Being fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to be rushing around everywhere like a bull at a gate. It’s all about balance. If you follow your nutritional plan and cleanse consistently then of course you deserve to treat yourself a little. The same applies if you work hard at the gym or power through all your daily tasks, then you more than deserve a little downtime. – it’s all about balance!
Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on a therapeutic massage, spa day or weekend away, why not save your hard-earned money and relax in the comfort of your own home? We’re not talking about a half-a-million-dollar renovation, just a few simple tips to help you unwind and recharge the batteries.
Go off the grid
Many rural and remote retreats have little-to-no phone reception anyway. Switch off your devices and you’ll quickly realise just how long the day is without checking your social media every five minutes!
Listen to the leaves
There’s a reason why mediation and health retreats aren’t in the centre of busy cities. Nature is actually good for us, so take a long walk around a nearby nature reserve. If there’s not a single leaf in sight around your neighbourhood, listen to a ‘nature’ soundtrack at home. Those soothing sounds of water trickling or birds singing are bound to put you at ease.
It’s never too early to think about sleep
We don’t mean having an insanely early night (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). It’s more about getting you thinking about what you put on your plate for dinner.
What you eat for dinner could determine what sort of sleep you have. Aim for something high in fibre and protein and low in saturated fat.
You might not get hours to spend meditating as you would at a typical health retreat, so if you’re short on time, try 10 minutes a day. It helps to set up a space which is conducive for meditation, which brings us to our final tip…
Set the scene for relaxation
A cluttered home isn’t an ideal space for relaxing. It might not sound like much of a ‘retreat-like’ activity to clean up your home, but make a little time to tidy up, even it’s just the area you’re ‘retreating’ to.
Once that’s done, it’s time to set up a soothing scent! Of course, Isagenix® has a few recommendations for you to try 😉. Lavender and Frankincense are the perfect singles to chill out, but if you’re looking a comforting blend, then it’s hard to go past TumBliss™ and Content™.
So next time you need to separate yourself from the daily hustle or wind down after a big week of working out, follow these steps to revitalise for the next task ahead without having to break the bank!