Every three months I go on a one day personal retreat. I save up a few dollars each month, and I use this to book a hotel room within a 30-40 minute distance from my home and I take off. I usually stay for 10 to 12 hours and I have no agenda. As someone who plans out every single minute of her life, this is a refreshing change of pace. I pray, sleep, swim, exercise, eat, read, and do very little by way of work. Since I started taking these personal retreats, my life has moved to a new level. I have become more creative, more productive, more efficient and more peaceful.
Here is the power of a personal retreat when done properly:
1. It helps you to rest and recharge: On my first retreat, I slept for 5 straight hours! I did not realize just how tired I was. I then got up and watched some Christian TV, and ate Chinese food. There is more to it than just physical rest, however. The no agenda day gives you a mental and emotional break from the busyness of life.