Rosemary Eddowes, Solar Springs Retreat Herbalist explores the multitude of benefits in just switching off for a day.
For many of us, we have one big holiday planned for the year, but have you ever thought about a few short breaks in between?
The benefits of escaping your daily routine and switching off for even 24 hours are greater than you think! I’ve put together our top three reasons why you should be planning a short break.
- Short breaks are far easier to fit into our busy lifestyles, making them more achievable than an extended break of two or more weeks. It can be difficult to negotiate long periods of time off work, find space in a busy schedule and arrange care for the house, children and pets. Since short breaks are more achievable, there can also be more of them during the year!
- Switching off for 24 hours provides proven benefits in general health and wellbeing, with improvements in sleep and a reduction in stress. Taking 24 hours once every three months to focus on rejuvenating your mind and body can keep stress from taking hold. Just 24 hours off enables you to build resilience and function more productively in daily life.
Putting yourself in new surroundings also stimulates the brain and allows you to really listen to your body. At Solar Springs Retreat we encourage guests to mix up daily routines to allow them to switch off – if you work an office job, then spend time outside being active or simply be alone and focus on yourself.
- Short breaks are also often more cost effective than long holidays and travelling to distant locations. They offer a prime opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful regions in Australia, right at our doorstep.
If you’re looking for your next escape from reality check out Solar Springs Retreat, located in the picturesque New South Wales Southern Highlands. It is an ideal location for a mid-week or weekend break. Guests at Solar Springs are invited to choose their own retreat program, from lifestyle to health retreats that nurture the mind, body and soul.
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Prepared by: Rosemary Eddowes Solar Springs Herbalist
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme