Doesn’t a retreat sound like the perfect solution to the madness that has been 2020? But what exactly is a retreat? A retreat is typically a five-day gathering, attended by a like-minded group of people, for example, entrepreneur moms (which is our specialty!).
At To Be Retreats, our goal is to build a strong community of entrepreneur moms with authentic connection. We create a space for each attendee to relax, rest, and reset. We believe this is the ultimate tool for busy moms and business owners to problem solve and strategize for business growth. We strive to provide the environment, connections, and tools for every mompreneur to figure out the next steps for her business. The activities at a retreat are designed to feel like play but always serve a purpose. They help you see challenges in a new light, explore new ways of thinking, and remove mental roadblocks that are keeping you from moving forward the way you’d like to.
There’s just something special about a group of women gathered together to invest in themselves and support one another. Lifelong friendships are formed, and expertise is freely shared when we can let our guard down and truly focus on what we need.
There really is a retreat for everyone, some prefer to travel to exotic locations and others want to stay local. Retreats locations are as plentiful as their themes, so you’re bound to find one that is a good fit for your lifestyle. It’s not a solo vacation, though. It truly is an investment in yourself, your mental well-being, and the acceleration of business growth.
Here are a few things we want you to think about if you’ve been considering a retreat, but if you feel a little guilty for wanting to get away alone (you’re not the only one).
New View New Perspective
We all get stuck from time to time, and sometimes, the harder we try to find a solution, the less anything seems to fit. This leads to a vicious circle of frustration, effort, failure, repeat. A change in scenery is often all we need to see things in a new light. Stepping away from the physical surroundings and daily routine we’re used to sends a signal to our brain that something new is coming. That’s exactly what a retreat provides, it takes you out of your routine and opens the door to problem-solving breakthroughs.
The Magic of Sisterhood
Your spouse or partner and your friends can offer advice, but they can’t provide the same level of knowledge and insight as women on the same journey you are. That’s not their role, and leaning too heavily on your loved ones can lead to frustration and resentment on both sides.
There is no substitute for the clarity that emerges when we as women gather in person with other women to discuss our goals and challenges – women with areas of expertise that are different from ours, with perspectives that are different from ours, with ideas that are different from ours. Something magical happens within these groups, and what started as a vague idea at the beginning of the retreat emerges as a full-fledged plan complete with an accountability and support team by its completion. What would take months, if not years, to develop on your own emerges in a few short days, allowing you to return home with new confidence and clarity.
Rediscover Your Inner Calm
During times of chronic stress, (for definition see 2020!) our physical, mental, and emotional health declines beyond what is readily apparent. Mental fog, difficulty sleeping, weight gain or loss, and emotional fatigue creep up almost unnoticed until they loom so large they can’t be ignored anymore.
Taking time to rest and restore your body and mind is far from selfish. In fact, pushing yourself beyond healthy limits rendering yourself unable to be the wife/mom/friend/daughter you want and need to be is far more selfish than taking the time to reverse this process and get back to your productive, easy-going, fun-loving self!
The Bottom Line
Investing in a retreat isn’t selfish. It’s putting the short and long-term happiness of your family ahead of the messed up norms that say you should continue on a miserable path that is keeping you stuck and building resentment and discontent instead of stepping away for five days that will catapult you forward in your business. Do your family a favor, and put a retreat on the calendar for 2021!
We’d love to have you join us in Florida in April or in Europe next fall. Even if our retreats aren’t right for you, we hope you find the perfect one for you. You won’t regret it!
Need Some Inspiration?
As mentioned about retreats come ina wide variety of themes and unique locations. But how do you know what’s right for you? Well, we got you covered. We’ve created a short quiz to help determine what your ideal retreat destination is. We invite you to take this short quiz and get inspired to retreat because we know you deserve it! Please click below to take the quiz.TAKE THE QUIZ