Health and wellness should be the foundation stones of your life. If they are not, you might find yourself out of balance, prone to sickness, or lacking inspiration for the things you love. When you decide to put health and wellness at the centre of your life equation, things start to improve.
If you want to design a lifestyle that best supports your wellness, mindfulness is a great place to start. When creating a healthy lifestyle, you might be tempted to start with some gym time during the week or a change to your diet. Of course, these features are all-important, but what is needed is something to underpin your wellness lifestyle, and that thing can be mindfulness.
When you tune into your awareness, you start to become conscious of your lifestyle habits. Mindfulness helps you to become more aware of what works and what doesn’t, giving you more information for your decision-making processes. No matter where you are at with your lifestyle, make sure you stay conscious of what is working for you and follow activities that support you.
The food we eat is the fuel the body uses for its myriad of simple and complex processes. When we eat processed foods, that food has low-quality fuel to work with, resulting in skin conditions and bone conditions, and energy issues. On the other hand, eating high-quality, healthy food gives your body an abundance of vitamins and minerals to energize and motivate your systems.
Again, mindful patterns are one way to create a healthy eating habits. Chances are you are feeling a little bloated or unwell because of your recent diet, but that’s a great place to start. Have a low-food day when you only eat fruits and drink water. Try to detox yourself until you find your healthy baseline; then, you have something concrete to work from as you develop a diet.
A wellness-based lifestyle wouldn’t work without some physical activity. The body needs some physical activity to raise the heart rate, strengthen various muscle groups, and keep the brain sharp. When it comes to physical activity, people think they need to join a gym or create a disciplined habit. There is nothing wrong with that, but an active life can be more integrated.
If you find you are too busy to go to the gym three times a week, or you don’t fancy paying for an expensive subscription during a time of high inflation, you might consider integrated activities instead. For example, you could try some micro-workouts in the morning or throughout the day – these only require fifteen minutes of your time. Any injuries and you can visit a walk-in clinic.
If you want a life of holistic wellness, it should include some activities that you enjoy. These can be creative activities, but they can also be sporting activities or gymnastics if that is how you like to be creative. Creative activities are also a form of meditation; they put us into a state of flow, allowing us to enjoy the present moment to its fullest. So, try to find an inspiring creative activity.
Chances are you have something creative in your life already. It could be a hobby, interest, or sport that you enjoy. Think about how the activity inspires you and what aspect of it helps you enter a state of flow. If you don’t have an activity you connect with naturally, it’s time to find one. Whether it is joining a reading group or going wild swimming, stay curious to find your passion.
Some aspects of life take up more space than others. Careers, for instance, occupy a large portion of our lives; we need these to support our material lifestyles. Another significant portion of our lives is taken up with a relationship. Relationships aren’t easy. Even when we remember the reasons we got together in the first place, people change over time, leading to many issues.
Since relationships take up such a large portion of our lives, they can have a serious effect on our well-being when something is not working. It’s important to be equally serious about resolving the issue one way or another if live the best possible life quality. Talking therapy is an excellent idea, even when the relationship is going well. It helps you to communicate better.
Start with mindfulness, and you can orientate all aspects of your life into a system that supports your health and wellness. That said, there is nothing wrong with focusing on another aspect of lifestyle first – health, for instance – but a holistic approach is necessary for your overall balance.