How to Plan and Enjoy a Purpose-Driven Solo Retreat

How to Plan and Enjoy a Purpose-Driven Solo Retreat

Taking a solo retreat can be a transformative experience, especially for purpose-driven women like you. When you take a break and allow your body to recharge and rejuvenate, it creates mental space for creativity, reflection, and planning. These elements are invaluable, empowering you to tackle your goals more effectively.  I know this from personal experience.

Two years ago my husband and I went to a couples retreat to the mountains of Utuado, Puerto Rico. We stayed at Montesagrado Reserve and I experienced one of the greatest moments of growth of my adult life. Rather than being activity packed, the retreat offered plenty of free time; we enjoyed being completely surrounded by nature and far from all the sounds, the hustle and bustle of the city and the hectic pace of everyday life. The retreat was implacably hosted, balancing both movement, stillness and the slower pace of life that natures invites us to enjoy.

The retreat had unexplainable ripple effects inside of me, like an urgency to create, a surge of inspiration, and an overflow of creativity that engulfed my thoughts. It was as if pausing super-powered and fuel my productivity. Feeling completely inspired, I returned home and created the Revise & Co. goal book. In less than 6 months the book was written, edited and printed. It’s indescribable how taking a break from everything (including technology, especially phones), can create such a motivational spark. Boredom truly can be a precursor to creativity because it can lead to new and fresh ideas that perhaps wouldn’t have come up if you were distracted.

Due to its profoundly transformative impact, I decided to repeat the experience the following summer. This time, I brought the Revise & Co. book to the retreat, and it significantly enriched the entire experience. It provided a structured and guided approach that facilitated deep self-discovery and personal growth while offering practical tools and strategies for effectively planning the entire year. This comprehensive support enabled me to maximize my retreat time, ensuring I left with a clear vision and actionable goals.

Gathering Supplies and Materials

The first step in planning your solo retreat is gathering all the necessary supplies and materials. Here’s a checklist to help you get started:

Essential Supplies

  • Goal Planner: A comprehensive planner like the Revise and Co. Ultimate Goal Planner.
  • Writing Tools: Pens, pencils, highlighters, and sticky notes for jotting down ideas and organizing thoughts.
  • Notebook or Journal: For reflective journaling and brainstorming sessions.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Cozy clothes that make you feel relaxed and at ease.
  • Snacks and Drinks: Healthy snacks, tea, or coffee to keep you energized.
  • Inspirational Books: Books or magazines that inspire and motivate you.

Additional Items

  • Portable Speaker: For playing relaxing music or guided meditations.
  • Yoga Mat: For stretching or practicing yoga.
  • Aromatherapy Candles: To create a calming atmosphere.
  • Comfortable Seating: Cushions or a comfortable chair for long sitting periods.

Creating a Schedule for Your Retreat

A well-structured schedule will help you maximize the benefits of your solo retreat. Here’s a sample itinerary to guide you through your retreat day:

Morning Routine

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Morning Meditation and Stretching
    • Start your day with a peaceful meditation session to clear your mind and set intentions.
    • Follow up with some light stretching or yoga to wake up your body.
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Breakfast and Planning Overview
    • Enjoy a healthy breakfast.
    • Gather planning tools & accessories & set up your work area.
    • Review your planner and outline the main goals for the day.

 Mid-Morning Activities

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Self Discovery Sesh / Reflective Journaling
    • Use the Revise Goal Book and complete the first and second sections of the book. It is all about looking within, and becoming more self aware.
    • Spend time journaling about your past experiences, current feelings, and future aspirations.

Afternoon Focus

  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break
    • Take a leisurely lunch break. Enjoy your meal mindfully without distractions.
    • Engage in activities like meditation, yoga, or a nature walk.
    • Incorporate mindfulness practices to enhance mental clarity.
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: The Art of Goal setting Part 1: Reflection Session
    • Use your planner to guide you in a time of reflection.
    • Use your journal as you reflect and write down your observations.

Late Afternoon Activities

  •  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The Art of Goal Setting Part 2 + 3  & Creative Brainstorming
    • Spend time brainstorming new ideas and strategies for your personal and professional life.
    • Use mind maps or sketches to visualize your thoughts.
    • Goal planning session, breaking down big goals into, mini goals, small steps and daily actions.
    • Identify and establish your mini goals and your small steps
    • Start planning your year

Evening Wind-Down

  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner and Relaxation
    • Enjoy a relaxing dinner.
    • Take time to unwind and relax.
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Evening Reflection
    • Reflect on the day’s activities and what you’ve accomplished.
    • Schedule a spa treatment. Pamper yourself
    • Write down any new insights or revelations
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Plan for Tomorrow
    • Review your goals and plans for the next day.
    • Set your intentions and priorities.
    • Sleep and recover
  • Day 2 Morning Routine
    • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Morning Meditation and Stretching
      • Start your day with a peaceful meditation session to clear your mind and set intentions.
      • Follow up with some light stretching or yoga or a slow walk to wake up your body.
    • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Breakfast and Planning Session
      • Enjoy a healthy breakfast.
      • Gather planning tools & accessories & set up your work area.
      • Finish planning your year. Use your planner and outline the main goals for each month & week.

Ending Your Retreat with Reflective Time

As your retreat comes to a close, it’s important to end with a period of reflection. Here’s how you can wrap up your solo retreat:

Reflect on Your Progress

  • Review your journal and planner to see what you’ve accomplished.
  • Reflect on the insights and lessons you’ve learned.

Celebrate Your Achievements

  • Acknowledge the progress you’ve made, no matter how small.
  • Celebrate your achievements and milestones.

Set Future Goals

  • Use the insights gained during your retreat to set future goals.
  • Create an action plan for the coming weeks and months.

Gratitude Practice

  • End your retreat with a gratitude practice.
  • Write down three things you are grateful for and reflect on the positive aspects of your experience.


A purpose-driven solo retreat can be a transformative experience, allowing you to reflect, rejuvenate, and set clear goals for the future. By gathering the right supplies, creating a structured schedule, and ending with reflective time, you can maximize the benefits of your retreat. Remember, taking time for yourself is not a luxury; it’s a necessity for achieving your dreams.

Ready to plan your next personal retreat? Equip yourself with our Ultimate Goal Planner and make your retreat a success! Visit Revise and Co. 🌟📝



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