There will be times you just grow tired of all the stress and troubles of life that a quick getaway with your friends filled with reflection is all you need. In other words, a retreat.
Bringing your friends along will not only bring you closer, it will give you the opportunity to grow with each other. While it is easy to go for a generic trip to the mountains for reflection, especially in the Philippines where there are breathtaking locations to do so, plan one that will be unlike any other.
Go all out without having to stress out by incorporating the following ideas to create a unique experience for you and your friends.
Travel Individually Together
Since retreats are all about reflections and contemplating, having time on your own is essential. However, this should not hinder you from spending quality time with them, too.
If you set your retreat somewhere not too far, then your mode of transportation should be easier to consider, especially if it’s just Tagaytay. Situated only 59 km away from Metro Manila, you can grab the opportunity to experiment and make your transportation an exciting and reflective experience. Try getting motorcycle tour packages with your friends and enjoy each other’s company on the way.
Engage in Never Before Tried Activities
New experiences provide nuggets of wisdom that most people overlook. Taking a leap of faith into the unknown will surely give you points of realizations that you have neglected for a long time. More importantly, the brain’s cognitive functions react positively towards new things, approaching it with a sense of wonder and positivity.
Make it an Adventure
Retreats need not be all about silence and emotions. Giving yourself a break from the stress and toxicity of work, whatever form it may be, is a retreat. Do away with the norm of retreats, make yours an adventure along with your friends, and reflect together while having fun. Just make sure to have downtime for rest and calmness.
Time away is time well spent, especially with good company, positive thoughts, and reflections. Take a step back and retreat to your comfort zone by creating a unique experience for you and your friends.