February 19, 2021 16 Min Read
The Best Ways to Incorporate Wellness Into Your Day
Consistent wellness practices are important to our overall health. When we establish wellness routines or goals, we learn to make choices that keep our body, mind, and spirit as healthy as we can. Creating a wellness routine is one thing, but sticking to your plan is a whole other challenge…but one that TaskHuman coaches are pros at making realistic and attainable.
Here are 7 tips from TaskHuman coaches to help you incorporate wellness into your everyday life.
1. Set Intentions
When you set intentions for the day, you put what matters to you in the front of your brain. It can be small, like staying patient with your toddler, or it can be big, like creating peace in the world. By creating focus around your intention, you shift your thought toward it. With your thoughts pointed toward what you want, the actions to get there are more fluid.
Listen as Provider Julia Pontones explains:
2. Create a Plan
Writing down your plan for your day gives you the structure you need to follow through. When you know what you need to get done and what you’d like to get done, prioritizing tasks is easier.
Having a clear plan also comes in handy when you need to change direction. Life happens: kids get sick, pipes break, or friends need help. And when it happens, the prior planning of your day simplifies rearranging your schedule to accommodate the new need.
Listen as Coach Amy Rockett explains:
Another reason to create a plan for your day? It allows you to see where you are, where your goal is, and what steps you need to take to make greater progress toward that goal. You can create an outline and visually see what baby steps you’re taking each day to help you get to where you want to be, taking the guessing game out of it. Coach Tiffany Albury describes how it works:
3. Have a Morning Routine
Morning routines are essential because they start your day with familiarity and calm. You know without thinking what you’re going to do next. They create a gentle path for your brain while you fully wake up. Instead of running around distracted and feeling “busy,” you can flow through your morning lightly.
Provider Kristen Marias explains:
4. Create an Evening Routine
In the same way a morning routine starts your day gently, an evening routine can allow your body to lean into the rest you want to give it. Like we do for our children, providing our bodies and minds with a calm, peaceful method of getting ready for bed makes falling asleep and staying asleep easier. And better sleep today means a better tomorrow. Listen as Coach Ahmad Grigsby explains:
5. Make Time for Meditation or Reflection
Meditation offers numerous benefits to our minds and bodies. It builds mindfulness, reduces stress, and even boosts creativity. Not to mention, it allows us to reflect and learn from our experiences and find new ways of dealing with uncomfortable situations.
And similar to meditation, is reflection. The more we take time to reflect, the more we are able to understand our emotions and identify signs related to our well-being. We understand that getting into the thoughts and feelings behind our emotions will help us in our wellness journey.
6. Understand Yourself
Getting to know yourself intimately is a process. Sorting through your thoughts and emotions can be messy. But it’s worth it! When you know yourself well—from a place of love and compassion—you make choices that serve your highest self: the person you want to be. Listen as Coach Amanda Crooks explains:
Working to be the best version of yourself means developing your insight into what you need. We often resist the messy emotions because, well, they’re messy. But in them is where we can learn so much about ourselves, and the world around us.
Knowing your wellness needs doesn’t mean that following through is always easy. Finding your “why” for your wellness goals is an important motivator for when things are tough.It also helps to lean in to what you are grateful for. When we practice gratitude, we can actually make ourselves healthier. Coach Lionel King shares his perspective below:
7. Keep Trying
Life isn’t always easy. Part of being human is having positive and negative experiences. But what we do with those challenging experiences can have a big impact on our wellness. When we keep trying to reach a goal, we build resilience that will sustain us over the next difficult time.
Listen as Parenting Coach, Chelsea Roberts, explains how continuing to build resilience can not only benefit children, but adults too.
If you’re ready to begin your wellness journey, or you think you could use some professional insight into your existing wellness routine, TaskHuman is here for you.