Wellness is a huge industry, and it seems to have expanded beyond its purpose. You don’t need to buy more things to be mindful. You don’t need to sign up for classes to practice mindfulness. Yes, these things and activities are a great way to treat yourself, but they aren’t essential. You can boost your wellbeing right at home just by following these tips:
Clear Out Clutter and Tidy Your Space
One of the best ways to kickstart your efforts to improve your wellbeing and feel calmer and more at peace is right at home. Clear out the clutter, tidy up your space, and try to find long-term solutions so that your space doesn’t relapse too quickly. Using baskets, for example, to simply keep items like toys or electronics out of sight is an easy and beautiful solution that makes it easier to stay tidy even when you’re busy, stressed, or tired.
Limit Time on Electronics – Particularly Social Media
There are three main reasons to enforce electronic-free time into your daily routine.
- Helps your eyes; staring at screens (particularly in winter, where it is darker) is hard on your eyes and can lead to headaches.
- Helps prevent you from getting lost in social scrolling, doom scrolling, etc.
- It can help improve the quality of your sleep.
It can be hard to stay away from your phone, and if you find that this is the case, introduce something else into your routine to keep you occupied during that period. This could be a puzzle, craft, or even just a walk.
The Power of Nature to Boost Your Wellbeing
Summer or winter or anything in-between, there is mindfulness to be found amongst nature. The good news for those living in the city is that there is a benefit to even just being outside, exploring, so don’t let the fact that there are only a few small parks near you stop you from getting out there.
The Power of Charity and Volunteering
If you are a social person by nature, an excellent way to be more mindful is to give back and help others. Far too often, we can end up feeling unfulfilled by our job. This happens when what you do is more a means to a paycheck. Having such a job isn’t a bad thing, but it does mean you need to look elsewhere for that fulfillment. If you don’t have time or energy, then connecting with your favorite charities online and making a charitable contribution can be a good way to get started. If you do have the time, find a cause you care about nearby to volunteer.
Learn to Do Things By Hand
Slow living is a practice where we do it ourselves instead of overly relying on everything being done for us. Cooking, mending clothes, gardening, and the like are all very popular slow living hobbies for you to take up that will help you improve your focus and, as a result, help you relax and lead a more mindful life.