One of the better trends that seems to have emerged in the last decade is the focus on personal wellness — the idea that humans are not meant to live in suffering, and that by taking proper care of yourself, you can better contribute to the world around you. You don’t have to pay monthly fees or attend classes in order improve your wellness — you can improve it in your very own home. Try these ideas to help cultivate a healthy body and mind.
Take Time To Breathe
Slow down. Easier said than done, right? Many therapists recommend taking time to just stop and breathe deeply as a way to improve mental health because it can help curb stress. One place almost anybody can do this in their own home — because there are typically less distractions — is in the shower. A steam shower can create a sauna-like experience to enhance your relaxation. If you don’t have one, you can build your own steam room instead of sharing the one at the gym.
You don’t need a gym membership. Even without all the gear, you can turn just about any room in your house into a workout space as long as you have enough space to do pushups and jumping jacks. If you need or just prefer having a coach to guide you, many professional trainers have online courses, and many of those are even free. Think of all the time you’ll save if you don’t have to factor in traveling to and from the gym. Physical and mental health are both important to your wellness, and you can easily get and stay fit from home.
Get Sufficient Sleep
Hit the hay. One of the most underrated assets you have is sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked to many ailments, not the least of which is simply being tired. When was the last time you got a really good night’s sleep? Think of how great you felt the next day. Chances are, you could achieve that most days simply by prioritizing it. There’s no doubt about it — getting 40 minutes more sleep will be better for you than that additional 40 minutes of scrolling through social media feeds.
Wellness is much more than eating your fruits and veggies (though that also very important). Wellness is best maintained when it can be done self-sufficiently, so use your home the space to take care of yourself. From there, you can then step out and help make the world around you a better place.