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3 Ways you can weave wellness into your next incentive trip

Caring for our mental health has always been important, but it's becoming increasingly popular among millennials and Gen Z—especially in the workplace. Sometimes it looks like taking more vacation days or setting stricter boundaries at work. But it can also mean taking yoga breaks or short walks throughout the workday.

Your employees are putting their mental health first. One way you can support them is by weaving wellness into your incentive trips. We've got a few ideas on how to reward your employees and support their health.

3 Ways to include wellness in your incentive trip

You don't need to go on a yoga retreat or practice mindfulness every day to include wellness on your corporate incentive trip. It's all about keeping things simple and not forced. We suggest:

1. Organizing wellness activities

2. Dedicating time to nature

3. Encouraging tech-free time

1. Organize wellness activities

Trips jam-packed with unique outings, fine dining experiences, and out-of-the-box excursions are always fun but don't forget to give your team some slower-paced experiences, too.

Yoga classes, meditation, sauna sessions, or a full spa day are a great way to incorporate wellness into your trip. But you can take things to the next level by doing something like goat yoga, a meditation session by the water, or multiple luxury spa services.

The benefits are endless, including:

  • Improved quality of life

  • Decreased stress and anxiety

  • Better quality of sleep

Think up creative experiences, and don't limit yourself to physical activities only. You could hire a private chef to teach your team how to cook healthy meals for a day or work with an expert to discuss the power of meditation.

2. Get outdoors

Catch some fresh air with your team! Even if you only host an event or meeting outdoors, it's a great way to change up the scenery and bask in the sun. Or, you can come up with fun outdoor activities, like:

  • Hiking

  • Playing a team sport

  • Hanging out on the beach

  • Doing a walking tour of the city (walking food and drink tours are fun, too!)

3. Encourage time away from screens

We live in an always-on world, where most of us check our phones first thing in the morning and check in constantly, whether it's on social media, texting, or checking work emails. We are always connected, which is why it's so important to take time away from the screens.

Excessive screen time can lead to poor mental health, an increased risk for depression and anxiety, and lowered self-esteem. Dedicating time away from phones can foster a deeper connection with your team and help everyone focus better.

While you don't want to mandate phone-free time, you can encourage your team to leave their mobile devices behind when you go on an excursion or participate in team activities.

Plan your next incentive trip with Madison

Planning incentive trips can be overwhelming, to say the least. Then you add a wellness factor, and it can quickly become unmanageable. That's why Madison is here to help.

We create unforgettable corporate trips for your employees and have the expertise and experience to deliver wellness-focused trips everyone will love. So, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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