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retreat society helps busy millennials pause and live a more content, fulfilled life.


In this chaotic world it’s never been more important we take care of our mental and physical wellbeing and prioritise self-care.


The retreat society self-care directory is your one-stop online catalogue showcasing a range of delightful local businesses to help you slow down and take time out from the daily grind.


Our resources and blog are also here to provide practical tips to help you embed self-care into your daily life.


Learning how to be kinder to yourself can feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar for many of us, but for our sanity - it is absolutely essential.

Remember; self-care is not self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation, enabling you to better care for those around you too. After all, you can't pour from an empty cup.


Your mind will thank you now, and when the world eventually resumes to its hustle and bustle, you might just be grateful you learned some strategies to retreat from it all.

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.my story.

I’ve always been passionate about living a full life; about seizing the day, making the most of every opportunity and putting 110% effort into all I do. Although this was often encouraged and applauded as a strength, the constant pressure to optimise all elements in my life - from my work, to my friendships, relationships, home life and even my hobbies- was taking its toll. 


Life started to feel more and more like a never-ending to do list; an unrelenting pursuit to tick the next item off in order to ‘have it all together’; to be more successful; or feel happier. It was exhausting, unsustainable and I realised something had to change.


In being kinder to myself, practicing daily self-care, embracing more ‘me-time’ and finding gratitude for the little joys in each day, I discovered that true happiness isn’t found in external items, awards, achievements or ‘doing’ more.


True happiness can instead be found when you’re at peace with yourself, content to simply ‘be’.

When you’re comfortable in your own company, it doesn’t matter what chaos is going on in the outside world. You can learn how to retreat from it all and find joy by simply looking within.


I certainly don’t have it all figured out, and there’s so much more I have to learn, but I do hope that the retreat society blog and directory can inspire other overwhelmed or burnt out millennials to pause and enjoy some more ‘me-time’.


We’re all facing challenging and uncertain times in the world right now, so it’s never been more important to be kind to yourself and take care of your body, mind and soul. After all, you are your true home; please make sure it’s a safe and welcoming place to be.

em x

creator, retreat society

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