It's a bit like eating your 5-a-day: everyone knows how many portions to eat and the accompanying health benefits, but actually eating five portions for fruit/veg every day might not happen that frequently. Someone I know often says, "But I had a banana yesterday!" - as if this is an entirely sensible reason for not eating well today.
Looking after yourself, nurturing your well-being, whatever you like to call it, is vital to our health, but how many of us actually do it consistently? As with many things to do with health, it's about balance, consistency and sometimes playing the long game. So how about gradually adding some more ideas into your life? If this is something that appeals, you could try devoting some time one day per week to doing more to look after yourself - hence the Well-Being Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, you could spend some time putting your well-being needs first. That doesn't necessarily mean languishing for hours in the bath, listening to whale music, trying to think healthy thoughts. Instead, it could mean that you have an early night (as you might function better the next day having had more sleep), that you spend time with good friends talking about your ambitions and goals, or go to an exercise class that is so absorbing that you forget entirely about your day; it could mean that you go for a walk and notice things that you usually ignore, read a book or article that challenges your way of thinking, or take up a new creative hobby that diverts you from everyday life. Whatever it is, do it because it helps you feel good - not because it's the latest trend or because you think you should do it.
If you're after something different and absorbing, you might be interested in coming to a 5-day retreat in Ibiza that I'm running in September. More information to come soon, but if you're intrigued, e-mail me for more details: Joanna@cleanwellbeing.com. Here's a photo of a beautiful Ibizan sunset to entice you!
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