Trying to balance our work and personal life may seem a bit too much at times, and we tend to forget about the most important thing – ourselves. We get too caught up with our daily life that we often disregard our health. Whether it’s an accumulation of unhealthy habits or constant stress, it’s never too late to try and take the necessary steps to improve self-wellness!
They say your body as a temple, so we must treat it as such. While not all of us strive to look have the picture-perfect body, or have abs that look sculpted from the image of a Greek God, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to take care of ourselves. We all know that exercising is one of the most efficient ways to maintain good physical health, but in case you need any more convincing, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) lists down the following health benefits of exercising: reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and lung cancer. In addition to preventing diseases, exercising can also improve strength in bones and muscles, and even mental health. So next time you find yourself lying down in bed for hours during weekends or even after work, try and spare thirty minutes to one hour of your day to exercise. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to exercise, but some things you can try are brisk walking, jogging, weightlifting, or playing a sport. If you’re an outdoor person, cycling is also a great option!
Improving our physical fitness can be a goal that may seem easier for most people, but one of the more daunting problems we deal with in our everyday life is stress. This can come from a number of reasons, but one thing is certain, it can negatively affect the way we work, and the way we interact with others. One of the most proven ways to reduce stress is through meditation. In essence, this is simply the process of clearing your mind of any distraction and focus on the moment. It’s a practice that’s been done for millenniums and been proven to reduce stress. So next time you’re stressing over your deadlines and can’t seem to think, taking some time off to do some meditation can do wonders for you!
If physical activity can be overwhelming for you, one of the easiest way to take care of yourself is by eating healthy. You don’t necessarily have to go over the top by trying to starve yourself or eat 10 small meals a day, there are different ways of eating healthy! One is simply buying your food as fresh as possible, and as close to the source as possible. You can simply try to research for produce that are organic, or try to find restaurants that source the freshest ingredients.
Self-wellness may seem like a lot of work, but if you think about it, these are things you can do ANYWHERE. For exercising, you can workout at home, jog outside, or if you’re on a vacation, bring your bike and get to cycling! Tagaytay is an ideal place for cycling because of the comfortable weather. For meditation, you can set aside some time before or after work, or take things up a notch! Go on a vacation, turn your cellphone off, get to meditating! Eating healthy has never been easier today as tons of information can be accessed about our food.
Whatever the case may be, looking after ourselves should always be our main priority. After all, a healthy life is a happy life!