Retreats. You see them everywhere nowadays and my guess is you’re extremely tempted to partake in one, but things get in the way like time, money and the energy to travel. While I’m a firm believer that everyone should treat themselves to a retreat at least once in their life, I also understand the challenges behind retreating, vacating and pressing “pause” on your life.
The immense benefits of treating yourself to a retreat include:
resetting the mind, body and spirit
recharging our internal battery
inspiring creativity and motivation
helping to manage and minimize stress
improving clarity around situations and questions we may have
Do you ever feel stuck in the same routine? I don't know about you but I'm a creature of habit and while that can be a good thing, sometimes I get stuck in a rut. This rut leaves me feeling unmotivated, boring, and sometimes gets me emotional.
Can you relate??
Here are three ways that I like to pull myself out of that mundane, robotic feeling.
It's a complete & total honor to be featured in December's edition of Fargo Monthly! Check out page 32-33 to hear more about my goals, favorite places to eat, favorite local businesses, and my favorite Fargo drink! Which, no surprise, is the HoDo Hot Cider! Yum!Read More
So, what does stress do to your gut? Oh so many nasty little things. Let me explain the whole picture for you.
When we are stressed, we release hormones. One of those hormones being cortisol. Now, cortisol is great when we have an open wound or illness that our body needs to defend against. However, when we are stressed out because we're working 80 hours a week, our marriage is on the rocks, or we can't disconnect from the outside world for fear of missing out... that's a whole other story.