Life is stressful. There's no denying this. We work long, hard hours. We face long, and stressful commutes and we try our best to be there for our families and friends when they need us. Many of us are constantly on the go and never get much of a break to relax. Even when we finish work or have days off, we often spend time checking work emails and social media feeds. It's easy to see why we're more stressed out than previous generations.
Vacations are meant to give us a chance to relax and unwind. Yet, for many of us, they are more stressful than staying at home. We have to save money, book tickets, prepare transport and accommodation, pack in a way that prepares us for everything and organize everyone else in our parties.
Then, when we arrive, we have to worry about everyone having a good time while feeling under pressure to get the perfect photos for our social media feeds. Vacations can be massively stressful. Many of us return home feeling like we need another break.
A Yoga Retreat
Going on retreat and taking yoga classes in Chiang Mai is a wonderful way to unwind and work through your stresses. You'll learn more about yoga, healthy eating, and meditation. You'll eat better, reconnect with nature, gain a fresh perspective and get a fantastic digital detox.
You will meet new people, enjoy your time and take skills back home which help you to unwind when you are stressed. When you have extended free time, it's a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss informs you about deadlines. Yoga retreats will detox you digitally and help you unwind and de-stress.
Winter Sports
A winter sports holiday gives you a different way to unwind. Instead of having time to think and clear your head, you'll spend time putting your stress and negative energies into something physical. Burn your stress off zooming down the mountains and learning a new sport. Like yoga, winter sports also give you a chance to put your problems and stresses into perspective. Stand on the top of a mountain glancing out at the world in front of you, and you'll suddenly feel very small.
A Spa Break
If you don't fancy learning or pushing yourself on your break, but just want to relax, rest and get some much-needed time for yourself then a spa break might be perfect. Spend some time relaxing, getting treatments and looking after your body, allowing you to return to your real-life refreshed and ready to take on the world.
A Beach Paradise
Sometimes what we need more than anything else is to lie on a beach, soaking up some sun and enjoying a cocktail or two. Life keeps us rushing from one thing to another, but it's important to take a rest from the chaos and busyness and unwind. There are some perfect beaches all over the world which will let you do just that. What could be better than a tropical escape to sweep your worries away?