Help me make the most of my solo retreat!
May 13, 2011 3:02 PM Subscribe
Next week, I'm taking 3 days away from family and work to relax, recharge and (hopefully) reprogram myself. Please help me make the most of it!
posted by justonegirl to health & fitness (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
With my husband's blessing, I'll be spending three nights next week in an upscale hotel, with the purpose of basically resetting myself. I've been feeling increasingly stressed and overwhelmed, with no time or space to think and rest, hence this little getaway.
The plan is that l will spend the whole time in the room (hello, room service!), doing a fair amount of sleeping and probably a little pleasure reading and TV watching. Still, I really want to do some focused thinking, reading and journaling/listmaking on the following topics:
- mindfulness, gratitude, acceptance of self and others
- physical health (I'm stuck in some dreadful habits)
- positive parenting
- loving and accepting my spouse and opening myself up to a better connection with him
I would really love some recommendations for any books, writing prompts and/or thought exercises, or just some general advice on making this a great experience. I doubt I'll have an opportunity like this again anytime soon.
(Just a little background on me, in case it helps anyone's answer: I'm 35, female, married with two kids aged 4 and 1, I co-own a successful business with my husband, I'm fairly reclusive and shy, very hard on myself with a lot of negative self-talk about my bad habits and poor choices I've made. I also have a tendency to dwell on problems, always thinking that with enough thinking and planning and organizing, I'll find "the answer." That's been about as successful as you can probably imagine.)
Thanks in advance!