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I think now more than ever, collectively as humans, we’re looking for ways to improve, increase and enhance our own physical and mental well-being. We’re bombarded with blog posts, magazine articles and YouTube videos every day around the subjects of health and wellness, so it’s not a surprise that we all want to see and feel those benefits from improved well-being.
I’ve been on a bit of a well-being journey myself over the last few months. Particularly since last Summer, when my anxiety got really bad and I ended up on medication for the first time in my life. Since then, my own well-being has been a MUCH bigger priority than ever before. I love mixing up my routine and trying new things that might enhance my well-being!
Because the good thing is, you can always stop and try something new if it’s not working for you. You’re not stuck. You don’t need to continue with something you’re not enjoying or that’s not providing you with much benefit. And different things work for different people.
So today, I want to share the 7 things that I think we should add into our every day lives for enhanced general well-being!
Vitamins and supplements
And extremely easy but also effective way to enhance your every day well-being and that’s by taking vitamins every day! Of course you can’t use vitamins as a substitute but as an added little boost – they’re a great way to give your physical well-being and overall health a good boost!
Vitamins and supplements come in all shapes and sizes and even better if you can cater your vitamins to suit your own needs. For example, I used to take magnesium supplements when I needed them and they definitely made me feel better. I would also take iron supplements when I used to have heavy periods before I went on the pill.
Now, I take a multi-vitamin every day and they really benefit my every day well-being. So investing in some supplements such as multivitamins, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin C, or a whole array of different vitamins that are available can be a super easy way to give your well-being a boost!
Bit of an obvious one. Everyone KNOWS they need to be drinking more water. But more often than not, we don’t ACTUALLY do it. Getting yourself a water tracker, if you’re really struggling, can really help with keeping track of how much water you’re drinking (or not drinking) throughout the day!
The good thing about this one is that we have an endless supply of it and it doesn’t cost a damn thing! Unless you live in an underground bunker, you always have an option to get some fresh air. Open a window, sit in your garden (if it’s warm), go for a walk around the park. There’s always something you can do to give you more fresh air.
A skincare routine
I find that I feel SO MUCH more put together on the days that I’ve actually taken the time and effort to do a proper skincare routine. It’s just something about taking that time to really care for your skin, think about the products you’re putting on it and giving yourself that little bit of “me” time. Plus your skin will thank you for it!
Yoga, meditation or light stretching
I’ve lumped all of these together under one point because I know Yoga and meditation aren’t for everyone and not everyone feels a huge benefit from them. I personally do. Not much makes me feel better than Yoga so I’d always recommend giving it a go. If not, some light stretching, particularly in the morning, to get your blood flowing is always worth doing!
Get more or better quality sleep
Much easier said than done this one but definitely something worth working on because sleep is good for EVERYTHING. We all want to have a better sleeping routine. Whether we’re not sleeping enough, sleeping too much or just aren’t getting the quality of sleep we need. Here are some ways you can improve your sleep!
And finally, adding a bit of you time into your every day will definitely improve your well-being. Yoga, going for a run, having a bath or going for a massage can improve your physical well-being. Meditation, cooking, doing crafts or journaling might help with the mental side of things. Whatever it is, that you time is hella important! Even if it’s just 10 minutes.