AD | Self care and well-being is something that I’ve been heavily focused on for the last year or so. Since really getting into Yoga, developing anxiety and getting a bit older, I’ve really learnt the importance of taking care of number 1. My blog has also started to focus much more heavily on well-being this year too, which I love!
Personal well-being is a constant process. There’s no end destination. No final goal. It’s a life-long journey with yourself, finding what works for you and how you can best nurture yourself in any situation. And as much as I talk about well-being, I’ve certainly not got it all figured out.
There are still times that I probably eat too much chocolate, don’t exercise enough and have damaging thoughts about myself. Nobody is perfect. But I’ve learnt a LOT and if you saw where I was with self care and well-being 3 years ago, you’d be amazed at the difference.
But I’m not looking backwards, I’m not going that way. So here’s how I’d like to improve my well-being even more in the future!
Start going swimming
The only exercise I do is Yoga. Literally that’s it. And whilst I’d never give up doing Yoga (it’s my favourite thing in the worldddd), I do want to introduce new and different exercises into my life. I hate running. And bikes hurt my bum. I’m not a particularly strong swimmer but I think swimming would be amazing for me going forward as I love water and feel so relaxed in water.
Discover my food sensitivities
Thankfully I don’t have any allergies to food but I have no doubt that there are some foods out there which probably don’t agree with me. I’ve never had any sort of test for this but I think it’s something I’d love to do in the future. 23 MD offer an amazing sounding food sensitivity and allergy test as well as loads of other wellness treatments including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Try another Yoga retreat / wellness retreat
I’ve been very honest about my experience of the Yoga retreat I went to last November. And I’m not scared to admit that this particular retreat wasn’t for me. At all. Despite how much I love Yoga, the teachings of this particular retreat were so far out of my comfort zone that it was almost impossible for me to deal with. But I’ve not let that put me off potentially trying another retreat in the future!
Reduce meat consumption and eat more plant based
This is something I know I could do better with. I feel like I’ve made small changes, such as I rarely eat bacon and sausages anymore. I’ve switched to soy milk in my tea / breakfast and I always do myself a vegetarian food shop every now and again. I’m VERY aware of whenever I eat meat. Which isn’t something I’ve really been hyper-aware of before. But I know I’d like to cut it down even more in the near future.
Get up earlier
This one could potentially be very easy. I just need the will power to actually do it! I wake up and get up a lot earlier now than I used to but I’m always so envious of those who get up at 6 or 6:30 and start the day with the sunrise. I’m such a morning person and I’m so much more productive in the morning so I can’t imagine how amazing I’d feel if I got into a routine of waking up earlier!
Use more cruelty free and Vegan products
This is another thing I’ve become very aware of particularly over the last few months. Any time I run out of a product now, I’ll always re-buy a CF and/or Vegan alternative. I love the Superdrug own range, particularly the Naturally Radiant products which I’m using at the moment which are both CF and Vegan!
How would YOU like to improve your well-being in the future? What areas do you need to work on? Do you have any advice for me in regards to anything I’ve mentioned in this post?
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