Wellness is about prioritizing your mental and physical health as much as you can, seeking to put self-care at the top of your to-do list. Life doesn’t always make it easy, which is why it’s important to have coping techniques to deal with stressful times. For a few simple ideas to boost your wellness and de-stress, make a start with these five.
Be Experimental with Cooking or Baking
Tired of cooking the same old dishes? Why not get experimental, buy some new recipe books and set yourself some new cooking challenges. You could challenge yourself to cook dishes from around the world, choosing a cuisine from a new country each week. If you’re a meat-eater, you could learn how to cook some tasty new vegetarian dishes. Fancy yourself as a bit of a baking queen? Why not attempt some tricky new cakes and pastries? A keen interest in cooking encourages us to learn more about nutrition, plus it’s a super wholesome and fun hobby.
Try a New Sport
Going to the gym is well worth the effort, but sometimes it can feel a little monotonous. For a real wellness boosting activity why not try a new sport? Stand up paddle boarding is very on trend right now, it provides a work out for your whole body and helps to improve strength. Perhaps there’s a local running group in your area you could check out and join?
Write a Journal
Writing in a journal is a largely therapeutic pastime, it’s creative, reflective and a very worthy act of self care. You might like to use a journal to write down your cherished memories and experiences? Perhaps you’d prefer to brainstorm your career and personal goals? Some people like to use a journal to write down their feelings during times of emotional stress. It’s nice to have a place just for you, to write down your uncensored thoughts in complete honesty.
Reconnect With Nature
Between the hustle bustle of daily life, our lives have come more dependent on technology which is great, but it does have it’s drawbacks. The most notable drawback is that we tend to spend less time connecting with the natural world around us. It’s a shame, because spending time amongst nature is proven to improve your wellness levels. Make it your mission to forge a connection with nature, whether it’s a regular walk or bike ride in the countryside or a mountain hike. This will allow yourself to find some quiet time away from the fast paced world we live and enjoy peace and calm.
Enjoy Reading? Try Reading New Genres
Finally, studies have indicated that readers are happy people, so what a great excuse to become a bookworm! If you tend to always read the same type of books such as crime or romance, or may fiction as opposed to non-fiction books. Why not try branching out and exploring new genres to read. You might even like to join a book club in your area, to discuss the things you’ve read with like minded others.