What Makes A Unique Business Retreat? Packing your vision, leaving the rest behind and spending time alone. These are elements 3 and 4 of what makes a unique business retreat.
In all, there are 6 fundamental elements that make Graig Ddu – The Cottage In The Forest a unique business retreat. Three are synonymous with many beautiful places to stay, but three elements are game-changers which elevate the experience at the cottage into something unique, and the combination of these elements make up more than the sum of their parts. You can read Part 1 here: https://tinyurl.com/yy3rbymx
What may be one person’s nemesis is someone else’s bliss.
Spending time alone is an overlooked and under-rated element on the road to succeeding. Having only your vision to mull over is a luxury, while spending time alone is an inspiring leveller.
Notice The Small Stuff
When you leave behind the thrum of city life and all the stuff that’s competing for your attention, you have time to stand and stare. Time to notice the small stuff. Being able to choose the rhythm of your day will help you condense and distil your thoughts. You can empty your head, stop the mind chatter, and then wait and see what fills the space.
Packing your vision and leaving the rest behind means going offline, unplugging, disconnecting from habitual distractions and reconnecting with yourself. There is richness in being rooted in the present moment, and you’ll find that you’re able to evoke your most inspired ideas when you settle in to being by yourself for an extended period of time.
Spending Time Alone
The extended period of time matters. David Strayer, cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah who specializes in attention and is researching the psychological benefits of being in nature, says there is a 3 day effect. “If you can have the experience of being in the moment for two or three days, we don’t only feel restored, it seems to produce a difference in qualitative thinking and mental performance.” Through EEG scans of his students while out backpacking in the wilderness, he has now been able to show this.
When you give your brain the chance to adjust into relaxation, then you begin to connect to your hidden seams of inspiration.
When you’re immersed in your vision, there’s a sense of anticipation and completeness. A blending of you with it and it with you. Spending time alone with your vision allows you to re-calibrate, re-evaluate and re-group.
Earl Nightingale said that success is the realisation of a worthy ideal. Sometimes to have success you need to get away for a while.