Is leisure the new stress?
Do you remember the “good old days” when time off was relaxing? Perhaps – dare we say it – even boring…
That seems like a distant memory. So many of us now live life in the fast lane and in the grip of digital distraction. Information overload, worry over world events, fear of missing out (FOMO), the pressure to live our best lives… our attention is hijacked, and we no longer notice what’s happening in our own body and mind.
Even going on holiday now seems to be a source of stress. We spend hours surfing the internet, reading reviews, goggling Google maps and endlessly scrolling search results to find the “perfect” holiday accommodation, restaurants and activities. Lazing on the beach or by the pool, catching up on summer reads has been replaced by our obsession with ticking off all the Must-Sees on our self-imposed itineraries.
Why do we feel the need to fill every moment, even during our leisure time? It’s no surprise that social media is often cited as the culprit.
The era of over-sharing seems here to stay. Whereas in the olden days it was just our reluctant but resigned family or a handful of close friends that were subjected to our holiday snaps, these days posting pics on social media platforms is de rigueur. And not just of our holidays.
Seeing people’s curated versions of their seemingly ideal, fun-filled lives leads to feelings of inadequacy and dissatisfaction. And we feel compelled to respond in kind, showcasing our successes and often keeping quiet about the fails.
It seems that our lives have become a “performance” to be shared online. But how can we possibly live up to that digital version of filtered perfection we are constantly exposed to?
Women are particularly vulnerable to the pressures of modern daily life. The expectation to excel in their career, meet the endless demands of motherhood, and still have the time of their life – all while looking amazing – is doomed to failure. Something’s got to give, and their own wellbeing often drops off their To Do list.
So how do we free ourselves from the trap of doing too much and get back to basics?
At Marbella Mountain Resorts, we are delighted to offer our carefully crafted 4-day retreat, set in the stunning natural surroundings of Ronda in the province of Málaga. Led by professionals in the field of wellness and coaching, our programme aims to bridge the gap between the demands of daily life and the need for self-discovery. The retreat provides women with a rare opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and reconnect with themselves. Through a combination of yoga, breathwork, meditation, detoxification, creativity, coaching and much more, and by drawing on ancient Ayurvedic practices and modern insights into brain function and mindset, the programme’s interconnected practices are designed to address the unique needs and aspirations of today’s women.
You will come away from this retreat with enhanced self-awareness and emotional intelligence, clarity on your goals and life priorities, increased motivation, personal empowerment, confidence and communication skills, improved health and resilience, and a newfound community of supportive, like-minded women. The invaluable knowledge you will gain from this educational programme will enable you to unlock your inner potential and embrace your authentic self, opening the doors to profound personal transformation.
If this sounds like the sort of opportunity you would like to explore, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.