Optimal wellness doesn’t come from two days of yoga or eating a salad once a week.
It is a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to be inconvenient. Your wellness routine has to be enjoyable and easy, or it will end up just like that same New Year’s resolution you have been making for the past five years.
Give Yourself a Break
Approach your wellness routine with a bit of self-love and compassion. Give yourself room to have off-days and forgive yourself for occasionally falling off the wagon. You can always get right back on. Your routine should reflect things that you already enjoy doing, that might just need to be prioritized.
Reset Your Circadian Rhythm
If you are in your early 20’s and prone to late nights and loud music, you do you. For the rest of us who have the ability to hurt ourselves just getting out of bed, sleep is very important. Lack of sleep can have big consequences for focus, productivity, mood, and so much more. Reset your sleep rhythm by trying to go to bed and wake up around the same time daily. This will set the rest of your day up for success.
Consider Your Nutrition
Meal prepping is a great way to make sure you monitor your food intake, but it is not practical for everyone every day. Consider prepping something that could be used in several ways such as grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, brown rice, and sliced apples. Try to think of things that you enjoy and can easily contribute to a full meal or serve as a snack. Consider starting your day with a superfood smoothie to kick-start your healthy eating.
Move Your Body
Yes, exercise is always going to be on anyone’s list of things to do in order to be healthier. Make sure you enjoy what you are doing. Whether it is going to the gym, practicing yoga, playing pickleball, or just taking a walk, choose something you enjoy. if you don’t like doing it, you won’t do it. It’s ok to skip a day, or even multiple days, but keep the blood flowing. If nothing else, just stretch. It’s more beneficial than you think.
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Relax Your Mind
Mediation is a great way to work on breathing and resetting. You don’t have to sit cross-legged with your fingers in a specific position (although you certainly can). Just quieting your mind in a comfortable place can make a big difference in your thought patterns. You can also meditate while walking, running, or biking. As long as the movement is repetitive and allows you to do it pretty mindlessly.
Your Wellness Routine is YOURS
Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. You have to discover what works for you and what keeps you motivated. Make it easy and it won’t feel like extra effort. It will just be what you do.