Goodness shines from within – through your skin, your hair, your eyes, and your body. Putting wellbeing tips into action, we can all get to this state for ourselves. It’s what we all aspire to, right? Being in a state of wellbeing? It’s a word that can be used so loosely in multiple contexts, but the dictionary definition of wellbeing is:
noun – a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterised by health, happiness, and prosperity.
Being well, feeling centred, and grounded, having it all going on, being at the top of one’s game. It all ties into the overall meaning of wellbeing. Our overarching wellbeing is made up of multiple facets, including:
- Emotional wellbeing
- Physical wellbeing
- Mental wellbeing
- Relationship or social wellbeing
- Spiritual wellbeing
- Financial wellbeing
When all of the above elements are aligned, we experience a state of enhanced wellbeing. This is when we feel invincible, when we are elated, when we feel like we could take on the world! It’s not often that we can get all elements perfectly in check, but it is possible to work on each one.
Waking Up To Wellbeing Every Day
A large portion of wellbeing comes down to the power of choice. Anyone can wake up in the morning and decide whether or not they want to have a good day. It is easier said than done for many people who suffer from mental or chronic illnesses, but for the most part, we can influence our daily experiences with what we choose for ourselves.
For example: each time you feel hungry you have the choice to either replenish yourself with the goodness of the earth or opt for a quick fix with minimal nutritional benefits. When you’re thirsty, you can drink a glass of water, or you might opt for a soda. These choices might seem small, but they have a lasting impact on facets of your wellbeing.
Small Wellbeing Tips With Big Consequences
You can make small modifications to your day that will have a lasting impact for many moons to come. Here are a few super-simple wellbeing tips that will inspire goodness from within:
- Get out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off or as soon as you wake up. Sleeping in might seem attractive, but it will make you feel groggy and listless
- Start your day on a positive note by journaling. Write down a few things you want to achieve for the day or the week. Set intention to guide yourself towards positive outcomes
- Drink a glass of water as soon as you get up
- Splash cool water on your face to enliven your skin
- Eat a well-rounded and healthy breakfast that combines all the food groups – sugar, not being one of them!
- Drink more water throughout the day
- Make sure that you take time for healthy snacks during the morning and afternoon
- Eat a balanced lunch that is colourful, nutritious and delicious
- Squeeze in at least 30 minutes of exercise. If you only have time for 15 then that is better than nothing. Go for a walk, a jog, or a run, take a yoga class, ride your bike, take your dog for a walk in the park. The main thing is to simply get moving
- Avoid screen time wherever possible
- Spend time outdoors. If you can’t be outside for an extended period of time, sit outside (preferably in the sun) for ten minutes, take off your shoes, and let your feet feel the earth beneath you. Great for grounding you when you feel disjointed
- As the day winds down, end it on a positive note. Spend some time with yourself evaluating how your day went and expressing gratitude for all the blessings or things that went right
- Read a few chapters of a book
- Reduce the clutter in your room and around your bed, and notice how it clears your mind too
- Air your bedroom and make sure your pillow is comfortable. Get as much rest as you need at night and go to sleep giving thanks for the wonderful opportunity to live this human existence
Start Your Wellbeing Journey Today
Yes, these changes are minimal, but big changes are composed of much smaller elements of positive action, all building on one another. Take it one day at a time and challenge yourself to make positive choices every time you have the opportunity to do so. Wellbeing starts within and it starts with you.