13 Small Steps to Wellbeing
Here are some of our tried and tested steps to wellbeing.
You don't have to do them all - pick the steps that work for you. These will help make it easier to take little moments to pause, relax, move, feel good and take care of your mental health, every day.
Write in a journal
Sometimes we don’t want to talk about our worries – but writing them down can be just as effective in helping us deal with them, and is particularly effective before bed. So, the next time your head’s swimming with what-ifs, pick up a pencil.
Shake it off
Next time you feel heavy with worry, jump to your feet and shake your limbs and head. You’ll be surprised by how liberating it is to do something fun, physical and a bit silly.
Swap social media for book time. Reading is the perfect way to calm your mind and help you relax, especially in the evening. You‘ll wake up feeling refreshed with much more natural energy.
Countless studies show that just 20 mins a day of moderate exercise is enough to have a positive impact on how we feel. A walk around the block, or a few sun salutations, and you’re done!
Power your shower
If you don’t have time for a bath, that’s no reason to skimp on the benefits. Simply, run the hot water, use our body oil as a shower oil and breathe. That will really set you to relax mode in the evening.
Take a cold shower
Difficult we know! But research has suggested that a three minute long cold shower in the morning could be enough to counteract some of the effects of chronic fatigue and really wake you up and boost your energy in the morning.
Light a candle
Familiar with Hygge? This Danish term means snuggling up and embracing the darker winter months with candles and cosiness. A great way to rebalance your wellbeing.
Get in Flow
Do hobby that bring you into a flow state such as dancing, cooking, candle making or painting. This will calm your nervous system and release the feel good hormones.
Try going for a walk at lunchtime to soak up some Vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D is essential for your wellbeing as it lifts your mood. Yes, even in winter counts!
One of the most effective all-natural remedies for sleep? Magnesium. Turns out our bodies are often deficient, as it’s one of the minerals we use up most when stressed. So for better sleep try upping your magnesium levels. This could be a supplement or a magnesium right bath soak.
Maximise on all that deep breathing while you sleep by surrounding yourself with oxygenating plants, such as peace lilies, spider plants, dracaena and snake plants. They improve your air quality and your health at the same time.
If the next day’s to-do list keeps waking you up in the middle of the night, take two mins to jot things down before you get into bed, signalling your brain to switch off and quit worrying. Studies have shown this helps to relax us.
We love a guided sleep meditation before bed, just remember to put your phone onto night mode and turn off the backlight before you snuggle under the covers for a sleep-inducing session.