5 Alternative Ideas for Optimal Wellness

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By: Lily Jones

Not medically reviewed by Dr. Erin Stair

When it comes to your health, you can never do enough to make sure that you’re looking and feeling your best. However, you may find that you just don’t know what really works out best for you. And that’s okay. Because we can all definitely struggle from time to time. And so, it’s nice to really take a step back, take a look at what you are currently doing and start to think about what’s working and what’s not. As much as you can meditate and eat superfoods and look to be as healthy as possible, it doesn’t always work for you in that way. Sometimes, you might want to take a bit more of an alternative approach. Here are five ideas to help you.


  1. Create A Routine

To start with, you may find that one of the best things that you can do to help your wellness is to have some sort of routine in place. It is entirely possible that you just need a bit of structure to help boost your health. By deciding to create a morning routine, you’ll be setting yourself up for success each day. Knowing that you can work your wellness steps into a daily structure is also a good way to ensure you’re looking after yourself.


  1. Shut Off

From here, the next thing that you might want to think about mentally shutting down a little bit. Sometimes, there’s just too much noise going on out there. And we don’t always want to be listening to it all. It can really affect your mind. Choosing the step away from it can really help.


  1. Let Go Of Expectations

It’s also important for you to release a little of the pressure too. You may find that you are just expecting too much of yourself. Instead of comparing yourself to others or trying to keep up with the joneses, just let it all go and aim to do what serves you and what makes you happy the most.


  1. Try Something Different

When it comes to the physical steps you can do to improve your wellness, you may also find that it’s nice to actually do something different! Do you want to get a massage to boost your mood? Maybe daily cold plunging could help your recovery, immunity, and wellness in general? Or maybe you want to think about a new form of exercise you’re interested in? Sometimes, just the idea of trying something different is enough to really help your health.


  1. Listen To Your Body

 Finally, you may find that it’s also going to really help you if you’re able to really listen to your body too. Sometimes, you will need to rest. Sometimes, you will need to workout more. It’s all about how you’re feeling in yourself and serving your body at the time. You don’t have to run 5 miles a day to feel your best. Sometimes, you just have to get a bit more in-tune with yourself and start to listen to what your physical body needs from you at that particular time.


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