The Benefits of Taking a Short Break Alone

For many women juggling a career, social life, and relationships, domestic responsibilities consume most of their waking day, leaving sleep as the only opportunity to rest and recharge; and even that can be in short supply when important aspects of everyday life need attention.

Living life at this breakneck speed may be unavoidable at times, but it also means neglecting the essential components that create a healthy, balanced lifestyle. One great way to counteract burnout is to block out a long weekend for some indulgent, essential, alone time. If you have never taken a solo break before, the temptation to ask others to join you may be strong but you should try to resist. This is your chance to be selfish and free and to create space in your life for growth and development.

Choosing a Destination

Every state in America has something to offer the solo traveler, but for a truly relaxing break head for the countryside over the city. Utah is the perfect choice for a spring, summer, or fall short break, with guaranteed warm weather and little chance of rain. Look online for something like a well-reviewed bed and breakfast near Bryce canyon to use as your base, and all that is left is to look forward to the change of scenery, peace, and downtime ahead. If you are still not convinced, look at just a few of the many benefits this kind of trip offers.


No chores, no cooking or tidying, no timetables or set bedtimes, and perhaps best of all, nobody else to think about and compromise with on the day’s plans. This is the perfect way to retune your body clock and choose to do only what you really want to.

The Chance to Connect to Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park is home to rocks that have existed for many millions of years; magnificent relics of nature, which make even the most hardened cynic feel some sense of awe at the beauty of the natural world.

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Enjoyable exercise

Hitting the gym or an organized class is fine for everyday life, but combining exercise with fun and taking it outdoors is a different experience again. Spending a day hiking on one of the many trails marked through Bryce Canyon is a popular choice for visitors to the area and a great way to burn the calories you plan to eat at dinner. On the other hand, if you prefer to do things that move a little faster there are plenty of guided horseback or ATV tours to sign up for.

Face and Overcome Personal Challenges

Taking a short break alone is a good way to face fears and to conquer them. Whether you have concerns about feeling lonely, getting on the wrong plane, eating alone, or any one of a hundred other things, the opportunity to face and overcome them is priceless.

Now that you are inspired by the endless opportunities a short solo break can offer, you just need to dust down your travel bag, flex your credit card, and find the next free long weekend in your diary.