Gathered are some of our favourite wellness experiences, ones that are all about taking time for yourself and getting away into nature.
Whether it's open water swimming, heading into the hills or enjoying a rural retreat, find some ideas for the perfect wellbeing getaway in Scotland.
Wellness and wellbeing have moved on from being an emerging trend to an established concept that people are looking to embrace in their personal and working lives. It's a notion that we feel everyone should be paying attention to, but it's hard to pin down what it exactly is. It’s subjective and means different things to different people!
Wellbeing is more than just being okay physically. Although we intrinsically know that eating well, making time for exercise, getting enough sleep and having a healthy work-life balance will make us feel better, these can be intimidating and difficult processes to stick to day in day out with busy lives.
Instead, we feel that wellness is about taking time out to focus on what makes you happy, even in small ways. It's about discovering what energises you whilst simultaneously knowing what brings you inner calm and making time for it. This can be as simple as going for a walk in nature or spending quality time with family. It can be enjoying a particularly stunning sunset with a glass of wine in hand, whilst equally, it can be heading out on your bike, blasting down woodland trails to ride away the stress of the day.
The wellness experiences we’ve included are all about taking time for yourself and getting away into nature. It doesn’t matter if you’re being active or not, just spending time outdoors is good for you. Even with grey weather, time spent outside means a natural intake of vitamin D which has various physical benefits and also acts as a mood booster. Exercise, even light exercise, releases hormones that are known to improve your mood and time spent outside is also associated with better sleep, self-esteem and confidence. So whether it's open water swimming, heading into the hills or enjoying a rural retreat, find some ideas here for the perfect wellbeing getaway in Scotland.