In honor of National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, stress management, and healthy living, I decided to take a good look at my current routine. Admittedly, it has suffered a bit as I balance being a caregiver with caring for myself. But there’s no better time to implement new habits than the present. Am I right?
Here are some things I can do to prioritize my health:
Stay off social: This past weekend, I took a much-needed break from social media and lived in the moment. It felt like a nice respite to relax and not constantly grab my phone to document everything.
Spend more time in nature: While I love my sanity strolls, I tend to walk in the same places. Here’s to exploring more of the parks and nature preserves on Long Island.
Drink more water: I drink a lot of water (like more than 32 oz a day), except in the summer, which I know makes no sense. I blame it on iced coffee season, but one of my goals is to be better about my water intake year-round.
Increase cardio: As someone who loves fitness classes, I have yet to find the same joy in at-home workouts. Working out with a group motivates me, and I like physically “going” to a class. Therefore, my cardio routine has suffered these last couple of years. I recently signed up for The Ness digital, which offers a cardio sculpt class as well as their signature trampoline bounce class. Their high energy classes have helped me get back into a somewhat regular workout routine.
Stick to a regular bedtime: I don’t know about you, but I am a night owl. I get some of my best creative ideas when I should be sleeping, and I tend to work late into the night. This, of course, does me no favors the next morning when I routinely snooze through the four morning alarms I have set.
What are some ways you can improve your wellness routine this month?