Did you know that August is wellness month? As we are ready to start anew while enjoying this last summer month, let’s take the time to focus on self-care, manage our stress level, and promote some healthy habits.
As a mother and a nurse, I tend to neglect myself and take care of everyone else’s needs until I have no energy left. I know I am not alone and many can relate to that. As we are celebrating national wellness month, I am planning to make some minor changes in my daily routine to improve my health. If you join me on this, together, we can stay on track of our personal wellness. We can support and encourage each other to achieve maximum wellness.
It does not take much but I can reassure it will work.
Sleep More – Lack of sleep can have so many negative effects on our health and overall wellbeing. Why don’t we give up on the TV and increase our sleeping time by one hour?
Read – Let’s read a book for an hour without the external distractions by putting the phone away.
Walk – Let’s take 10 minutes a day for mindful walking. Remember that walking can offer numerous health benefits and prevent certain diseases.
Smile – Besides being contagious, smiling can relieve stress and boost our immune system. A smile does not cost anything, let’s take the time to smile more this month.
Lunch – Often, we skip lunch or we eat lunch while working. Why don’t we take 30 minutes and enjoy nature while eating our lunch?
Play – Let’s recreate family time and find those board games to play with our kids
Call a friend – We don’t know what people are going through, let’s call a friend and show them some appreciation.
Praise ourselves – Finally, let’s give ourselves some praise, we deserve that for all the great work we are consistently doing.
What other wellness activities will you do this month? If you share with me, I will join you.