We all need a bit of a break from time to time, just to focus on our own well-being rather than the hustle of everyday life. A great way to take this much needed break is to dedicate a weekend to your wellness, in whatever manner that means for you. We have come up with a few suggestions on what you could include in this wellness weekend.
Yoga is great for increasing your flexibility, strength and balance. It allows you to focus on the flow of the movements rather than the never-ending chain of thoughts going through your brain. It helps you to link up with your breath and this assists in bringing peace to your mind, body and soul. Practicing yoga can also help with pain relief and allow you to sleep better at night. For beginners, there are a plethora of Youtube videos to guide you through the experience in the privacy of your own home or hotel room.
Meditation has many benefits, including (MayoClinic):
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance
Therefore, it is a useful practice to include in your wellness weekend, especially since you can do it anywhere that you feel comfortable.
You can book yourself a therapeutic massage at Lurra Spa at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa. Massages are a great opportunity for you to check in with yourself and allow your muscles to fully relax. Allow your massage therapist to ease away the stress that your body keeps stored as you take in the beautiful aromas and soft ambiance. We recommend having one of our famous Swedish massages to have a full body experience tailored specifically to your needs.
Make use of our pool to have an invigorating swimming session. Swimming is not only good cardio, but also relaxing at the same time; so really you can kill two birds with one stone! After your swim you can always lounge by the pool side and enjoy one of our delicious wines on offer.
We are not saying that you need to subject yourself to a weekend of salads by any means! However, making more health-conscious meal choices over your wellness weekend will certainly leave you feeling better and lighter. There are many ways that you can make your average meal just a tiny bit healthier, such as, opting for fish or seafood over other meat options or choosing a side of vegetables instead of fries.
You could choose to do this at the same time as your massage or just do a facemask at home, either way fitting in some skincare is an essential part of your wellness weekend. We love to take some time to do a facemask in the evening as we take a bath or watch some Netflix, it is just an easy self-care solution and leaves you feeling refreshed and pampered after just 20 minutes.
We hope that we were able to inspire you into creating your own wellness weekend that works for you! Remember to take time to love yourself.