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Life Beyond Therapy: Time for a retreat?

This is a crazy time of year, as Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s beckon. What’s one of the best things you can do for yourself at this time of year? Perhaps it’s time for a retreat.

You may protest, saying you don’t have the time or money, but check out these three different types of retreats.

The at-home retreat: this won’t cost you any money, and is the easiest type of retreat to pull off. Your only challenge is to actually do it. When you stay home, it’s easy to fall into your familiar routine. You don’t want to do that for your at-home retreat.

You might make the retreat for an hour, or a morning. Start small. You can always do a longer one next time. Set an intention for your retreat. Ask yourself, “What is it that I need right now?” and let the answer to that question guide your retreat.

Set your home up so that it is as quiet and retreat-like as possible. Turn off your phones and electronic devices, remove all obvious distractions and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure: a retreat into yourself.

Read the full column in Gay San Diego, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.