A Glamping Retreat for Focusing the Mind
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that's becoming increasingly important in our digital world, where we're constantly bombarded with notifications and distractions. We are all in so much of a rush that it is easy to forget about what we are truly after and complete the tasks that are best done when our mind is clear.
Spending time in nature can help us to gain perspective. It can remind us of our place in the world and the importance of the things we're working on. A study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment found that people who spent time in nature had a greater sense of well-being and were more likely to take action on their goals.
At Johnny Yurts, we hope to have created a wonderful retreat in the Texas Hill Country that is perfect for people who want to take a break from the office and do deep work. Located less than an hour west of Austin, TX, Johnny Yurts offers a unique and relaxing experience that is perfect for getting away during the week to focus on your most mentally demanding projects.
How to do deep work at Johnny Yurts:
One of the primary challenges in achieving deep work is the constant barrage of distractions in our modern lives. From the incessant pinging of emails and social media notifications to the never-ending stream of information, our attention is constantly divided. Each yurt has been designed with a simple and roomy feel with a desk and no TV to remind us of the constant distractions of modern living. Since you are in a yurt you can feel nature all around you. This connection with nature offers a serene and relatively distraction-free environment. When you're surrounded by the gentle rustling of the Hill Country breeze, it becomes easier to disengage from the digital noise and focus on the task at hand. Johnny Yurt's tranquility allows for more extended periods of undistracted concentration.
Nature has long been associated with inspiration and creativity. Researchers have found that exposure to natural settings can boost creative problem-solving skills. Johny Yurts is on 10 acres of land and offers expansive views in all directions. Located 50 minutes from Enchanted Rock and 20 minutes from Pedernales Falls State Park, our guests have some of the best natural sites in central Texas to find inspiration. When working on complex tasks, having access to nature can stimulate fresh ideas and novel solutions.
Stress and anxiety are common impediments to deep work. High stress levels caused by the daily work environment can disrupt concentration and impede productivity. Nature, however, has a profound calming effect on the human mind. The reduced stress levels associated with time spent in nature can significantly improve the quality of thought to help produce out-of-the-box solutions.Here are a few tips for doing deep work at Johnny Yurts:
- Set up your workspace in the yurt so that you are comfortable and have everything you need within reach (we have quality Wi-Fi)
- Take a walk up to the top of the hill where the Roost sign is situated to calm the mind
- During your breaks, get up and move around, or step outside and enjoy the fresh air.
- If you find yourself getting distracted, take a few minutes to meditate or do some deep breathing exercises while gazing through the yurt dome
- Sit at the picnic benches under the oak trees and contemplate the strength of these majestic trees
After a long day of work, there are a number of things you can do to relax and recharge at Johnny Yurts:
- Soak in the soaking tub
- Sit by the fire pit and roast marshmallows
- Go for a hike at Pedernales State Park
- Visit one of the nearby wineries or Pecan Street Brewing
- Simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Texas Hill Country.
Johnny Yurts is the perfect place to take a break from the office and do deep work. Just an hour from either San Antonio or Austin, you won't have to travel far to get away from it all. With its remote and peaceful setting, comfortable yurts, and variety of amenities, Johnny Yurts offers everything you need to be productive and relaxed.