Wellness is important to keep at the forefront of your mind. While this has always been a true statement, it has become even more relevant as we have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.
Hearing the word “wellness” might immediately make you think of practicing self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in regards to diet and exercise. However, the truth is that you can strive for wellness in a wide variety of areas in your life.
Here are a few ways you can add some extra wellness into different aspects of your life to both improve it and make you happier overall.
Add Exercise Into Your Routine
While exercise is a commonly thought of way to practice wellness, it isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Exercise looks different for everyone. Every person has different preferences and abilities, and that is something that needs to be taken into account when finding the workout routine that will work best for you. While some people love to run and are able to tune the world out while jogging, others find yoga to be essential to their day.
Look for Natural Solutions to Common Issues
Part of incorporating wellness into your life is looking for natural remedies that are overall better for your body. If your doctor prescribes you medication, that is for a reason, and you should always follow their advice. However, for more common issues, like stomach aches, headaches, and insomnia, you can first try a natural solution. For example, you can let your refrigerator be your medicine cabinet instead of relying on pills for many common ailments. Taking this approach can both help your body and make you more aware of what you’re putting in it.
Work on Organizing Your Finances
Financial wellness is just as important as any other aspect of wellness in your life. Having your finances organized and in order can help you to feel more secure and can also help you achieve some of the goals you’ve set for yourself. Taking an account of your finances and relevant factors that impact your financial status is a good way to start. Track your monthly income versus spending, recurring bills, credit score and any outstanding debts. Having a tangible view of these items can help you make more educated financial decisions that contribute to a healthy life. For example, if you want to improve your living situation by buying a home, knowing where you stand in terms of the required credit score for a practical mortgage loan can help improve that process. Knowing this information in advance can help to ease some of the stress that often comes along with dealing with finances, as well as make you more financially literate.
Stimulate Your Creativity
Having a creative outlet can help to get your mind off of daily stressors and provide you with a place to cultivate a sense of wellness. Creativity in the form of art can both stimulate your brain and also be a relaxing activity. If you are more of an art admirer, you can take advantage of art tours from the comfort of your home that were created for virtual enjoyment during the pandemic.
However, if taking part in making art is more what you’re looking for, there are also many outlets available to you. Try different art forms, like painting, pottery, sketching, or woodwork to find something that you enjoy and find relaxing.
Sort Through Your Surroundings
Organization is an essential part of practicing wellness, especially in your home. The simple act for getting rid of clutter can be an act of wellness simply because it can make you feel personally liberated and boost your general sense of wellbeing. Seeing clutter surrounding you at home can add stress to your mind without you even realizing it. Work through whatever clutter you have, whether it be clothing, paperwork, knick-knacks, etc. Have a system in place where you can divide things up into three piles: keep, donate, and trash. Then you can find a permanent home for what you plan to keep in a place that makes sense for those items. This will help to organize your belongings in two ways – as you sort through them and again when putting them away.
Figure Out Your Productivity
Being productive helps to make you feel good about yourself. Since wellness is about finding ways in your life to feel good, it makes sense to capitalize on your productivity. To do this, analyze how you work. When are you the most focused and productive? What are your major distractors? Are you finding you have too much screen time that prevents productivity? What motivates you to get the job done? By answering these questions you can understand what works best for you and mimic them to add more productive time to your day.
Plan a Wellness Retreat
Did you know that simply planning and anticipating a wellness retreat can boost your with mental health and improve your sense of wellbeing. Now, if that is of interest, start by checking our our very own Wellness Retreat Guide for a bit of inspiration.
We all know that wellness is important and it helps to cut back on the stress that we feel. What most people don’t realize is that you can work on your personal wellness in many different areas of your life. Whether you are adding more natural remedies into your routine, making yourself more financially literate, or de-cluttering, these are all ways to practice self-care and foster more wellness in your life. With this additional wellness, you are putting in the work to make yourself overall a healthier and happier person.