How robust is your wellness toolkit?
How important do you rate your self-care practices? Do you have a wellness toolkit? How robust is your wellness toolkit? Is it time to level up with your health and wellness to support you on your health and wellness journey?
Recently I was invited to be one of four panellists on a Podcast Series called Victim to Victory. The focus was around sharing different perspectives on health and wellness.
We talked about mental health, anxiety, depression, and bi-polar disorders, transitioning through menopause, abundant mindset and manifestation and healing, and balancing the mind, body, and soul. The key threads throughout the podcast was the need to simplify and declutter, go back to the basics and take personal responsibility. It all starts with you!
What I find is that my female clients are so busy juggling different “hats” and trying to be “superwoman” that they just don’t even have the space to think about their health and wellness. They tell me that “I am just so busy trying to meet deadlines, take the kids to after school sports and then try and figure out what to cook for dinner that I just don’t have time to think about my health”. “It is just something else that I don’t have time to think about”.
So, what I enjoyed about this recent health and wellness podcast was that it explored different facets and ways that we can address out health and wellness. There is not a “one size fits all” when it comes to managing our health and wellness. The more we listen to other health professionals experience, points of view that are verified by science, the more we can make informed choices and chose what is right for us. Learn to listen to what resonates for you at any given time.
Does this sound familiar?
“Part of manifestation practice is what you let go of
rather than what you add”Eckhart Tolle
Research is telling us that although wellness has been around for many decades, however it is now viewed through a more holistic lens addressing the mind, body, and soul. This recent study shows that:
- 79 percent of the respondents said they believe that wellness is important
- 42 percent consider wellness a top priority
- A substantial increase in the prioritisation of wellness over the past two to three years
It is easy to be influenced by our peers. Just because a certain process or a way of thinking is working for a friend or colleague it may not be the right way for you. Learn to listen to what your gut is telling you, and what feels right for you. When you do this, you will find that the path you follow resonates with you and you are more aligned. As a result, you will achieve better outcomes. It will feel more “in-flow” with who you are.
As we take control of our own wellness, stepping up and owning our personal responsibility, we hold ourselves to account. This process helps to build our robust health foundation utilising different tools from our wellness toolkit. How expansive is your wellness toolkit?
We have lots of information on the importance of wellness so it can be hard to know where to begin. Firstly, you need to decide that you want to improve your health and wellness, once you commit the journey becomes easier. I suggest you start with baby steps and implement one step at a time, such as:
- Improve your sleep pattern, and aim for 7 – 8 hours of quality sleep every night
- Spend 5 – 10 minutes each day out in the fresh air and sunshine
- Review your values and beliefs, do they still resonate with you or do they need to be updated? Do you have a vision board?