The world has changed significantly in the past several months, and it's possible that your feelings of overall health and wellness aren't quite what they used to be. You're not alone! Find time to make self-care a priority, and you can take the steps to lead a happy and healthy life.
Try these wellness tips to live a get on your way to a healthier lifestyle!
Do Something You Enjoy for 30 Minutes Every Day
Whether you do something physical like dancing or tap into your creative side, take 30 minutes every single day to do something you truly enjoy. Make a list of 10 things that make you feel good, then go with the flow and make them happen! Taking time for happiness can help lower your blood pressure and boost your energy levels over the long term.
Eating Healthy...When You Can
Look, we know that eating healthy all the time isn't always an option. When you eat well you feel well, so do what you can to make it happen. One rule of thumb to try is to make at least one meal each day that has foods from all seven colors of the rainbow. This can include a range of fruits and vegetables, legumes, leafy greens, protein-rich meats, and more! We also recommend cutting down the number of days you drink alcohol if you feel that it's becoming too much.
Unplug and Find Quiet Moments
In the age where many of us are working from home, we're more plugged in than ever, whether it's for work or staying up to the moment on the latest news. Remember this: what comes in must come out, and if you're consuming negativity online, negativity is what's going to come out when you act and speak. Set boundaries with work, social media, and your phone in general. It's okay to not be plugged into everything all of the time. It's okay to not answer the phone. It's okay to leave that text on READ.
Get Up and Move
Physical activity is absolutely crucial to your overall picture of health, and when you're sitting all day working, you're increasing your chances of heart disease and other health issues. Even if your goal isn't losing weight, physical activity gets your heart pumping, releases feel-good hormones, and boosts your overall feeling of wellness. Take a walk around the block or go to the gym--it doesn't matter what you do, so long as you dosomething.
Be Mindful of Stress
Stress doesn't just affect your overall feelings and mood, it affects your physical health, too. Stress can manifest as headaches, digestive issues, mystery pains, and more. Be mindful of your stress levels, and do check-ins throughout the day to assess how your body feels as well as your mind. You know yourself best--you may find that physical activity, reading, meditation, or even spending time with your pet helps you feel better.
The name of the game is to take time for YOU, especially when you feel that you don't have time for you. Your health should become a priority, whether you go all in or take it in baby steps. A healthy lifestyle isn't something that happens overnight, so give yourself some grace when you don't meet your goals or get derailed.