9 Ways to Cure "Too-Busy-itis"

Aug 23, 2016
By: Ann Whittaker

A desert getaway at Red Mountain Resort lets you unplug, unwind and reconnect with yoga, pottery, quinoa, tai chi and adventure.

How’s the rat race treating you these days? You’re busy. Really busy. Like, so busy you can’t even get on top of all the TV shows you’re supposed to be watching. And suddenly that Cindi Lauper song is more than just an irresistible hook: When are you gonna live your life right? What are you gonna do with your life?

And then you think,

I just wanna have fun.

That’s all I really waaaaaahahahahahahant.

You’ve been running around on protein bars, decaf and half-eaten bowls of mac & cheese. You’ve been buying books for years, fully intending to actually read one. So when do you get to be the one to walk in the sun? It’s time. Call out the troops. Your best reinforcements. The BFFs. Here’s the plan: You do nothing. Planning is too hard (and there are already enough variables mobilizing your friends). Stay out of the Google rabbit hole and head straight to Red Mountain Resort. Let them work out the details. Never ever look back.

 

GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY: Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi & adventure

1. WORKSHOPS

You and your girls are all in need of balance. You need some down time, but you also want an endorphin bump. These classes run the gamut, so scratch one itch in the morning and another in the afternoon.

• Detox Yoga • Successful Meditation • Restorative Yoga • Tai Chi on the Rocks • Yoga for the Spine • Paddle Board Yoga • Canyon View Yoga • Tiny Triathlon • Intro to Tai Chi • Earthing Workshop (ancient shaman teachings) • Journal Walk • Mother Earth Meditation Walk • Anasazi Pottery Group Workshop

2. EXPLORE RED ROCK COUNTRY

Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out. - Terry Tempest Williams

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Red Mountain Resort is located smack-dab in the middle of some of the southwest’s most awe-inspiring and healing landscapes. Go for a walk, a run, a bike ride or just sit and meditate.

Snow Canyon State ParkRed Cliffs Recreation Area TrailsZion National ParkSand Hollow State Park

3. ADOBE LAVENDER HYDRATING COCOON, ANYONE?

You probably didn’t even know that was a thing. But now you do and now you know you need one. Schedule at least a couple massages and a body wrap. At least. It’s about time you literally laid down and did nothing while someone wrapped you up in strange, soothing substances. • Adobe Lavender Hydrating CocoonBee Perfect Body WrapSagestone MassageRed Rock Hiker's MassageHimalayan Salt Stone MassageThai Reflexology

SISTERS / MOTHER–DAUGHTER GATHERINGS: Spa, Cook, Coffee, Bike & Hike

4. SPA

Start here. You’ll need some time to simply sit together, catch up and unwind. Because you love your mom to death. And your sisters, well, nobody else compares. Maybe you’ll even get around to talking about that one thing you’ve been avoiding together. Choose the best package for you here.

5. COOK

Spend two hours with one of the resort’s chefs, who’s been chopping kale and eating grass-fed beef since way before Whole Foods made it easy. You’ll learn skills to cook healthy for yourself when you return home to your mac-&-cheese wasteland of a pantry.

6. EAT

Try Canyon Breeze Restaurant — but only if you like farm fresh eggs, huevos rancheros, farro risotto, grilled wild Alaskan salmon, or tofu steak, then you’ll probably appreciate the on-site restaurant that makes sure everything you’re eating is wholly delicious. No thinking. No working. Just eat and enjoy the company.

7. HIKE

Get in on some daily guided group hikes:

• Explorer Hikes • Challenge Hikes • Endurance Hikes • Pound Puppy Hikes • Morning Snow Canyon Walk • Evening Walk on Inspiration Trail

8. COFFEE & BIKES

Bonus: Ride the leisurely 6-mile Kayenta Coffee Cruise

SOLO RETREAT TO REJUVENATE: Custom health & wellness

Or maybe you just want some time alone — really alone, in the desert, where no one can interrupt your no-longer-busy schedule. Get custom care, a live-well assessment, meet with a nutritionist and everything you’ll need to feel like your gosh-darn self again.

9. Rejuvenate & Live Well

5 days, 4 nights

• Meet with physician to evaluate personal history & profile

• Body composition, fitness & metabolic testing

• Meet with a nutritionist to gain knowledge, tools and make a game plan

• Receive a custom exercise prescription

• Implement plan at Red Mountain Resort:

• 3 healthy meals per day

• Join guided hiking tours

• Attend group fitness classes

• Meditation workshop for stress management

• 2 private sessions with a trainer

How’s that for your day in the sun?


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