You don’t have to spend a fortune to attend a weekend wellness retreat where you’ll relax in a stress-free environment and be pampered from head to toe.

Believe it or not, you can easily create the same atmosphere at home.

Creating your own peaceful and serene oasis can be done right in the comforts of your own home.

All you need to do is follow these simple tips to have your own rejuvenating retreat without ever leaving your home:

1) Meditate

Many weekend wellness retreats offer guests a place to meditate and ease their mind from draining thoughts and their body of unwanted stress. You can easily incorporate a few minutes of mediation by sitting in complete silence in a comfy position with your eyes closed.

Focus on your breathing and clear your mind. Make it a point not to think of anything other than your breathing.

2) Sip on herbal and green tea

Tea is the beverage of choice for many retreat centers, so head to your local store and pick up some tea. Brew a cup in the morning as soon as you get out of bed to start the day off right. A cup of green tea can improve your physical performance and brain function, as well as aids in weight loss and fighting off infections.

3) Go for walks

Take a 30-minute walk in the morning and then take another one in the evening when the sun sets. Go around your neighbourhood and just take in the beauty of it all, while letting the worries of the world slip away with every step you take.

4) Read

Reading can really relax your body and take your mind off things. Spend an hour reading that book you’ve been dying to start or choose a contemplative book that will help you get closer to your dreams in life.

5) Take a long bath

Soak in a hot bubble bath to relax just before bedtime. Put on some soft music and dim the lights – use candles to really set the mood. Bring your book in with you or just sip on a glass of wine with your eyes closed and just let everything else fade away.

6) Pamper yourself

Give yourself a manicure and pedicure at home and use your favourite nail polish colour that makes you feel strong and sexy.

There are many other things you can include to create your own wellness retreat at home, but as long as you get some peace of mind and relax, that’s all that matters!

Do you have any other tips to add to the list? Please SHARE in the comments below.

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  • I love any form of pampering and prefer to have it done by a professional, but… at home there are always salt lamps on and candles to create a mood. I love to read and I do it when I can. I feel I have a great mix of pampering at home and externally.


  • I’m sorry but this made me laugh out loud. I would be the first one with my hand up to do any of these but I would have a 3 year poking their head into the bathroom while soaking in a bubble bath (“Can I come in too?”), a 3 year old trying to sit on my while I meditate (“What are you doing? Can I do it too?”), a 3 year old wanting to come on a walk and then having to carry him after 1 block despite promising me he would walk the entire way, a 3 year poking his head into my book (“What are you reading? Read it to me too”).


  • Easier to do once the children are grown up and out of the house.


  • They missed the most important thing, get someone to take your children for the day. I couldn’t relax with my four running around, would completely ruin the mood! haha


  • I can do all of these. I love to have my salt lamps on every day and candles create a calmness in my home that I love.


  • Sounds lovely. At this time of life I don’t have time or space for this, but itr’s something I can dram about and look forward to do in some years maybe.


  • Great ideas :)


  • I’ve never been to a wellness spa. That’s so white-middle class.


  • Listening to my favourite music


  • These are all really simple. Candles – always candles to create the mood. And we constantly have salt lamps on in most rooms of the house for mood and healing.


  • 7. Give children to grandparents for the day (I wish) I just can’t relax with the kids running around fighting etc, guess I will have to wait till they are all older and enjoy their noisy ways as it won’t be like this forever.


  • Relaxing with Favourite Music


  • Omg yes please. I so need this right now.


  • This sounds absolutely fantastic right about now!


  • I think I just stared at the picture for 5 minutes & felt relaxed ;)
    I do start every morning with a green tea, I can’t function without it!


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