Sometimes you just need a few days away from your normal routine to recharge the batteries and spend some time reflecting on your life. If you have been working too much, or have just been too busy to take a bit of time to unwind and relax, a short vacation could help to give you a very timely wellbeing boost. Here are some ideas for you to consider.
EcoYoga, Scottish Highlands
If you like the idea of really disappearing and venturing somewhere tranquil and peaceful, then the EcoYoga retreat could be perfect. This is a fairly luxurious retreat with lots of yoga on the agenda, as well as healthy eating, relaxing in a hot tub and sauna, or bathing next to a waterfall. This area is stunning but getting there is not the easiest, as it is a two and a half-hour drive from the nearest train station in Glasgow.
Marbella Club, Costa del Sol
If you are looking for a luxury getaway with wellness programs and usually some nice weather too, then the five-star Marbella Club should definitely be considered if you aren’t put off by the price. A long weekend will cost you around £1,500, but the famous Thalasso Spa has everything you need for relaxation and reinvigoration. It is easy to get to the destination from the nearest airport, with many people opting for Malaga airport car hire, with the journey to the resort consisting of a short drive of under one hour.
The Lake District
You don’t have to sign up for yoga and meditation if that isn’t your kind of thing. Many people find walking and spending time outdoors equally relaxing, and there are few better places for this than the Lake District. There are easy picturesque walks around the lakes or, for a bit more of a challenge and breathtaking views, there are numerous mountains to hike. The Lakes can be easily accessed by car and there are also a number of train stations in the area.
The Sharpham Trust, Devon
Getting closer to nature is one of the priorities of the Sharpham Trust retreats, with a number of different types of break to choose from to suit your preferences. You can choose from a mindfulness retreat, woodland retreat, or there is a barn retreat that is also really popular. The beautiful setting surrounded by the woods ensures that you feel well removed from the hustle and bustle of your busy day-to-day life.
City Sanctuary, West London
When travelling to another part of the UK is not an option, there are still plenty of wellbeing opportunities on your doorstep. If you live in London, for example, then the City Sanctuary can give you the chance to feel like you have been transported to another, more relaxed world. Take a massage, or simply chill out in the plunge pool to get a quick wellbeing boost.
Whether you have the budget and time to head to Marbella, or you need something closer to home, taking a short break is one of the best ways to boost your mental health, so make the time to work on yourself this year.