None of us know exactly why we were put on the earth, and there probably isn’t a nailed-on reason for all of this, but one thing’s for certain: we all need to have a good quality of life. As one of my besties often says, we’re here for a good time, not a long time! The grind of every day isn’t the nicest thing in the world at times, so achieving and maintaining a work/life balance and rewarding yourself for hard work with things that make you happy is very important.
Happiness, wellness and contentment in life aren’t just handed to us as often we are trained by society, the media and those around us to focus on the negative from a young age. We’re not often encouraged to live life just being happy and enjoying the experiences that come to us or that we make for ourselves and its a shame as we often put so much stress on ourselves to achieve this societal ideal that actually doesn’t mean anything in the end. What are we giving up? Our freedom, our positivity, our mental health? All of the choices we make can come at a price.
don’t just come to us, unfortunately. It would be great if we could drift through life getting whatever we want, but the reality isn’t quite that. Our brains, bodies and overall well-being are quite confusing little machines, so it would be silly to suggest a clear-cut way of welcoming wellness into one’s life, but there are a few things we can all do to increase our quality of life. Let’s look at some.
What we eat is and has always been a super important part of our lives. It not only affects our physical ability to do things, but also our mental state. The media have this awful way of shaming us to hate our bodies that it causes so many people to go on these crazy crash diets but really, everything in moderation is so much better. My meals really improved when I had to cut all dairy out of my diet as I was tested by a nurse at Central Healthcare NE and discovered that I have a severe intolerance to cows milk protein. Since then, I’ve had to cook the vast majority of things from scratch. It made me so much more aware of everything that is in the processed food that I was eating.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you give it a go, it may work wonders for you. Meditation allows you to relax for a period and focus on things elsewhere. It can also teach you to channel your thoughts and feelings. It’s known to help a lot of people improve their mental health. There are meditation classes you can go to, but nowadays there a lots of apps, like Headspace, that allow you to do it from the comfort of your home. If you’re in the South Shields area then I’d recommend checking out The Westoe Practice for meditation classes as I’ve been having other therapies there and I’ve been really impressed with the service so I’m confident that their meditation classes would be of a high standard too.
There are a bunch of different ways you can spoil yourself if you’re looking to relax more. You can enjoy a spa day and receive all the attention and the pampering you deserve. You can also relax in the baths to keep you in full bliss mode. A popular treatment these days is to use a floatation tank, whereby you’re floating in water for a significant period of time. It’s said to help with depression and anxiety whilst lowering stress and physical pain. You can click here to read everything you need to know about float tanks if that interests you. It’s an unorthodox method but one with proven results.
Heading out on vacation is one of the best feelings. You’re no longer around the grind of your day job, and you get to enter somewhere that’s only going to be associated with smiles and comfort. You shouldn’t be stuck in your hometown all of the time and you shouldn’t be worrying about work and other stresses of the time either.
Exercise is one of the best ways to be self-esteem as well as physical fitness. Obviously, keeping active is going to burn calories and make you more athletic, but it also helps you upstairs massively. It doesn’t fix you completely, but it gives you a huge boost mentally due to the endorphins your body releases.
How do you welcome wellness into your life?