Ever found yourself longing to go in retreat? We think you can have a retreat at home and Sundays are the perfect days to do it!
Here are 5 tips to have your own Sunday Retreat!
1. Plan it in advance
It’s so good to have something to look forward to and a retreat should be exactly that. can you arrange to drop children off to a friends or grandparents (even better if it’s an overnight stay?!) If it’s not entirely possible to have the whole day, perhaps you can find a few hours whilst everyone else is out doing something… anything else!
2. Block out the day
Make sure you protect your time and block out the day from visitors, obligations or chores. If necessary, get everything you might be tempted to do, like school uniform washing or weekly shop the day before.
3. Have an idea of what you’re going to do
…but don’t jam pack the time with a crowded itinerary. Have a loose idea, like “read book in bed / go for a walk / swim / pick up that craft you used to like doing.” You could arrange to meet a friend for an uninterrupted coffee and chat. Prepare anything you might need, like a new notebook, favourite foods, bath oils etc.
4. Avoid the temptation to go on your phone
Whilst our phones definitely have their benefits, they can lead us down overwhelming rabbit holes, bombarding us with things we should be doing, news that doesn’t always uplift us and physically, keeps us often hunched over and stagnant. Set yourself the challenge of being screen free for as long as possible and see what impact it has on your head and your breath.
5. Take time at the end to journal
How do you feel? Refreshed? Inspired? Would you like to make it a more regular occurrence? Have you had space to think that has given you fresh ideas? Write it all down so you don’t forget as soon as you go back into the normal day to day routines!
We hope this has given you some food for thought in todays busy world. Do let us know if you try it or if you have other ideas for taking time out to recharge!