Spring break is a good time to relax and not worry about work, school, etc. It’s also a good time to enjoy yourself and gives you time to do things you couldn’t normally do because you have priorities.
While many spring breakers journey to places like Cabo to let loose, you can get the most out of your spring break by going on a writing retreat.
The best part about a writing retreat is it can be anything you want it to be. You don’t have to pay for a pricey and well-known retreat—you can create your own by going on a trip with writers you know and explore Henry County, Georgia, or stay in the city and book a hotel for the weekend.
No matter what your writing retreat entails, here’s why you should go on this adventure during spring break.
You might have the time off
We juggle a lot of things during our daily lives. As a result, we have a funny way of pushing goals off to a more convenient time.
If you’re a student, teacher, or simply have the time off, then spring break is that more convenient time you were in search of.
You want to sell your script, collection of poems, a book, or just become a better writer. Writing retreats are beneficial for an unlimited amount of reasons and since you will already have the time off, you might as well spend that time perfecting your craft.
Writing retreats are fulfilling
We’re not saying a party trip to Hawaii, Los Angeles, or another sunny destination isn’t fulfilling. However, writing retreats can be more fulfilling because you’re creating and working on your passion, which is writing.
According to The New York Times, “A 2015 study published in The Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that pursuing your passion both lowers stress and contributes to greater happiness over all. Researchers found that participants who engaged in hobbies were 34 percent less stressed and 18 percent less sad during the activities, as well as for some time after.”
If writing is your passion, then going on a writing retreat during spring break can help lower stress and make you more happy, which are two reasons why people go on trips during spring break in the first place.
They give you the necessary time to write and explore
Playing off of the first point, writing retreats give you the time to do two important things when it comes to being a writer: Writing and exploring. Writers write about their experiences.
Not all writing retreats are the same, but one thing they all consist of is time to write. They also feature exploring in the form of meeting new people, activities and exercises (from writing exercises to going on hikes), reading, etc.
Since you have the time off already (assuming you do), a writing retreat can give you the necessary time to write and explore, something you might not have time to do on a daily basis when you go back to work or school.
A change in environment can help with creativity
Writing retreats aren’t only about giving you time to read and write, as well as meet other writers, but they’re also about changing your environment, getting out of your head, being inspired, and boosting creativity.
Since your spring break will be a writing retreat in which you travel somewhere, you’re changing your environment, which can, once again, boost creativity. What that will achieve: Possibly better writing, enjoying the process of writing, mindfulness, or coming up with a new story idea.
Whether you work for a health information exchange organization or are a full-time student, we encourage you to go on a writing retreat for spring break if you’re a writer.