haven't found time for but really want to indulge in; like an amazing but challenging book, a set of guided meditations, a new tarot deck or perhaps a yoga DVD you wanted to try out. You now have some space to play with them, but don't worry if you don't get round to it either, because when you return home it is likely you'll have a renewed enthusiasm and energy for them anyway.