Finding Time for Your Own Personal Retreat

Deliberate CalmFinding time to take care of yourself is a wonderful investment in your energy, efficiency, and effectiveness!


Too many of us tend to think of self care as a self-indulgence.  I see it as a key time choice – and one whose importance we often need to reinforce and reframe for ourselves! It’s helpful to see self care, not as an indulgent luxury, but as a responsibility and a necessity … if we want to work at our peaks over time!

One of the ways that I like to take care of myself is with what I think of as a personal retreat.  Basically, this involves a choice to take some silent time to authentically connect with myself.  To create my retreat, I simply step back from whatever I am involved in.  I relax my body and take a few moments to breathe, reflect, and re-connect with myself.

This retreat is an opportunity to revitalize your energy by authentically tapping into your core and re-connecting with your heart.  It needn’t involve a lot of time.  In fact, the more you do it, the less time it tends to take.  It’s the quality of your attention that is key, and that’s something that you can definitely refine with practice.

Are you able to find time in your day for brief retreats?  Does silence replenish your energy and help you reconnect your head and your heart?  How does this work for you?  I’d love to hear!

What if you could find another hour every day?

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Let’s explore time together …


  1. What I like to do is take a nice walk and if I don’t have time for a nice walk, simply stepping outside and having a seat in the nice fresh NH air helps me to retreat!

  2. Hi Brandy – I love the straightforwardness and absolute portability of your approach. It certainly allows you to make your retreats easily and as often as you need/want to – wherever you may be. (Ah, but isn’t that fresh NH air wonderful?) ;>)

  3. PS Thanks for reaching out on LinkedIn!

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