6 Ways to Improve Holistic Health and Wellness

You’ve got a laptop full of work that needs to get done yesterday. Your kids seem to be multiplying like gremlins in a rainstorm and each has an itinerary that resembles that of the UN on steroids—and you’re responsible for chauffeuring them to and fro. Plus, you’ve got a whole season of Stranger Things to binge.

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It seems like you’re running nonstop, 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. And unless you figure out a way to add a 26th hour to your day, taking the time to manage your physical and emotional health can feel like an impossibility. But with a little strategy and a dash of commitment, it can be done. Here’s how:

1. Start the Day Off Right

The best way to care for your physical and emotional health is to create a morning routine that helps you set the tone for the rest of your day. Setting aside time each morning to ease into your day gently, taking the time to meditate, practice gratitude, and to engage in a bit of self-care, will help you to feel focused, energized, and positive, no matter how hectic or demanding the day becomes. You might even integrate CBD aromatherapy or supplements to help you reduce stress and prepare for your day with a sense of peace and calm.

2. Nourish Your Body

The human body is the most incredible machine ever created. But like any fine-tuned engine, it needs the proper fuel to perform at optimal levels. Nourishing your body with nature’s superfoods will not only help you combat stress but will also infuse you with disease-fighting nutrients. Incorporating foods like blueberries and pistachios into your daily diet will have you feeling better in mind and body!

3. Suck It Up

When it comes to holistic health, you need to suck it up. Black tea, that is. Studies are increasingly proving that nature’s wonder food isn’t a food at all. When it comes to your overall health, you can’t do much better than savouring a cup of this delightful concoction.

The benefits of black tea, in fact, include everything from boosting energy and aiding in digestion to helping prevent cancer and improve heart health. Black tea can even help give you that luxurious hair and luminous skin you’ve been coveting all your life!

4. Chill Out

It’s probably no surprise that stress is one of the worst possible things for your physical and mental health. So when it comes to holistic care, managing your stress is essential. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple steps you can take each day to help you control your stress, from taking a nice, relaxing bath at the end of the day to going for a brisk, scenic walk around the neighbourhood, to spending time with friends.

What matters most is that you commit to practising self-care each and every day. Carving out a bit of “me time,” an hour or so every day to do what you love—or simply do nothing at all—can be just what the doctor ordered for controlling the chaos of daily living.

5. Know Your Numbers

Let’s face it, even when you’re doing everything right, health challenges can still arise. That’s why understanding your health baseline numbers are key. The good news is that today’s wearable health technologies and smartphone apps make it easier than ever to keep track of the body’s vital statistics.

With just the touch of a button, you can now monitor all your essential health data, from the number of steps taken and calories consumed each day, to the overall quality of your sleep, to your average blood pressure and heart rates and glucose levels. This way, you’ll be alerted to the first signs that your body’s in trouble. And that lets you get the help you need before a warning can escalate into a full-fledged crisis.

6. Get Trendy

The healthcare system is changing, and that’s good news for anyone looking to keep on top of their physical and mental health. The advent of telemedicine, for example, is making it easier than ever to build a strong relationship with your healthcare team. Thanks to telemedicine, you can now access qualified healthcare providers anytime, anywhere.

With telemedicine, you not only have access to physical healthcare right from the comfort of your own home, but you can even connect with mental health counsellors to help you combat the fears and anxieties of daily life. Such immediate and ongoing connections with your healthcare team means that you and your loved ones can enjoy the quality of life you deserve!

The Takeaway

In today’s increasingly hectic world, taking the time to care for your physical, emotional, and mental health isn’t easy. But it’s imperative if you want to enjoy a long and happy life with those you love. Fortunately, cultivating holistic health isn’t rocket science and it won’t consume your life. Just a few simple steps taken each day can help you and yours feel great in body, mind, and spirit!

Ainsley Lawrence, the author of this article, is a passionate writer. She is on Medium and Twitter