In today's fast-paced world, it can be challenging to prioritize our well-being amidst the demands of work and home life. However, taking care of ourselves is essential to living a happy and healthy life. Fortunately, there are several ways to fall in love with your well-being at work and at home.
Here are 8 Ways To Fall in Love with Your Well-being at Work and Home!
1. Exercise and Movement
Working out regularly is one of the best ways to relax your body and mind. Plus, exercise will improve your mood. Working out for 20 minutes - 3 times a week can significantly improve heart health, mental wellness, focus and work productivity.
Focus on setting fitness goals you can meet so you don’t give up. Most of all remember that doing any exercise is better than none at all.
2. Relax Your Muscles
When you’re stressed, your muscles get tense. You can help loosen them up on your own and refresh your body by:
3. Deep Breathing
Work and life can be stressful. Stopping and taking a few deep breaths can take the pressure off you right away. You’ll be surprised how much better you feel once you get good at it. Try a virtual breath class with Utopia Global Wellness.
Sit in a comfortable position with your hands in your lap and your feet on the floor. Or you can lie down.
Close your eyes.
Imagine yourself in a relaxing place. It can be on the beach, in a beautiful field of grass, or anywhere that gives you a peaceful feeling.
Slowly take deep breaths in and out.
4. Eat Well
Eating a regular, well-balanced diet will help you feel better in general. It may also help control your moods. Your meals should be full of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean protein for energy. And don’t skip any meals. It’s not good for you and can put you in a bad mood and hijack your focus, which can actually increase your stress and decrease work performance.
5. Slow Down
Modern life is so busy, and sometimes we just need to slow down and chill out. Look at your life and find small ways you can do that. For example:
Set your watch 5 to 10 minutes ahead. That way you’ll get places a little early and avoid the stress of being late.
When you’re driving on the highway, switch to the slow lane so you can avoid road rage.
Break down big jobs into smaller ones. For example, don’t try to answer all 100 emails if you don’t have to -- just answer a few of them.
6. Take a Break
You need to plan on some real downtime to give your mind time off from stress. If you’re a person who likes to set goals, this may be hard for you at first. But stick with it and you’ll look forward to these moments. Try these wellness lunches (or anytime) break ideas.
Listening to your favorite music, Spending time in nature
7. Make Time for Hobbies
You need to set aside time for things you enjoy. Try to do something every day that makes you feel good, and it will help relieve your stress. It doesn’t have to be a ton of time -- even 15 to 20 minutes will do. Relaxing hobbies include things like:
Hiking or Biking
8. Talk About Your Problems
If things are bothering you, talking about them can help lower your stress. You can talk to family members, friends, a trusted clergyman, your doctor, or a therapist.
And you can also talk to yourself. It’s called self-talk and we all do it. But in order for self-talk to help reduce stress you need to make sure it’s positive and not negative.
So listen closely to what you’re thinking or saying when you’re stressed out. If you’re giving yourself a negative message, change it to a positive one. For example, don’t tell yourself “I can’t do this.” Tell yourself instead: “I can do this!”
In conclusion, falling in love with your well-being at work and home requires intentionality and effort. However, incorporating these practices into your daily routine can help you prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental health, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.