Are you on a wellness journey but feel overwhelmed by all the challenges? I’m a true believer that small changes are the way to go. Simple changes in your lifestyle are sustainable. Eventually these small changes become the norm for you and a part of your routine.
People ask me all the time how I find the time to keep health and wellness in my daily routine. Honestly some days feel like a fail. If I really sit down and think about it those days aren’t nearly as bad as how my mind is telling me it is. Why are we so hard on ourselves? Everything big or small is a wellness victory!
It’s important to create time for wellness moments throughout your day. You don’t have to commit to an hour of working out or 30 minutes of meditation. Sometimes these larger blocks of time create a stressful mindset and more often than not your going to abandon the idea all together. Instead think about smaller 5-10 minute blocks of time. That’s totally realistic and your mindset will reset back to the positive zone!
I’m a mom of 4 plus my partner’s child and I’m able to create these small pockets of time because I can always find 5 minutes to spare a few times a day. I released the idea that if I didn’t have an hour to commit to something then I shouldn’t bother. When time allows then heck ya I’m going to meditate for 20 minutes or read a couple chapters of a good book for a half hour. I’m no longer going to stress about not being able to however. I always have my re-energizing 5 minute time blocks to get me through the day at least!
What does a 5 minute time block look like you might ask? Well for me its using my meditation app and doing a quick mini meditation a few times a day. It’s also time where I get to stop what I’m doing and listen to a favourite podcast for 10 minutes. I love to get out of the house and grab a coffee and sit and enjoy it while listening to a podcast sometimes.
Those small time blocks can be your time to put a well deserved face mask on, start a journal writing practice, create helpful mantras, paint your nails,do your hair, call a friend, get crafty, create a new playlist or practice yoga.
When the weather is good I take daily walks. That ability to connect to nature is a sanity saver that I never take for granted! I enjoy picking my home grown veggies and tending to my vegetable garden as well. That’s my time alone to relax, regroup and again connect with nature. That’s so important to me!
As I write this it’s already a winter wonderland outside and I’m not a fan! Connecting with nature outdoors hasn’t been possible so instead I’m enjoying new house plants instead. I admire them at my bay window while I sip on my morning coffee. It’s these little things that are making all the difference for me in my life!
Find what works for you and make an effort to include it in your life as much as possible.
Let me know in the comments below what your doing in your small time blocks? I’d love to hear what wonderful health and wellness practices your squeezing into your day!