Health & Wellbeing

How I’d Like To Improve My Well-Being in the Future

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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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

88 Comments

  1. Exactly what I’ve been working on !
    I’ve just started creating a health and well being segment if anyone wanted to have a read 🙂
    Sharn x
    https://sharnable.com

  2. I’d love to know more about food as well. Saying that, I started taking a probiotic and my gut feels so much better.

    1. Glad to hear that!

  3. This is exactly the motivation I needed hun. I plan to be doing a lot more outdoorsy things. I’ve also been trying to eat a variety of different foods which has been so lovely. I’m also detox-ing a lot from social media from time to time to allow me to appreciate the things outside of this bubble xx

    1. I’m so glad this post is what you needed x

  4. Fantastic post!! I’ve been focusing on a few of these myself. Literally over just the last week I’ve been getting up at 6 and having a writing session before work and the difference in my mood is insane! I’ve been buzzing and I love it. I’m just starting yoga but really want to have a bit of a focus on my physical well being if I can. Good luck with your goals – and great post.

    1. Wow that’s amazing! I’d love to continuously get up at 6am!

  5. Hey, Jenny! I love how genuine this post sounds. Sometimes, we live so fast, we totally forget about self-care in the process. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration and making us think about the small things we can actually change in our daily habits.

    Have a lovely week!

    1. Thank you x

  6. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

    I love self improvement! We can all get better at it and these are some good tips. I need to get better at working out more and eating healthy.

    1. Oh me too I seriously need to sort out my diet!

  7. Best og luck with your self-care. I really like your idea of getting your food sensitivities checked out. Really great idea- one that many people probably consider but never do.
    Really enjoyed your post,
    Spence 😁

  8. Great post and definitely something we can all take from it. Getting up earlier does make a big difference I feel.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

    1. It sure does. I’d still love to get up even earlier!

  9. If you ever need any advice when it comes to cruelty-free products or vegan food then just let me know sweetheart. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

    1. Thanks for the offer!

  10. bethany jane says:

    I feel like I agree with every single one of your points. I definitely want to swim more – I hadn’t done it for years which is weird considering how much I love being in water. Last week, after getting bad news, I actually went wild swimming in a loch. It definitely helped my mental health improve! I also really want to sort my sleep pattern out and wake up early – I always feel like I’ve wasted half the day!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    1. Wow that sounds amazing – wild swimming!

  11. This year I have started getting up earlier and I have a meditation and exercise routine.
    I am a hedonist at heart though and live in a place where the nightlife is amazing, so partying a bit less is something I need to work on!

    1. Awh well as long as you’re still enjoying yourself and doing what you want to do!

  12. Yay for wanting more plant based foods 💚. What you said about being aware of eating meat reminded me of my childhood. I’d always refused to eat something I thought was cute. Never tried lamb, ate a lot of chicken…
    I would say to improve my sleep patterns but that’s been a goal forever so…not expecting miracles there x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. That’s actually a really good way of encouraging people to eat less meat. I’ve eaten lamb before but I really try and avoid it now because of that reason!

  13. If you ever need any more recommendations for cruelty free and vegan products let me know!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  14. absolutely loved this post! Yoga, mediation and a little bit of me time really can work wonders for me!
    Rosie

  15. Lisa Alioto says:

    Great list – very inspiring!!

    1. Thank you

  16. mydreamality says:

    Really enjoyed this! Yoga and swimming are my absolute staples 😍

    1. I definitely need to start swimming z

  17. Stryde says:

    Swimming is amazing. Another thing you can try, if you’re looking for cardiovascular exercises, is jump rope. It is just as effective as jogging but better for your knees and joints, plus there are different rhymes and speeds to mix it up.

    1. Sounds like a good idea!

  18. I love the idea of a yoga retreat! That sounds heavenly. Swimming is always something I loved when I was well enough, but gave up due to being so conscious about my weight. It would definitely be something to try again because it was so relaxing.

    I do hope you manage to get around to doing at least some of these things for yourself. You deserve it.

    1. I’d love to try another retreat x

  19. Weird Louise says:

    Those are all great ways to improve your well being in the future. We can all do better. We just have to put forth the effort. I’ve been focusing more on myself and self care the last couple of months and it’s been great. I’ve been doing yoga and going for nature walks and it’s helped a lot with my anxiety and overall mood. Good luck with this and thanks for sharing.

    1. So glad to hear it’s having a positive impact on you!

  20. Some really helpful self improvement tips. Am always learning how to improve my overall life, thanks to your post, I can pick more tips to apply in my life.

    1. Thank you !

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