When it comes to your health and wellness, getting on a fitness regimen can be a challenge. In fact, maintaining a habit- like a workout routine- takes a little while to get used to. But, it all starts with the foundation. When it comes to taking care your yourself- both physically and mentally- having a wellness routine that you love is a great way to show yourself some much needed self-care and love.
Here are some helpful ways that you can start to invest in your wellness routine and make these habits stick.
Focus On Moving Your Body- Not Exercising
It is incredibly important to avoid the idea that working out is a chore. In fact, when you can find enjoyable ways to move your body- fitness becomes something that is fun and something you look forward to doing. This then ensures that you are getting your body moving and breaking a sweat without forcing yourself to spend hours at the gym- if that’s not your thing. As soon as you are able to shift your mindset and allow your body to move to what makes it feel good, you will find that you crave doing it.
This practice is very subtle but can have transformative effects in your life.
Try Eating More Plants
Adding more plants into your diet is a great way to start showing your body that you care about it. In fact, when you think about all the good food you can eat on a plant-based diet you can instantly reverse the lack or restriction mentality associated with getting and staying healthy.
Take Time To Slow Down
This one is definitely easier said than done. Living in New York City is great, but it can be very busy and hectic and fast-paced all at once. In fact, one of the best ways to help you feel more at ease is to slow down. All it takes is setting simple boundaries to show yourself some love.
Know your time limit for work and relaxation and never give in to those set standards. You will instantly see the mental shifts that occur once you allow yourself time to breathe and be still. Even taking just five minutes every day to meditate or be in stillness can do wonders for your overall well-being.
Start A Gratitude Practice
When it comes to adding something simple to boost your wellness, look no further than a gratitude practice. In fact, just jotting down a few things that you are grateful for at the end of the day is a great way to make yourself feel good and boost your wellness. Getting in the habit of centering yourself around the idea of gratitude can funnel some positive vibes your way. This synergistic feeling will allow you to vibe from a positive place and have a sense of ease and calm throughout your days.
At the end of the day, taking care of yourself is really important. In fact, wellness is not just a way to feel physically better- it’s also a way to get your spiritual and emotional blocks cleared. Once you are able to allow yourself to be there in the best way you can and show up for yourself in whatever way that may be, you’ll see the remarkable difference that a little self-love and self-care can do for your soul, body, mind, and spirit. Take it from someone who puts others before herself often, giving yourself permission to care for your body is a special thing that will reward you in ways you didn’t even know in the long run.
Take those days that you have free to pamper yourself, be still, and truly become your own best friend.