Wellness? Well, yes.
There’s nothing like the feeling of getting your mind and body in order. To improve your wellness, you don’t need a mindfulness coach or expensive day spas. A few healthy habits could make a big difference. It sounds easy, because it is. And it is effective; both your mind and your body will thank you for it.
Time to chill
A bit of time to breathe can make a huge difference to your mental wellbeing. Get away from your phone, TV, work or video games and just give yourself some headspace. It could be a face mask and a bath bomb, it could just be reading a book. But make sure you take some time to look after yourself every day.
Exercising reduces stress and anxiety and improves positive feelings. There is no right way or wrong way to be active; yoga, running, working out, dancing, they all work, just pick something you enjoy so you stay motivated.
Like any relationship, sometimes you need a break. If you’re spending too much time on your phone, go on a digital detox. Put your phone away during meals, use the do not disturb function and leave it at home when you go for a walk. You’ll feel the negativity and distraction melt away.
If you want to take it a step further, then declare your bedroom as a tech free zone. It will almost certainly improve your sleep quality.
Try the absolute opposite of fast food. Prepare a meal with fresh healthy ingredients, enjoy the process of cooking, then sit down (not in front of the TV or with your phone) and savour the flavours. It is like meditation for foodies.
Get some shut-eye
When you get a good night’s sleep magical, wonderful things happen, like you feel great and you increase your productivity. But how do you achieve it?
- Getting regular exercise is proven to help you sleep better
- Ditching your phone half an hour before bed will help (the blue light tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime making it super hard to wind down)
- And establishing a bedtime routine, like having a shower or reading a book, will also help.
So, there you go – five simple ways you can get your mind and your body feeling better. Wellness? Well, yes.
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