We understand that life can be hectic at times, and we may feel unable to put our best foot forward when it comes to self-care. It's happened to all of us!
That's why we've devised a few simple and inventive ways for you to enjoy a mindful retreat in the privacy of your own home.
1. GET IN THE RIGHT MINDSET
To relax and unwind, you'll need to create a soothing environment that will set the tone for your mindful retreat. Among the things you could do are:
- Light a candle that smells good to you.
- Play soothing music for meditation.
- For added comfort, scatter cushions and blankets throughout your space.
A little meditation can go a long way toward helping you relax mindfully. During your meditation session, try to clear your mind of all thoughts and focus on your breathing for a few minutes.
Listening to meditation music in the background can help you focus on your breathing and avoid distractions.
TIP: To avoid distraction, make sure all electronic devices are turned off and put away. This is your time to be alone.
3. DO SOME YOGA
TIP: Yoga has numerous health and mental advantages. It's also a fantastic way to get some exercise and unwind at the same time.
Hold each yoga pose for a few seconds longer for a deeper stretch. Remember to concentrate on your breathing.