All it takes is small daily choices that slowly snowball into lifelong, big changes. Before you know it, the one habit you've read on this blog has become something you unconsciously do. Wellness is for everyone - whether you're new to the wellness game, a stay at home mum or juggling two jobs.
To help you achieve your wellness goals, we've mapped out 7 ways to improve your life over the next 7 days. You can start small and only do one thing a day, or carry over the habit to the next day. It's your wellness journey and you can mix and match it however you want. These tips are so simple, made for everyone, affordable and can be absolutely life changing when you incorporate it into your routines.
Day One: Start the day with gratitude
This is something you can do anywhere, at any time. Pop some gratitude time in your diary wherever it fits. Maybe it's writing down 5 things you're grateful for after a long day, or saying it out loud in the mornings. However you choose to do it, you'll find yourself appreciating the smaller things in life & seeing the silver lining. And it's a science backed habit! Research has shown that gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, improve their health & become more resilient.
Day Two: Ditch the toxicity in your life
Do an audit of what products sit in your bathroom cabinet and on your makeup shelf. Do you still use it? Is it effective? And do you know what ingredients are in it? Consider making the switch to healthier alternatives as a simple way to reduce your exposure to icky ingredients. Maybe it's grabbing a natural moisturiser, switching to an avocado mascara, or stocking up on aluminium-free deodorants. This small change will be better for your health (and your family's!) in the long run.
Day Three: Think green & sugar free
It's time to eat (or drink) more green veggies & cut back on the sugar. Add some extra nutrients in your life with WelleCo's SUPER ELIXIR™Original Daily Greens powder or Nutra Organic's Super Greens Plus Reds. These fan favourites are an easy way to slip some greens into your diet. You can add it to your morning smoothies or try out one of these delicious recipes. We know cutting back on sugar can be a little scary, but it doesn't have to be! Switch to Golden Grind's Healthy Hot Chocolate or Tropeaka's Chocolate Protein Bar. It's the little things in life.
Day Four: Indulge your endorphins
This is your official sign to call your bestie for a brunch date and give your mum the biggest squeeze. Why? Because hugging helps release endorphins, aka the feel-good hormones! In addition to catching up with your favourite person, socialising can help sharpen your memory, increase your sense of happiness and can help you live a healthier life. Yep you read it correctly, a wine with the girls can be good for your mental AND physical health!
Day Five: Remember to fill up the water bottle!
Today your aim is to drink at least 2L of water. It's the easiest thing for your health, but can be the hardest thing to remember. In case you needed a refresher on the benefits of water, it can flush bacteria from your bladder, help with digestion, normalise blood pressure and so, so much more good stuff. If drinking enough water is hard for you, try carrying around a 1.6L Cheeki water bottle or add Tropeaka's Coconut Water Powder to your water for extra pizzazz. You've got this!
Day Six: Move your body in the morning
We're huge advocates for moving your body whenever you can but physical activity in the morning is our favourite! Aim for 20-30 minutes of brisk walking or jogging first thing in the morning. It'll help boost your serotonin levels, give you energy for the day and help improve your focus. Get your comfy Boody socks on and walk with your bestie while drinking your water. That's 3 habits done!
Day Seven: Dance, dance, dance!
Never turn down the chance for a good dance party! Whether it's in the privacy of your own room or with your kids, dancing regularly has incredible health benefits, from increased stamina & better sleep, to burning calories & stronger bones! Create the most incredible dance atmosphere by putting a great energy essential oil blend in your mist diffuser. Go live your best Nourished Life!
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