Sometimes, no matter how much you love your life, it’s good to get away from it all. And one of the best ways to really get away from everything is a personal retreat. When you work from home the way I do, it’s challenging to unplug completely. There’s always one more email to check, one more comment to moderate, and one more cute photo of Allegra and Ruby to share.
The idea of a personal retreat is to disconnect from the business and distractions of every day life, and to have a chance to regroup on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. Personal retreats can take many different forms: for some, it may be a weekend spent camping and hiking in nature, for others, it may be a day or two at a spa. I am spending today at a meditation retreat, and have left Allegra and Ruby in charge.
I’m not sure they really understand why I need to get away every once in a while. Cats don’t need retreats. They live in the moment, and they don’t loose touch with who they are because they don’t get distracted by life’s worries, challenges and to do lists. Most days, spending time with my two faithful friends and a good book serves as a “mini retreat” for me, but, as I explained to the girls, sometimes, Mom needs a little more than that.
Allegra and Ruby will be holding down the fort while I refill the well. I’ll be back online tomorrow.
Have you gone on a personal retreat? Share your experience in a comment.