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8 Sustainable Ways To Fully Immerse Yourself On Your Wellbeing Holiday In Gozo.
Put your wellbeing on your travel agenda in 2023
A wellness holiday is all the rage but what does that actually mean? Well – as much as we love the book and the film with all of our hearts and minds, we’ve come a long way from Eat Pray Love. Nowadays it’s the norm to travel to destinations catering specifically for mental, physical and emotional well-being and we don’t have to trek all the way to India to do so. Whether it is reducing stress or healing emotional trauma, it can all be done right here on Gozo. This island located next door to Malta really does give the term getting away from it all a brand new meaning.
Fully immersing ourselves in our chosen destination is the only way to feel a place from the inside out. It’s also, the only way to truly escape from the norm and there’s science behind that too. Our brains require new and diverse experiences to strengthen the connectivity between the hippocampus and striatum, therefore, as we step off the hamster wheel and experience new things, our energy is renewed and we return, feeling ready to get back into work and our day to day lives.
8 Sustainable Ways To Fully Immerse Yourself In Gozo
Take a look at these 8 reasons why Gozo ticks all the wellness holiday boxes.
1. Digital Detox
First things first, to get the best out of Gozo on your wellness holiday, you will want to stay as present as possible, so improving the balance between this and your smartphone is a must. Taking a break from technology not only frees up your time but has immense mental health benefits so if you can leave work behind, do it!
If you have to check in each day, try to keep that to a minimum. Take 30 minutes at breakfast to answer emails and then browse Gozo In The House to form your itinerary for the day ahead. Obviously, you will want to take photo’s wherever you go, but try to leave all other connections to your phone behind. Even having a day away from the screen can work wonders.
2. It’s A Natural Thing
Practising self-care outdoors should be part of our make up and connecting with nature is one of the most natural things a human can do. Gozo is blessed with extraordinary landscapes and once you have left the roads and villages behind and taken to the cliffs, you will see some of the most breathtaking sites on and across the Maltese archipelago. Don’t be afraid to park up the car and get out and walk! Or wander around the bays a little further to the left or right to find hidden swim spots and secret coves.
3. Animal Love
Gozo loves animals. You will no doubt notice the cats of Gozo lazing around the streets and at first, you might be horrified at the thought of how many strays there are. Don’t be! Pretty much everyone who lives here buys cat food and has their own littel crew to feed and watch out for. Besides that, if you are looking for a wellness holiday that involves animals and understand their healing power, take a trip to Dreams of Horses Farm to hang out with the horses, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, and more. Victor offers self-care sessions, tours and immersive experiences for all who are keen. Wellness travel at its best.
4. Engage With The Community
Many that have chosen Gozo as home have learned that connecting to our creativity is connecting to the very life force of our soul. With sustainability at its core, you can grow, nurture, make and create all kinds of things on Gozo. Search Gozo In The House for typical things to do on the island from the traditional to the contemporary and all that is in between. You will find things to inspire the mind and warm the heart.
5. Alternative medicine
Gozo In The House champions Wellbeing on Gozo and we are the first to bring you news on what kind of treatments are on the island and how they can benefit you. Whether you wish to experience a 5-day Retreat, a Personal Coach, a relaxing Massage or Past Life Regression, we can help you create an experience on this island like no other.
6. Physical fitness
Gozo is all about the outdoors and being surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, a daily swimming ritual is standard. But if you want more, Gozo delivers from Land, Sea and Sky. On the water, choose from SUP and Paddle Boats, Jetskis and Chartered Tours. On land, take a Walking Tour, go Rock Climbing, e a personal trainer or hit the gym while on Gozo? Or perhaps a
7. Solo Time
Knowing when to take time out for yourself is a huge lesson in your self-care journey. We can’t possibly do the healing that is required of us when we are distracted by outside sources. Whether that be people, technology or any other vice we have picked up along the way, carving that extra vital time to switch off from it all should be a daily priority on your wellness holiday, even if you are travelling with the family. Find the time, set your intention, know where you are going and go for it. There are plenty of tips on Gozo In The House for a peaceful and inspiring walk right here.
8. Feel Good Gozo.
There is a common feeling that many feel when they board the ferry on Malta. As soon as the boat leaves the shore, you start to feel the healing energy of Gozo. You begin to feel lighter, happier, and an unexplainable sense of gratitude washed over you. There are plenty of opinions as to why this is, but one thing is certain, once you experience it for yourself, you will know exactly what we mean.