5 Self-Care Getaways to Reset Your Mind and Body
As we enter the new year, many of us are craving a reset. Out with the old and in with the new! Let’s leave behind all of the worry, disappointment, and negativity of the past couple of years and make more space for wellness in the months ahead. Getting out of town and treating yourself to a self-care trip is a great way to foster this transition.
The key to a great self-care trip is choosing a destination that feels truly rejuvenating. The last thing you need is to return from your trip feeling like you need a vacation! Consider these self-care destination ideas from AVIVA WO/MAN based on the environments and experiences that feel restful to you.
1. Aspen, Colorado
If you love the mountains, especially in winter, you’ll feel right at home in Aspen. The city is the perfect destination for snow activities like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. A holiday spent working your body on Aspen’s numerous slopes and hiking trails is bound to relieve tension and stress. Even if you’re just looking to hole up in a cozy forest cabin for a few days, Aspen is the place to be.
There’s a good chance you’ll enjoy your stay in Aspen so much that you consider purchasing a vacation home there. Just keep in mind that homes in the area aren’t cheap, and you’ll need to put at least 20% down when purchasing a vacation home. If you can’t afford this, Redfin suggests taking out a second mortgage or using a home equity loan to cover your down payment.
2. Riviera Maya, Mexico
Looking for something a little warmer? Vacationing in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is ideal for people craving a break from the winter blues. Spend your days lounging on the beach with a cold drink in hand, soaking up vitamin D and letting your stress slip away. Riviera Maya is home to numerous all-inclusive resorts and over 100kms of pristine coastline. Whether you want to relax on the sand or snorkel with sea turtles, there’s something for everyone.
3. Ubud, Bali
For many people, taking a self-care holiday is a spiritual experience. Visiting Bali is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with your spiritual side, try meditation, or take your yoga practice to new levels. Ubud, in particular, is known as the cultural capital of Bali and offers a wide selection of meditation and yoga retreats to meet any budget.
4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
If your idea of a reset trip means leaving your comfort zone, consider taking an adventure to a city in Southeast Asia, such as Chiang Mai in Thailand. PlanetWare describes Chiang Mai as “the smaller, more relaxed answer to the madness of Bangkok”, which couldn’t be more accurate. The city offers many things to do, from sampling street food to exploring temples. It’s an excellent cultural experience for people looking to explore the road less traveled!
5. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. The city has no shortage of art galleries, museums, film industry facilities, and startups. As a result, Reykjavik is an excellent destination if you’re looking for professional inspiration and motivation. The city also serves as a great base for exploring Iceland’s surrounding natural attractions, which are bound to both energize and humble you. At the very least, you’ll find some incredible hot springs and geothermal pools where you can sit and soak your stress away.
If you’re planning on embarking on a rejuvenating getaway to kick off the new year, think carefully about what self-care means to you. Are you looking for rest and relaxation or adventure and excitement? Whether you have your heart set on a winter destination or a rich cultural experience, you have plenty of incredible options to choose from. Start planning your getaway today!
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