Living healthy, living well

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” – Joseph Fleming

Taking care of others comes naturally to most of us. Our children, our parents, our cherished friends, we don’t think twice about looking after them. So why do so many people struggle to take care of their own health and wellbeing?

Wellness is now recognised as an entire state of being, free from sickness, debilitating stress, emotional hardship, and many other factors that impact our health. Following decades worth of battling the effects of stress, burnout, and mental illness such as depression and anxiety, the health and wellness space has grown into something much bigger than just physical health. From meditation and mindfulness to supplements and spirituality, wellness ranges across so many areas of life.

Ways to support your wellbeing: 

  • Practise breathing deeply. We often go about our days breathing shallow, which keeps us in a state of fight or flight. Good breathing technique can do wonders for your stress levels.
  • Find a hobby that you do purely for the fun of it, without the pressure of work or having to be perfect. Finding joy in simple tasks is great for your mental health.
  • Take some time in your day unplugged from screens, podcasts, music, and any other noise. Often when our mind is quiet, our most creative ideas are formed.
  • If you sit at a desk, be sure to stretch your body, and realign yourself at the end of the day, your muscles will thank you.
  • Get outside when you can, especially if the sun is shining. Sunlight causes the release of endorphins, the body’s happy hormones.

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