How To Make Wellness A Habit

With all the twists and turns that life throws at us, it is easy to become distracted. That can lead to the neglect of our own well-being. Life can be fast-paced, but it is important that we slow down, think about maintaining your wellbeing, and put it into practice. Each of us can make better choices and develop routines to make wellness a daily habit. How can we make wellness a habit? Remember that we create habits by doing something over and over until it becomes ingrained within us. It’s like we’ve rewired our brain to now automatically make certain choices without thinking.
Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).
-- Stephen R. Covey

Decide and Stick to it 

So first off, you’ll need to decide to live a healthy lifestyle. This is a step that many people avoid, and they end up giving up and reverting to their original way of everyday living. Well, wellness is a decision (as simplistic as it seems) and it’s a necessary one for all of us. 

Let’s look at 5 practices that will foster those new wellness habits. 

  • Set an alarm clock. 
  • Make healthy diet choices. 
  • Plan an exercise routine. 
  •  Make time every day to do one thing you enjoy. 
  • Spend more time with friends and family. 

If you do these things every day, you’ll notice overall improved wellness. We need discipline and there’s no other way to go about it. Especially in the fast-paced world we live.


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Alarm clock 

Setting an alarm clock to wake up early is a good way to start your day. The good thing is we know exactly why we’re waking up early… to get things done! Getting the proper amount of rest is important. For example, if you set an alarm to get up an hour earlier, you need to go to bed an hour earlier. Also, please pay attention to your circadian rhythm. If you are a night owl, forcing your body to be even more of an early bird can have unintended consequences. For more information on circadian rhythms, please check out this Healthline article

Balanced Diet 

The nutritional choices we make are crucial to physical wellness. Feeding our body live foods (Vegetables, fruits, lean meats, grains etc.) will make us feel good and give us energy for the days ahead.

 Daily exercise

 Exercise has so many benefits, from improving mental health to creating stronger and more capable bodies. You can prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis by doing daily exercise. That’s how powerful getting the body moving really is.

Enjoy life 

We get too focused on things like work, personal issues, relationships etc. but why can’t we take the time to laugh and enjoy being in the moment? It’s so important to relieve stress by putting worry aside for a little each day to focus on leisure activity. We’re not meant to be in a fight-or-flight mode continuously. Having leisure time can immensely decrease stress which can accumulate and really interfere with our wellness. 

 Have healthy relationships 

The relationships we develop and maintain in life are essential for wellness. Having a sense of worth often comes from being loved and appreciated by other people. The reason for our existence is to coexist with others so we can come together to function as a society. Having great friends and family can really give a nice boost to our self-confidence and happiness because we’re all here to support one another. 

The ultimate outcome is that you create a new lifestyle centered on wellness. At a very minimum, you’ll have a good start in creating healthy, daily habits. Wellness is the determining factor in our ability to be productive in everyday life. And without good habits, we’ll accomplish nothing.  

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  • Angel Lewis

    Hello there! I'm Angel, an entrepreneur and writer who grew up in rural North Carolina and now resides in Virginia. My love for writing began during my time at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Over the past couple of years, I've authored two nonfiction books in the personal development genre. Along with writing for adults, I also created 'Ready. Set. Fly!', a children's book that inspires self-confidence and resilience. When I'm not writing, I enjoy gardening, reading, playing games, and spending time with those closest to me.

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