Well-Being & Self Care

7 Things To Add Into Your Everyday Life For Enhanced Well-Being

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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.

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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.

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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!

More water

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!

Fresh air

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!

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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!

You time

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.

Are you going to add any of these things into your daily routine to help you enhance your well-being? Do you already do any of these things?

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84 Comments

  1. […] is a vital part of staying happy and healthy. It’s great for when you want to maintain your mental and physical well-being but also an important tool for helping us get through those tough mental health days. Which […]

  2. Amen to fresh air and meditation!! 🙌🙌🙌

    1. Yessss!

  3. All very important tips. I am definitely getting better at looking after myself more lately. Vitamins, sleep and yoga are my main three at the moment.

    1. That’s great to hear 😌

  4. I completely agree with everything you mention. I’ve got the top three down but definitely need to work on the last three. I would love to take up yoga again.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

    1. Hope you do in the future!

  5. Lovely post and you reminded me that I have to take my B12 vitamins. I always forget to take them.

    1. Glad I could give you the reminder!

  6. I’ve been doing the vitamins and you time but I really struggle with the water! It’s frustrating but I try to do water and green tea if that counts! xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

    1. That counts! I don’t like green tea but wish I did!

  7. katy gilroy says:

    I absolutely neeeeeed to drink more water honestly it’s so bad x

    1. Girllll get on that!

  8. Hi Jenny! I really like this article. I’ve struggled with some health issues myself and have tried/I’m doing many of these suggestions. I’m glad you point out that we can stop doing anything that’s not working for us. I think sometimes people continue doing something because they think they should, but if they paid attention they might notice it’s not really beneficial and they’re just wasting time and energy. Also, something interesting my husband and I recently discovered is that if I don’t get the type of exercise that gets me breath g hard and my heart rate up consistently my energy levels suffer and I feel sleepy all the time. Thought I’d mention that in case anyone else struggles with exhaustion even when they eat well and get enough sleep.

    1. Yeah it’s so important to not do something just because we think we should! And that’s interesting! Definitely something worth thinking about when trying to improve your energy levels!

  9. These are all things I’ve been really trying to work on in 2020. I feel like even the smallest changes can have huge effects on your mood and attitude and so far I’ve been much more productive and optimistic when I’ve had a decent sleep, a little wander in the fresh air, and lots of water! I definitely need to think about the supplements I should be taking though, I’m sure I’m missing something haha! x

    1. The smallest things can make such a difference for sure xx

  10. Great suggestions! We have a much better outlook on life when we feel our best. Even if we are struggling with health issues, the above tips are still great. Water is so important, but I often simply forget to drink enough water. Creating a list of these activities in a planner where you see results is a good thing. For awhile, I would use different highlighter markers or pens to show in my planner what I did each day for my health…yellow marker for the days I exercised or walked. Blue marker for eating more fruits/veggies/ drinking water/ eating better. When you look at a planner, you see immediately how your time goes and if it is going where you want it to go.

    1. That’s a great idea regarding the planner! xxx

  11. I definitely agree with you on the skincare routine point x

    1. It’s so important x

  12. This is such a great list of suggestions, Jenny! These are all things I am trying to get better at, and when I do, I always notice the benefits. Drinking water is something I used to forget, but I now have one of those bottles which shows how much you should drink by certain times, it is actually works and I do drink more each day 🙂 Thank you for sharing these ideas! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Oooh I really want to get one of those bottles! xx

  13. I definitely need to implement some of these! I’m really trying to up my water intake and I’ve recently started taking vitamins everyday again xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. That’s great to hear 🙂 xxx

  14. I really need to sort out my water intake – it always dips when it’s cold but I’ve been drinking warm lemon water recently which is a good way of getting me to drink it. Diet is one thing that’s helped my wellbeing, and I now journal every night as well.

    1. That’s great, sounds like you’re well on your way! xxx

  15. I couldn’t agree with you more.

    More water, sleep and fresh air does the body a world of good.

    Jenna

    Xoxo

    https://www.jennasworldview.com/

    1. It sure does! xxx

  16. Water is invaluable to boosting energy levels and staying refreshed. A cold glass of water always makes me open my eyes wider, and I think it is also helps sleep, since we are not dried out from the day and can go to bed in a fresh state of mind.
    I also take a daily vitamin. I am not sure if it does anything but I always like to think it does. 🙂

    1. Oh same! If I’m feeling sluggish the first thing I reach for is water xxx

  17. I take Vitamins everyday anyway because of my health. I’m trying to drink more water everyday! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. Ah yeah, I guess vitamins are crucial for you! xx

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