August is National Wellness Month
What a great time to elevate your wellness life! Make a commitment to changing those habits that are not serving you well and start transforming your life for the better. Who doesn't want to feel alive and live their best life?
There are so many things that cause women to spiral down and lose their zeal and passion for life. Some are outside of your control. And some are-- well, self-inflicted. Whatever the case may be for you, if you are not feeling good about yourself, or where you are in life, dealing with health challenges, or struggling spiritually, it's time to elevate your wellness life!
Here are my Top 3 Ways to Elevate Your Wellness Life:
2. Give Yourself Permission to Disconnect
This is one that is becoming more and more difficult to do as women are tied to technology for business and personal reasons. However, you must strive to maintain a balance. If you have to be on your cellphone all day at work, you may need to limit time spent on it in the evenings when you are at home or not working. Same is true with your laptop or computer. This will give you a specific set of boundaries. And it affirms to yourself that your time unplugged is important.
3. Practice Wellness at Work
We are all getting used to a "new normal" after a global pandemic and living with Covid-19. Whether you spend 8+ hours working outside the home or inside the home, you should incorporate wellness practices during your day. No more waiting for a specific time that you set aside that never comes. Instead, get creative! Take a walk outside when you need a break. Decorate your space with essential oils or special candles to promote a calm environment. Find 10 minutes during the day to go to a quiet space and meditate. Try these recommendations or create your own. Whatever you decide, don't put off taking care of yourself. You are worth it!
Yoshida J. Kirkwood, PA-C
AVOW Health and Wellness