How to Move Forward by Creating a Personal Retreat

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Your personal retreat energizes you…

Creating a personal retreat is a profound act of self-care.

It is also a powerful investment in your energy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Too many of us were raised to equate self-care with self-indulgence. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Many are learning, during this time of COVID, that deep reservoirs of resilience and energy are needed to navigate everyday living.

You won’t be present for others if you aren’t there for yourself.

It’s that simple. Your self-care is a time choice you must make over and over. And it’s one whose importance often needs to be reinforced and reframed.

As important as you know self-care is, how often do you set it aside to do that ‘just one more thing’ for someone else? So, here’s the reframe:

Self-care is not an indulgent luxury. If you want to be present and working at your peak over time, it’s a necessity. And it’s your responsibility.

Self-care and Your Personal Retreat:

One of the ways that I replenish myself is with what I call a personal retreat.

Basically, this involves a choice to step out of the rhythm of everyday life and create space for solitude. It needn’t be complicated. Generally, to create my personal retreat, I simply disengage from whatever I am involved in.  I relax my body and take a few moments to breathe, reflect, and reconnect with myself.

This retreat is an opportunity to revitalize your energy by authentically tapping into your core and re-connecting with your heart. 

A personal retreat can be brief… 

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 will refine with practice.

Whether I have an hour or 10-minutes to devote to self-care, I always benefit when I take some silent time to authentically connect with myself. 

So, how do you care for yourself now? Does silence replenish your energy and help you reconnect your head and your heart? 

How will you create time in your day today for one or two brief retreats? 

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