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  • Writer's pictureFrederique Peeters

Practicing Wellbeing

Updated: Jun 7

How to develop wellbeing

A conscious, self-directed, and evolving process for acheiving your full potential.

Why wellness matters

Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is essential to living a full and healthy life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Achieving optimal wellness will help to release stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.

Creating balance for wellness

Creating balance in our lives is an important part of wellness. A balanced life can mean many things, depending on culture, lifestyle, resources, and other factors, but in general it means allowing for necessary changes to occur and making time to do the things that make us happy and fulfilled.

This includes spending time with family and friends, participating in your community, having hobbies, being physically active, creating a stimulating work environment, relaxing, eating and sleeping well, and having fun! However, sometimes we allow external factors to take over and drive us away from our happiness and wellbeing.

These simple steps can help you manage your day better and improve your wellness:

Explore your core values and journey so far

By exploring your core values, you are simply asking yourself questions about the person you are and ensuring you are aligned with your life destination. Are you taking the time to determine what values, principles, and beliefs are important to you? Are you driving your actions and thoughts to give a more profound meaning to your life? What do you really want and what will these “wants” bring you in terms of happiness and fulfillment? These questions will lead to a deeper self-knowledge, self-acceptance and will allow you to live more consciously and in the present.

Be the author and artist of your life

Searching for a deeper meaning in your life and analyzing recurring patterns that you no-longer want or need, will help you identify which areas are outmoded and which changes you need to introduce to increase your happiness. You have choices. Being aware of this can help you achieve a happier and healthier life curated by you.

Be active and eat well

Our physical wellbeing includes exercise, even if just gentle walking, and eating nutritious food every day. We are what we eat.

Express yourself

Communicating kindly and effectively with others allows you to express yourself even in difficult circumstances rather than keeping frustrations inside which then leads to unhappiness and eventually ailments. You can start by writing down in a diary your thoughts and what you want to express to others. This will help you think more clearly and express yourself with more confidence.

Take up a hobby

Hobbies provide an excellent vehicle for social interaction and relationship building. Hiking groups, attending workshops or classes are all examples of people coming together around a particular interest or activity. At Vitruvian Wellness we offer a variety of workshops for you to learn more about fascinating subjects related to health and empowerment. Having that common ground with others is the ultimate ice breaker and can be a catalyst for forming new bonds. Also, it has been shown that hobbies can provide a boost in confidence and self-esteem, which are key factors in improving your social life.

think positively

Weeding out negative thoughts and words will enrich your life for certain. Leaving space for positiveness and gratefulness can truly bring the changes you desire.

Take time to meditate

Finding time for yourself can be hard at the beginning. One way to make sure that you get at least a little time to yourself each day is to plan and stick to some "non-negotiable" downtime activities in your diary. It is crucial to devote time to yourself. Starting with 5 to 10 minutes each day for mediation and/or workouts will definitely boost your wellness.

Practice gratitude

Try to take some time daily to contemplate five to ten things you are grateful for. It really helps to picture them in your mind and sit with the feeling of gratitude in your body. Try to smile when you do this. Doing this every day will rewire your brain to be naturally more grateful, and you will start feeling happier after every session. It only takes eight weeks of gratitude practice for people to start showing changed brain patterns that lead to greater empathy and happiness.

If you would like to find out more about workshop and class offerings at Vitruvian Wellness, call 020 7284 2898. To book a workshop or class online please visit our events calendar.

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