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“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too
fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” -- Eddie Cantor
Why not treat yourself to a retreat? You deserve it. More importantly, if you want to stay healthy and happy, you need it. Time away from our daily routines boosts our sanity and growth. So commit to some R&R (relaxation and revitalization/rest and relaxation) so you can R&R (review and re-plan).
Briefly stepping off of life’s treadmill yields powerful benefits. It’s only when we get out of the action that we can:
- detect our own early warning systems and make needed adjustments.
- clearly see if we’re doing what is most important.
- gain clarity and refocus.
- integrate meaningful events and lessons.
- regain balance.
- plan our next steps.
From experience, we know the power and value of regular retreats. To support
you in building these precious times into your life, we’ve created a series of
Re-Treat Plans. Use the micro Re-Treat frequently throughout your day for the
pause that reconnects and refreshes. Take a 5 – 10 minute mini Re-Treat daily to
focus your attention. Book time into your calendar for weekly, monthly and
quarterly Re-Treats for even greater in-depth rest, reflection an planning.
Do these retreats on your own, with a friend or facilitate them with a group.
Give yourself and your life the attention you deserve. Create an agreement with yourself right now. Write “Re-Treat” in your calendar or planner at the end of each quarter, each month and each week. Pamper yourself with your own undivided attention and watch your life flourish!
“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”
-- Richard Carlson
“Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
-- Doug King.
For Personal Retreat ideas and topics visit:
micro Re-Treat Yourself Process – Reap the benefits of awareness
Daily mini Re-Treat Yourself Guide – Make the most starting and reviewing every day.
Weekly Re-Treat Yourself Topics – Focus on goals, balance and peace of mind.
Monthly Re-Treat Yourself Ideas – Focus on rejuvenation and staying on purpose.
Quarterly/Yearly Re-Treat Yourself Topics – Precious solitude to relax and reconnect with your big picture.
John and Patrice Robson
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