What do you do when you are overwhelmed with life? How do you get yourself back on track?

If you are like most women, you continue doing your daily routine, taking care of your family, friends, and everyone else except for you. On my blog, Women With IntentionI am a big advocate of self-care.

If you keep putting off your own care while focusing on everyone else, eventually you will become a hollow shell of a woman, going through the motions and feeling empty. 

A personal retreat is basically alone time. It allows you to have a break from your routine and gives you an opportunity to refresh your soul and take care of what you need to do to realign your life to your values.

Have you ever thought about taking a personal retreat?

Your personal retreat doesn’t have to be a dream vacation to a resort far away costing thousands of dollars (although if you an afford one, that would be amazing)! Your retreat should inspire you while also helping you loosen up from your daily stressors. Choose a location where you can relax and think. Your retreat doesn’t have to be a week-long adventure! Your retreat could be a few hours long! Whether it’s getting a massage, going to a pretty hotel, relaxing in your guest bedroom, or heading outdoors where you can enjoy nature, the location doesn’t matter as long as you feel refreshed in that environment and can give yourself the care you need. 

There isn’t a wrong way to take a personal retreat, as you long as schedule and do it!

Here are 3 reasons I think every woman should take a personal retreat:

  1. Retreats help narrow your focus on your problems, solutions, and what you need to live your best life.

Whether it’s on work or your personal life, your personal retreat’s purpose is to help you evaluate what is working in life and what’s not. A retreat is a wonderful time to work on yourself and to be able to think without interruptions.

  • Do you need to set new goals?
  • Do you need to delegate some work?
  • Where have you had success?
  • What is holding you back?

2. Retreats are a great way to relax!

Time alone is good for the soul. It helps you slow down, breathe, and relax. Allow yourself to relax with a bubble bath if that is something you love, or have breakfast for dinner. The point is you should be comfortable and relaxed so do what makes you feel good!

3. Retreats help you develop a game plan and change your direction!

After you sit down and brainstorm what’s working well and what’s not, you can create your vision for the future. You will be able to set your goals for the next 3-6 months (or until you are wanting to take another retreat). You will have specific ideas of what changes need to be made and how to do them.

If you are tired and worn out from your current circumstances, I highly encourage you to take your own personal retreat to invest in yourself. You are worth it!

Where would you go for your dream personal retreat?


Hi! I’m Jenny! I grew up on a farm in between the 2 small towns of North Loup and Scotia, Nebraska. I spent my childhood chasing cattle, laying out irrigation pipe, bottle feeding bucket calves and racing turtles at Popcorn Days. My husband, Jason and I live on a farm south of Kearney and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom to 5 energetic kids and wife to my favorite farmer! Our oldest daughter is 11, our boy/girl twins are 7, our son is 5 and youngest daughter is 3. I created my blog, Women With Intention (http://womenwithintention.com) where you will find tools for living your purpose, managing your home, saving money, simplifying, growing your faith, loving your family and relationships, and embracing the season of life you are in. I believe that each woman can have it all, but not necessarily have it all at the same time! I'd love to connect at my blog, Facebook (http://facebook.com/womenwithintention1), Pinterest (pinterest.com/womenwithintent) or Twitter (@womenwithintent).