skip to Main Content

Simple reset: going on retreat

This week I’m on retreat. A whole week away from phone, internet, even snail mail. A week to rest, relax, unwind. Let go and press the reset switch.

Some of the things you can let go of on retreat – at least for the time you’re there – include:

  • planning meals
  • planning your day
  • going food shopping
  • deciding what to cook
  • deciding who’s going to do the washing up (you sign up on a rota for housekeeping tasks, then stick to it for the week)
  • deciding what to do
  • reading emails
  • deciding how to reply to emails
  • remembering to reply to emails that came in earlier
  • phone calls
  • texts and messages
  • Facebook
  • work
  • thinking about work
  • laundry (it’ll happen when you get home)
  • that pile of stuff that you’ve been meaning to declutter
  • everything else.

Letting go of these things for a week, even just for a weekend or a day, is bliss.

Pause and hit the reset switch. Relax into who you really are, and just be.

And when you get home, slowly pick up the pieces that you put down beforehand. Only now, you can be selective about what you pick up. Pick up only what you really want to or need to. Get used to the space that this creates. And maybe declutter that pile too.

Back To Top