What does wellness mean to you? As we step into the hectic holiday season, prioritizing work, family and others before yourself may lead to feeling drained and burned out. Setting a wellness plan before the chaos begins is a brilliant way to incorporate health and balance to your mind, body and soul and step head-on into the busy season.
A wellness plan should take into account all of these varying dimensions of wellness: environmental, emotional, mental, social, occupational, and physical. Here are some ideas to launch you into a successful wellness plan to suit you and your lifestyle:
In with the good, out with the bad. A well hydrated body will function better and the transportation of nutrients is restored. Watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches and oranges are water-rich foods that help you stay hydrated and a delicious way to stay hydrated.
The power of movement is a great incorporation to achieve your wellness goals. Benefits include Improved mood, increased energy, and decreased stress. Add yoga, or a 20-minute walk daily and always remember to stretch before and after.
Clean up your environment of toxins (smoke, alcohol) and replace with herbal teas and a good night’s rest.
The last items to add to your wellness plan is quality time with friends and prioritizing self-care. Laughing is a great stress reliever and friends can help with that. Self-care may be an at-home spa evening with a bath, reading an uplifting book or spending a few hours unplugged in nature.Remember, don’t make resolutions, instead, create habits. Learn something new every day and write it down. With a little dedication and desire to improve your well-being, your wellness plan is aimed for success and a less stressful holiday season.