Have you ever felt lost on the road to implementing healthy habits into your life? Contrary to what society suggests wellness “should” mean, it is not a one-size-fits-all box into which we all can fit.
To start a healthy routine, you need to discover what wellness means for yourself. By defining what wellness means for you first, you will be better able to incorporate healthy practices into your life.
Emphasis on Holistic Wellness
Wellness is not just about exercise and eating nutrient-dense foods. It is holistic, meaning it encompasses you as a whole person, integrating physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. While you do not have to focus on all of these areas at once, honing in on one can create a ripple effect in other areas of your life.
Don’t Compare Your Definition of Wellness to Others’
It is essential to find ways to incorporate healthy practices into your life without worrying about how others define wellness. Although you may think you will gain what others have by doing what they do, you must remember that wellness is an individual journey. While you may think you will find what feels best for you through following others, often, you may lose connection with yourself in the process.
Wellness is about tuning out what everyone else is doing and tuning in to what you feel called to do. It is about determining what feels good for you to lead a well-rounded, healthy life.
Wellness Is a Balancing Act
Wellness requires making empowered choices that lead to a balance of the mind, body, and spirit in a way that aligns with your desire to feel and be well.
Perhaps this means setting a boundary with a family member so you can go to your therapy appointment. Maybe it means skipping your evening workout to have dinner with a friend. It can mean waking up early to have time to meditate each morning or sleeping in when your body needs rest.
What matters is the intention behind your actions and choosing them from a place of empowerment and autonomy in your wellness journey.
Wellness is an ongoing journey that we get to create for ourselves on a moment-to-moment basis, rooted in empowerment. By choosing recovery, you also discover what wellness looks and feels like for you. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how intimidating recovery can be and how inaccessible wellness can feel, but both are possible for everybody. Whether it’s through building healthy routines into your days or redefining what it means to feel good in your life, we can help. To learn more, call us today at (844) 857-5992.