5 Reasons a Retreat Could Be Exactly What You Need

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5 Reasons a Retreat Could Be Exactly What You Need

When you hear the word “retreat,” most people tend to visualize going away to somewhere quiet, secluded, and peaceful. They think of it as a chance to unwind and get away from the nonsense of daily life.

Though there is a lot that goes into retreat planning, and there are many different kinds of retreats to take, they can be very beneficial when you feel like it’s time to getaway.

Whatever kind of retreat you are planning, there are great benefits to integrating them into your life. Here are 5 reasons why going on a retreat every once in a while is good for you.

They give you a chance to break up your routine.

Retreats are a fantastic way to get away from your daily grind. They usually give you a chance to take a step back from all of the technology we surround ourselves with. They also eliminate strict agendas, giving you time to relax and freely live out your day. You get to determine the schedule in most cases. A retreat is not supposed to make you feel more exhausted or stressed than when you came. They are meant to be a nice change of pace from your normal routine.

They are a great source of inspiration.

Retreats offer new surroundings, new people, and new ways of looking at your life. With the weight of your daily life pressing down on you, they are a chance to get inspired. Retreats have the ability to reignite that fire inside of you and get you back to being excited about life. 

You get the chance to reconnect with yourself.

Most retreats will have you disconnect yourself from technology, which is something that we rarely do in our normal lives. This gives you the chance to really connect with your own thoughts and feelings while reconnecting with your inner self. In an ideal situation, you will experience a setting with little to no distraction so that you can have time to really focus on you, inside and out. 

You will leave having learned something new.

You will undoubtedly leave your retreat with some new knowledge, no matter what the topic may be. You could learn a new physical or mental exercise, new recipes, ways to live a healthier lifestyle, or simply new ways to look at your life. No matter what you take away from the experience, you will leave knowing something you didn’t before.

You will feel recharged.

You will leave the retreat feeling inspired and connected with yourself in a new way. This will leave you feeling recharged. You will feel like a newer, better version of yourself. 


Whether you are going on a retreat for business, spiritual discovery, or just to get away from it all, you will come back a new person. When you feel like your life is weighing you down and the stress is too much, look into planning a retreat to take a break. Your body (and mind) will thank you for it.

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Jamie Sorenson

Jamie Sorenson is a freelance writer with a Masters in Communications from Quinnipiac. An inspiring screenplay writer, Jamie freelances for many media outlets.