Previously published by Traverse Journeys partner Reset Retreats.
With a retreat coming up this fall in beautiful Nicaragua, we thought we’d put together a guide for anyone that might be considering going on an adventure that might change their life.
You might think that changing your life requires a lot of tools. Plenty of stylish outfits, high tech gadgets, and of course your lucky rabbits foot. This may come as a surprise to you, but… you don’t need any of those things. Well, maybe the lucky rabbits foot. Who am I to mess with superstition?
Here are 6 essentials for your upcoming adventure:
1. An open heart and mind
This might be the most difficult one to find, but it is without a doubt the most important. To allow yourself to truly settle into an experience that could be a game-changer for you, you must be open to it. We know that opening your heart can leave you vulnerable. We know opening your mind could open you up to realizations that can be surprising. Those things may seem scary. But our team complete with wonderful coaches are here to help you through it. And bring you out the other side more aware, more at peace, happier, newly invigorated, and ready to face the world.
2. Yoga pants you love
One of the first steps in finding yourself is to find your breath. Become centered. Warm your body up through the artful and freeing practice of yoga. Our yogi will guide you through your daily classes, whether you’re an avid yogi or a first-timer. Bring joy into your own practice by wearing yoga pants that make you smile!
3. An adventurous spirit
Are you one of those people that can say yes to everything? Then you’re golden. You don’t need to pack this because you’re probably wearing it the moment you leave the house! But you may be one of those people that wasn’t born an adventurer. That is nervous about being in a new environment with strangers. That hesitates to say yes because, what if you look silly? What if you get hurt? What if you fail? It’s okay, we’re here for you. We can help you unpack that adventurous spirit whenever you’re ready.
4. A journal
A trip that is built around personal growth will involve a lot of self-reflection. You may find yourself confused, thoughtful, or inspired. You will want to take note of your thoughts through your journey. Writing down what’s on your mind is a fantastic tool for working through your own thoughts and emotions. It’s a perfect way to set goals and intentions that you can hold yourself accountable for. It’s a beautiful record of your life that you can look back on.
5. That swimsuit that you rock every time
You know that fun child-like feel that is hidden beneath all too often? The feeling of pure joy that you want to unleash? Pack your swimsuit because the ocean will want to play.
6. Yourself, in all of your authentic glory
You are you. You are beautiful. This trip is your canvas. You can do whatever you want with it. Let go of your self-judgment, your doubts, and the stress that you carry with you from your every day life. Be here now.