I have to start with a true confession: retreating is hard for me (and I don’t think I’m alone in this). It’s rare that I give myself true down time; usually my idea of down time is responding to email from my laptop on the couch with the TV on instead of at my desk.
I know, I know. I live on the wild side, for sure.
When I do gift myself the time to truly rest and retreat, though, I never regret it. In fact, I usually find myself surprised by how even a few hours of it can reboot my system so fully.
Going away on retreat is a lovely experience because you have someone else creating the container of the day/weekend/week so you can rest even more easily. I wish we could all have at least once/year!
However, you don’t have to wait for that. You can retreat on your own at home either in addition to or instead of getting away and as a bonus you can also keep it simple and inexpensive.
This guide is designed to help you consider how you might bring DIY, or do-it-yourself, retreating into your life on a regular basis. We’ll be talking format, supplies, structure and more.