8 Simple (and Free) Wellness Strategies that Really Work
Feed yourself a humor diet. Have a joke party. Get a joke calendar. Watch a comedy every week.
Balance your energy budget. Pace yourself, emotionally and physically. Make lists, organize life activities, focusing on top priorities. Eliminate nonessential activities that may be overwhelming. Break up tasks into smaller units of shorter duration. i.e., trim one hedge per day, instead of doing all in one day.
Practice gratitude. Find things that inspire love and gratitude daily. Keep a gratitude journal.
Have more fun! Schedule fun into your day/week! Stay open to playfulness.
Keep a long list of things you like to do. Refer to it daily.
Inhabit your body. Move for the joy of moving. Feel your body. Be aware of your posture – Let your spine be lifted and supple. Use your senses. Eat a raisin as slowly as you can.
Breathe! Let your breath move from your belly. Let out a relaxing sigh.
Eat Well. Avoid deprivation strategies. . . ADD fruit, veggies, water. . .
Practice moderation. Consciously absorb the goodness of food.
Use your imagination. Stimulate your creative brain (use it or lose it)! Doodle, write, finger paint, use your non-dominate hand. Use imagery. . To create a retreat. . . To generate positive feelings. . . To promote healing and energy. Practice creative brainstorming and problem-solving.
Make small changes! Give big encouragement.
Even small efforts can keep us feeling well and happy!
Posted by Integrative Wellness, Inc., & Natalie Dowty, PT, MPT, EdD
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