How many times have you stared at your beach desktop wallpaper at work and wished you were sitting under those palm trees? Yet you let go of the idea of relaxation due to the many responsibilities that may keep you attached to your desk. Research conducted by the organization Project Time Off reported that 55 percent of American workers left vacation days unused in 2015. In the U.S. we have become accustomed to living constantly on the go. Busy seems to be the new cool and people somehow feel guilty or left behind if they take a break.
One, we must remember that we are human beings and not automatic machines. Two, let’s all let go of the notion that we must constantly stay busy. The success train will not leave you behind because you take a few days off to relax. A week of self-care can help raise your levels of focus, creativity, and inspire you in ways you probably did not even think about.
Escaping to Latin America is a great way to unwind. Here are five different options for a self-care trip in Latin America, whether that means a yoga retreat or a service trip. Self-care and feeling fulfilled looks a little different for all of us.
Root 2 Rise Yoga Retreat takes place every summer in the beautiful pacific coast of Costa Rica. During this week-long retreat you will stay in locations surrounded by the rainforests and the Pacific Ocean. Participants can relax with yoga taught by Root 2 Rise’s founder, Michelle Chua, or by taking a swim at the beach. For those more adventurous souls outdoor activities such as zip-lining, guided hikes to waterfalls, and a tour to the Manuel Antonio National Park are also scheduled. Additionally you get to learn about Costa Rican culture and history by immersing yourself into the culture with authentic Costa Rican meals, music, and dance.