Artistic folks need time to hit the mental reset button, and what better place than the beach? Sandy white beaches, clear blue skies, and the repetitive sounds of crashing winds are the perfect recipe for tapping into creativity. Don’t put off your beach retreat – get started planning it now. Follow these tips and get the most from your getaway.
- Mark it on the calendar. Stop putting it off. You deserve this time away. Make yourself – and your work – a priority.
- Call some artist friends together. There’s nothing that says you have to stay together, but wouldn’t that be fun? You could pool your resources and stay in one fantastic beach house and enjoy that community spirit. Sometimes working in a group keeps you inspired to write, paint or draw, especially if you usually express your art solo.
- Create a space. What’s the point of going on a beach retreat if you don’t enjoy your surroundings? Select a rental that suits your needs and will make you feel comfortable during your beach stay. There should be plenty of places to hunker down with a book or a notebook and sunny areas where you can work. If you work better when in quiet, seek an isolated beach house away from local attractions. Rental planning gurus such as Vacation Rental Pros offer virtual tours – those are wonderful for finding the ideal environment for a retreat.
- Plan your work time. Remember, the purpose of a retreat isn’t just to refresh you. It’s also about boosting that creativity. Schedule your creative time and stick to the plan! Even if you work in short bursts of two-hour blocks, that’s progress. Also, plan times for just thinking and meditating on projects. Make sure that your beach retreat includes walks, sunset viewing, and maybe even waterfront dining.
Of course, you don’t have to be an artist to need a beach retreat for rejuvenation. Everyone needs R&R from time to time, so plan your escape to Florida beaches now!