Wellness is a very broad term that represents mental, physical, and spiritual balance. Although it radiates from within, it’s difficult to know where to start your wellness journey.
However, wellness isn’t as cookie-cutter as reading a self-help book and suddenly being cured. While it may provide inspiration and insight, your journey to wellness is an incredibly personal experience.
In the same vein, many daily habits simplify the journey. These few tips make the process far less intimidating to foster general wellbeing.
STOP AND REFLECT…
Before going any further, stop and reflect on yourself. What aspects of your life are you seeking to improve? What brings you happiness? Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses?
Emotional imbalance can present itself in subtle, mysterious ways. This is especially true if you’ve been repressing your feelings and neglecting your mental health.
Keep an eye out for subtle signs of emotional imbalance, including:
- Chronic fatigue
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Mental fog
- Mood swings
- Physical pain without an obvious cause
- Ruminating thoughts, obsessions, or anxiety
- Sexual dysfunction
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
WRITE IT OUT…
After having an honest conversation with yourself, write out your observations. Having your thoughts on paper takes a great weight off your mind. It also allows you to visualize your goals.
Keeping a journal throughout your wellness journey is essential to personal progression. You don’t have to pour your heart out every day. Instead, aim to jot down at least a sentence or two as you unwind each evening or start your morning.
Getting into the habit of journaling encourages you to engage in frequent self-reflection and assessment. It’ll help you identify your progress and manage your mental wellbeing, too.
TRY SOME HERBAL REMEDIES…
Nature is brimming with wholesome, plant-based remedies. If you need a little help in establishing physical and mental wellness, it’s time to visit your local cannabis store.
Cannabis has anxiety and stress alleviating properties that’ll help you relax and open your mind. Additionally, cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties that are notoriously effective for reducing chronic pain.
Your options are endless when it comes to incorporating THC into your life. You can vaporize cannabis flower or oil, take it orally through a tincture or edible, administer it through a suppository, or apply a cannabis cream directly to your pain areas.
Each method comes packed with different benefits for various aspects of wellness. In any case, cannabis is a safe and versatile natural remedy for achieving balance throughout your entire body.
SOAK UP THE SUN…
A little fresh air goes a long way. Simply stepping outside can instantly clear your mind. The more time you spend in nature, the more you’ll find yourself appreciating the world around you.
Research demonstrates just how vital spending time in nature is to heal your body. Viewing nature can reduce anxiety, stress, lower your heart rate, and improve your attention. Natural sounds, smells, and textures are also soothing.
Plus, spending time outside inevitably exposes you to sunlight. The sun is shining with vitamins and compounds that are beneficial to your mood, behavior, learning, and memory.
You don’t have to be a “gym rat” to experience the wellness benefits of regular exercise. In fact, you don’t even need a gym membership to get started.
There are many simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen your muscles and bones. If you have limited mobility, speak with your doctor about safe exercises you can do at home.
Low-intensity workouts, like yoga, also promote physical and mental flexibility. Studies have found that regularly doing yoga can help regulate your blood sugar, boost your mood, and improve your heart health.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO REST…
Sleep deprivation has profoundly negative consequences for your mental and physical health. A lack of sleep causes cognitive instability, which skews your attention span, memory, mood, and behavior.
Carve out some time each day to get adequate rest. Your mind and body will thank you.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS…
As you begin practicing compassion towards yourself, extend the olive brand to others. Be kind to your loved ones, colleagues, and strangers. The energy you put forth is the energy you’ll receive in return. If you always have a grumpy demeanor, others will reflect that negativity right back at you.
Scientists agree that simply smiling more often can improve your mood, so smile at the mirror and smile at those around you. In an instant, you’ll begin projecting wellness onto the world.