Wellness (n.) The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
Achieving and maintaining optimal health doesn’t happen overnight, and incorporating wellness into our daily routine is a constant effort. But with Dubai’s fast-paced lifestyle, cooking nutritious meals and working out can seem like a burden for a lot of us.
So how do you incorporate wellness into your busy schedule?
Everything begins with a proper mindset. You’re always going to be busy, and you’re always going to be tired. But if you make it a priority to stay mentally and physically healthy all throughout, it’ll start to feel less like a routine but more of a habit.
Here are simple ways to incorporate wellness into your lifestyle –
1. Get enough sleep
Most of the time, we don’t get enough sleep because of the stress and anxiety that we carry home from work.
Do this: Limit your screen time at least an hour before you sleep, and engage in relaxing activities like reading books, listening to podcasts, or doing easy yoga exercises.
2. Plan & prepare your meals for the coming week
Planning and preparing your meals ahead of time prevents you from indulging in unhealthy food choices, and saves you extra time in the morning.
Do this: Choose a day for grocery shopping and cooking your meals. Store them in the fridge to prevent spoilage. Once you’re ready to eat them, just heat it up and you’re good to go!
3. Go to a gym nearby (or spare few minutes to workout at home)
Usually, we see working out every day or every other day impossible because either the “gym’s too far and it’s draining to drive back and forth”, or “everything’s too expensive”.
Remember, being active keeps your body healthy. Alternatively, you can also find a sport that you love and do it regularly.
Do this: Commit to working out at least 30 minutes to an hour every day, or every other day. Top tip, switch up your workout routine every now and then. This helps increase your body’s endurance and stamina.
4. Take time to meditate
Meditating helps relieve stress and keep your mental health in balance.
Do this: For 10-15 minutes when you wake up in the morning, and before you go back to sleep, take time out to sit in stillness.
5. Engage in “me time”
Whether it’s simply reading a book, going out for a walk, or treating yourself out, make sure you occasionally incorporate “me time” into your monthly routine. This helps relax your mind and body, freeing it from the daily work stress.
Do this: Schedule yourself a facial or massage at least twice a month.
We hope this helps all our wonderful clients at Ivory Aesthetics incorporate a little more wellness into their lives – and if you think it’s time to give yourself a treat, come in for a massage or facial so we can pamper you with some wellness time.
Call 04 451 5554 to book an appointment.