Wellness is much more than just freedom from diseases or illnesses. Maintaining good physical health is important, but it is only a portion of the wellness equation. Wellness is a balance of mind, body and spirit that results in overall feelings of well-being. In order to achieve optimal personal wellness, each of these aspects has to be developed and maintained.
It is never too late to begin a wellness journey. Here are some steps to get you started.
Create a list of personal wellness goals
Before anything else, you’ll have to know exactly what you want to achieve. Based on your wellness vision, create your weekly and monthly goals. Remember, these goals should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound.
Have a plan
Laying out a plan that will help you overcome the hurdles and accomplish your goals is important. Create a list of specific steps that you will take in order to reach your wellness goals like following a healthy meal plan, exercising regularly or enrolling in a yoga class.
Take one step at a time
Deciding to pursue your journey to a healthier life is commendable, however you are not expected to change everything at once. Yes, you have to take certain steps to reach a place of well-being, but you can do it one step at a time.
For a healthier diet, slowly add greens to your plate and gradually increase your intake of fruits. Start eliminating processed foods from your diet one at a time until you do not eat any.
Find ways to reduce your stressors and improve your coping skills. Massage, aromatherapy and meditation are all beneficial in relaxing the mind and body. Hiatus’s Stress Fix Massage combines the aromatherapy power of lavender, a guided meditation, relaxing Swedish Massage and reflexology to reduce feelings of stress.
Also, allot time for yourself. Engage in activities that bring meaning to your life. Preferably, choose a hobby that you can enjoy with your family and friends.