January is often the time of year when many people focus on pushing for better wellbeing. Whether it’s because of the ringing in of a New Year or working to keep winter germs at bay, now is the time to decide what changes you will make in 2019 to improve your personal wellbeing.
If you’re planning on giving your wellbeing more focus this year, it’s important to remember that your wellbeing is not only physical. Of course, it’s very important to take care of your body by eating properly, sleeping enough and exercising – but there’s more to it than that. True wellbeing encompasses your entire being, not just your body. Aspects of your life including spirituality, love and social life, mental health also contribute to your overall wellbeing.
Why is Wellbeing Important?
Self-care and a strong sense of wellbeing are important on many levels. By taking care of ourselves physically and mentally, we are more capable of enjoying life and strongly facing the challenges that life inevitably throws at us. When we actively invest time in activities that improve our wellbeing, the benefit is undeniable and helps us to better be an active part of our own lives.
To truly improve your life, the best place to start is by improving your wellbeing. At e-cloth, we believe in a holistic approach to life, which is why we believe that your wellbeing should be your top priority.
How to Improve Your Health & Wellbeing
Knowing where to start when it comes to improving your health and wellbeing can seem overwhelming. All of us have a thousand things we want to try or improve about ourselves, so narrowing this down to a few achievable goals is vital. At the end of the day, we tend to have a good idea of the things we need to change in our lives to help improve our wellbeing. A great way to do this is to break your needs down into a few categories and commit to one change or activity that will help improve your wellbeing in that department.
For example, you might decide that the areas of your life you want to focus on most are your fitness levels, finding more time to be creative, social interaction and sleep quality. From there, you might decide to implement a few simple changes or new activities that will improve your wellbeing. Taking a yoga class would help with fitness levels and social interaction while taking an art class or journaling will fill your creative void. Going to bed earlier or meditating at bed time could help improve sleep quality. All of these will help improve your overall wellbeing.
Some other areas that people tend to focus on for improving their wellbeing include diet, mental health, personal time or pampering and spiritual.
The Best Wellbeing Activities for Adults
Once you’ve identified the areas in your life that you want to improve by focusing on your wellbeing, you may want to consider different activities to achieve this. The great thing about organised activities such as classes, clubs or groups is that it holds you accountable. Deciding to make a change is fantastic but continuing the habit can be a challenge.
If you’re looking for some great activities to improve your wellbeing, you may want to:
-Join a fitness group, like running or rambling club
-Learn something new. Try a new hobby or something that you’ve always wanted to try, like archery, wing walking, a cooking class or learning a language.
-Learn to meditate.
-Shake up your diet. Try cutting bad habits from your diet, like drinking fizzy drinks or sugary foods.
-Take on a creative hobby, like photography or sketching.
-Spend time in nature. Long walks, hikes, swimming in the sea or just laying in a hammock and reading a book are all great ways to enjoy the tranquillity of nature.
-Book a spa day.
-Travel and experience a different culture.
These are just a few ways you can focus on your wellbeing and prioritise yourself this year. There are many other ways and you should take time to think about what is important to you and focus on a few aspects that will make a significant difference on and improve your life.