Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid illness or at least severe illness during the pandemic, we’ve all lived through a traumatic collective experience. Many of us who have avoided COVID ourselves still have lost someone close to us or friends and loved ones who have been sick. Life has been turned upside-down. Stress has weighed us all down at one time or another.
Another year has passed and we’re still left with a sense of uncertainty. The mental toll of the pandemic, with constant changes and risks, ups and downs, it’s … a lot. Sometimes we need a reminder that it’s OK to give ourselves a break. However far and for however long you’re comfortable getting away, a wellness vacation can rebalance you and set you up for a successful year.
Where the journey takes you is up to you. If you’ve slipped into some habits you want to reverse, perhaps a nutritional program is right for you. If you need to reconnect with yourself and the people closest to you, there are meditation classes. There’s even horse therapy to help you overcome fears and other mental obstacles that are preventing you from living your best life. Maybe you just need a weekend to chill out, have a massage and other spa treatments and put the phone down for a while. There are plenty of options for that, too.
With dozens of resorts in its wellness community, the Virtuoso network surely has one that fits your needs. You don’t need to ever set foot in a spa to have a transformative experience if that’s not your thing. There are plenty of ways to unwind and reset your perspective, and you can be as active as you want. While there are differences between wellness resorts, what they all have in common are gorgeous natural settings and a tremendous healing energy that pervades the grounds.
Wellness escapes are great for friend groups, couples and solo travelers. Whoever you’re traveling with, you’re bound to find a deeper connection with loved ones, whether they are with you or waiting for you back home. Our advisors can match you with the resort and program that will set you up for a peaceful and fulfilling new year. There will be plenty of stressors and events outside our control in 2022, just as there always are. What we can do is take some time to look inward and focus on how we as individuals can make life better for ourselves and those around us.