A lot of us don’t treat ourselves as well as we deserve. We let our own health and wellness lids because we’re busy looking after others or meeting the demands of a packed work schedule. This leads to a lot of burnout, depression, and physical illness. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Taking care of ourselves can and should be a priority and there are lots of simple, but potentially life-changing wellness practices that can help us to be happier, healthier, and better. Here are some of the best:
Drink more water
Japanese people have a habit of drinking two glasses of water as soon as they wake up in the morning. As they go through the day, they continue to take in liquids in the form of tea and even more water, throughout the day. As a result, they are very rarely dehydrated, which means fewer headaches, less brain fog, and better skin. Be like the Japanese and make regular water consumption a habit. As wellness practices go, this one is so easy but so very powerful.
Everyone seems to be recommending meditation as a cure for everything from depression to chronic fatigue, so it’s not surprising that many people are skeptical of this ancient wellness practice. They shouldn’t be. Although meditation certainly can’t cure all that ails you, it can help you to accept your situation, remain calm, get some peace of mind and keep things in control. It will make you feel better if you can do it regularly – 20 minutes a day should be enough – and it’s free, so what have you got to lose? Give it a go and see its power for yourself.
Try something new each day
You might feel like your schedule is so full that you barely have enough time to shower or eat let alone try something new each day, but you should try. Why? Because trying new things brings you out of your comfort zone, gives you something to aim for, helps to build self-confidence, and protects your brain health. Not only that, but it’s fun and we all need more fun in our lives, So, whether you learn how to fold an origami crane, go to your first every heavy metal gig – don’t forget the ear protection – or try out a new recipe for Thai green curry, make sure you try something new today. It’ll enrich your life.
Spend some time in nature
Spending time outdoors with the sun on your face and fresh air in your lungs might seem like a simple thing, but it can be truly life-changing. So many of us spend our days indoors; on the couch, in the office, at the store, rarely ever feeling the sun or listening to the birds sing and we are less well for it.
Nature brings with it numerous benefits from increasing vitamin D levels to improving symptoms of stress and depression, and even strengthening the immune system. So, put on your boots and go for a nice long walk, and then keep doing just that every single day.
Live life to the full and look after yourself.