Hello everyone, happy #WellnessWednesday! I know it’s a crazy time right now and in lieu of the regularly scheduled Wellness Wednesday Guest Post, I’d like to feature a post written by Miranda K Smith that she shared in one of our mutual Facebook groups. She has her own Facebook group called, Wake up Wellness! Also check out her TikTok and Instagram account @mirandakhealth. PS: This post took her an hour to write, so if you made it til the end drop some love in the comments!
When I explain my job to people, I occasionally get a blank stare. “You teach Pilates? Never heard of it.” “It’s a bit like Yoga,” I say, to nods of recognition. “Only with more focus on the core and your posture.”While Yoga has been around for millennia, Pilates is a newer form of exercise, founded by a German physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, in the early to mid 20th century. But what is the focus of the technique and why should you do regular Pilates classes?Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Pilates: Strengthening from the Inside Out by Kat Spinnler”
Self-care is one of the many goals I have set in my life. I have a habit of constantly overworking myself and exhausting myself to the point where I can no longer function. So self-care has become a huge part of my life. So here are my tips for self-care (Plus a FREE Self-care checklist for download at the end). #19d55a9aContinue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Beginners by Emelie Greenwood”
According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all.
Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on!Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin”
Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks
I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.
There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks”
25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List
It feels out of your control and as each day passes, the stress of having so much to do becomes overwhelming. So, tasks get left, delayed and forgotten. But don’t beat yourself up over this because it’s not your fault. Procrastination is always a sign of another issue.
It’s a major reason people are unhappy.
We can put off different things… starting a healthy diet, project work or calling someone. This has real life consequences as health, finances and relationships suffer.So below is a list of tips that you can cherry pick depending on what feels right for you.
Here are 25 ways to stop your procrastination:Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: 25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List by Kelly King”
My Anxiety Story: Plus Some Coping Strategies
Hi DIMES! I’ve been pretty MIA in the blogging and social media world recently. I needed to take a break from it all because I’ve been dealing with debilitating anxiety.
I’m not writing this post to have a pity party for myself or to get people to feel sorry for me.
I’m writing this post to share my story so that people who are going through it too can see that they’re not alone. Realizing I’m not alone has really helped me throughout my journey with anxiety.
So, buckle up and get cozy because were getting real deep here.Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: My Anxiety Story: Plus Some Coping Strategies by Blair Buchanan”
Give Yourself the Gift of a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips for Busy People
Sometimes, when we resolve to make health and lifestyle improvements, we become obsessed with major investments of money and time when all we really need to do is gift ourselves with small, cost-conscious items and changes that keep us on the path to good health. The important thing is to make consistent, daily efforts, because focusing on goals that are too big and hard to accomplish in one great leap can become frustrating and set you up for failure. Instead, incorporate smaller, incremental changes that fit easily within your daily routine.Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Give Yourself the Gift of a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips for Busy People by Gabriel Patel”
10 Easy Ways to Relax After A Long Day At Work
If you’ve been trying to find new ways to relax and recharge after a long or stressful day at work instead of parking yourself on the couch watching Netflix, this article has you covered.
You work hard, so of course, you deserve to relax and free your mind form the super long or stressful day you just had.Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: 10 Easy Ways to Relax After A Long Day At Work by Yoli McLeod”
6 Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Looks
Finding reasons to work out that have nothing to do with looks will ultimately lead to the change we are all seeking when we start exercising. I won’t pretend like how you look isn’t a motivator to work out, it definitely is. It’s usually the first motivator for women, but it’s just not enough. There, I said it. If it was, way more people would be pursuing fitness consistently.Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: 6 Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Looks by Morgan Smith”