5 Transformational Habits for Your Wellbeing

Julie Morris joins us again this week with another guest post! I have really appreciated guest posts as I’ve been focused on my latest book. Thank you, Julie, for sharing some wellbeing tips.

So you’re finally ready to revamp your style and make some positive changes for your health, but when it comes to adopting new lifestyle habits, you’re not quite sure where to begin. Luckily, Resiliency Mental Health has some tips and resources to help you look and feel better than ever.

Enhance Your Wardrobe

Sometimes, spicing up your wardrobe with a few new pieces can just make you feel good. In fact, treating yourself to some new pieces can help you feel more energized and content. You may want to invest in a pair of boots, a sleek jacket, or a few cozy sweaters. Remember, there’s no law that says you have to sacrifice style for comfort. In fact, we often tend to wear clothes that aren’t the right size, so a good place to start might be to look for a wireless bra for larger busts. As long as you don’t over do it, treating yourself can often brighten your day.

Take Fitness Classes

Perhaps you want to start working out more often, but it’s hard to find the drive to exercise at home or on your own. You can take classes on everything from strength training to Pilates to barre. You could also look into hiring a personal trainer who will create a detailed fitness plan for you. Very Well Fit states that a personal trainer can help you safely push beyond your comfort zone and hold you accountable for your workout plan.

Exercise Outdoors

A gym membership gives you access to lots of equipment you probably don’t have at home, but exercising outdoors also has extensive benefits. For instance, Sharp Health News states that simply being outside can lower your blood pressure, enhance your ability to focus, ease your stress, and even help you heal faster after illness or injury. If you’d feel more motivated by working out with a group rather than exercising solo, you could look into joining a local running club. You could also ask a friend to join you for outdoor workouts!

Practice Yoga

Not only can yoga help you build muscle strength and become more flexible, but it’s also a fantastic practice for your mental health. If you’re looking for a daily activity that will help you look and feel your best, yoga can help you achieve both goals at once. When you practice yoga, you do not have to attempt difficult poses or stretch for hours in order to get the benefits. You can do gentle yoga each day without risking injury or stress on your body. For instance, you may want to start each day with a brief yoga session to wake up your body or wind down in the evening with a bedtime yoga ritual.

Change Your Diet

In order to feel your best, you can choose nutrition-packed foods. Bodies need a balance of lean protein, healthy fats, and whole carbohydrates to power through your workouts! When you make your grocery shopping list, try to center meals around whole foods rather than processed ingredients. When possible, aim to incorporate lots of produce into your diet. When it comes to beverages, choose water, tea, and black coffee over sugary juices or sodas. (If you have questions about your diet, always consult your physician or nutritionist.)

If you want to freshen up your look, it’s best to start from the inside out. By living a healthier lifestyle, you’ll naturally start to glow! With these tips, you’ll feel more confident – soon, you’ll be walking with a spring in your step.

Resiliency Mental Health provides resources for therapists and anyone who wants to learn more about mental health. Let us know if you have any questions!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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