Wellness is an active process of making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life
We are born with five senses – smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing.
Busy lifestyles mean we neglect these important senses. Our physical and mental wellbeing are closely related – what’s going on inside affects how we think and act and the actions we take impact our day-to-day life. We all want to live a happier life, feel more content and confident, accepting and addressing our emotions can go a long way to achieving this.
So, what can we do in our day-to-day lives to promote wellness?
Awaken your senses & be mindful
Laughter is the best medicine – most of us take life too seriously. Find something that makes you laugh. Writing thoughts down can help too. Discover or re-discover a passion, join a class.
Sound can also affect our wellbeing – listening to uplifting music, dancing or even an inspiring audio book can be wonderful for raising your vibrations.
Meditate a few minutes a day, just sit, relax and breathe deeply. Think of a happy moment; be aware of how this feels. You may feel warmth in the area of your heart chakra.
Being active plays a huge role in wellness – take a walk. What smells can you smell, do they remind you of a childhood memory? Look around you, take time to study your surroundings.
All these things help give us back our senses as we become mindful, more aware.
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Using aromatherapy in your home can have a positive effect on your wellbeing.
Smell is the only sense that has a direct access route to the brain, passing through a bony plate at the top of the nose it connects directly with the area of the brain known as the olfactory bulb.
Our sense of smell has a powerful and immediate effect on the body. Using a simple oil such as mandarin can be helpful for anxiety, dwelling on the past, restlessness, nervous tension, grief and much more.
Aromatherapy oils are available to buy over the counter but they will usually be diluted in a carrier oil. The oils used by a professionally trained aromatherapist will be much stronger and can only be used by somebody with an aromatherapy qualification.
Give your body the right nourishment – free radical damage is all around us, pollution, sunlight, and stress.
Antioxidants are essential to our defence system, they help fight age related diseases and taking a daily supplement can help give protection.
In conjunction with these wellness steps a treatment by a qualified therapist can have a profound affect on your wellbeing and help you to start to take back control of your life.