Hey guys! Welcome back. As most of you probably know by now I love routines. Anything that I can make into a routine I pretty much do it. So I thought today it would be kind of fun to share with you some ways that you can build a wellness routine because I know with a new year many of us are trying to prioritize not just our health, but also our overall wellness. So here are some ideas for how you can work on your own wellness routine.
Start with sleep.
I cannot stress to you how important sleep is to your overall health. It’s important for your mental health, your physical health, and even your emotional health. It helps with stress, anxiety, and your mood. If you are wanting to work on your wellness and start feeling better, start with sleep. Strive to get seven to eight hours of sleep every night. Make sure you are making your sleep a priority and getting enough rest. You will start to see a difference.
Drink more water.
This is pretty much a no brainer, but it’s really important. I always have a water bottle with me because it helps me remember to drink water and if I’m thirsty I don’t have any other options. Drinking water is not only good for your physical health and well-being, but it also helps with your mood and energy levels. Just like sleep is important, drinking enough water and making sure you stay hydrated is also important.
One of the biggest reasons working out falls to the wayside a lot of the time is because we claim that we don’t have the time. And that is why scheduling the workouts comes in handy. If you make a plan to work out, view it just as you would an appointment with yourself. If you wouldn’t cancel on someone else at the last minute, doesn’t do it to yourself. You aren’t doing yourself any favors that way.
I know it’s a struggle to get out of bed early enough to actually eat breakfast sometimes. But if you are prioritizing sleep and go to bed just a little earlier, you might find that you actually can get up early enough to have a good breakfast to start your day. Not only will breakfast give you energy and help you wake up, but it also gives you a few minutes to yourself before you start having to meet other people’s needs and wants.
Incorporate more low impact movement.
Go for a walk on after work, do some stretches in the morning, do a low impact workout when you have a few minutes. Adding more low impact movement helps you burn off some calories without having to go super hard at the gym every single day. It allows you to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing without having to do a super high impact workout every morning when you wake up. Unless you just want to of course.
Find healthy recipes you love.
It is possible that there are healthy recipes that you will actually love. You might have to try a few before you get there, but it is possible. And eating healthy doesn’t have to be super difficult. I have all different ways that I like to eat more fruits, vegetables, and good proteins. Of course, that’s not to say that I only eat healthy meals. But I have found recipes that are healthier that I do love and that helps me nourish my body.
Aromatherapy is something I only recently got more into. I love using essential oils to help me relax and relieve stress. I’m not super into it like some people thinking it helps with literally anything, but I do think it helps with relaxing. I especially love having aromatherapy as part of my bath routine and when I am having a hard time with stress or anxiety. The smells just really help me stay calm and refocus.
Have a self care routine.
A lot of the things on this list are a part of my self care routine, but there are a few other things that I have as a part of my routine that are helpful. Bubble baths, writing in my journal, and enjoying a nice movie are also part of that routine. I just like to have things in my self care routine that help me feel good and help me recharge. After all, that is what a self care routine is for in the first place. So just find things that bring you joy and help you recharge yourself.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Building a wellness routine doesn’t have to be complicated and you can make it fun. Just make it your own and do things that you know will work for you. Let us know in the comments if you have any ideas for building a wellness routine and what’s a part of yours. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!