Monday, April 1, 2013

Well Being

At Home Rituals That Promote Well Being

*Submitted by Erica on behalf of the author:
Linda Shockley is a mindful-living mother of two that didn’t always make time for her well being.  She works with Gaiam TV, a healthy lifestyle media company that promotes healthy choices.

A sense of well being is invaluable when you have a lot of responsibilities and obligations on a daily basis. Finding activities and rituals that enhance the peace and happiness that you feel every day is important to your overall health. These simple ideas can help you get started on feeling your absolute best.

Take a Time Out

If you live with other family members, finding the time you need to relax and rejuvenate can be a challenge. Taking a long bath with candles or soft music is a quiet activity that can really work to promote well being. A shower or bath may be the only time that you have alone all day, so make sure to schedule a time when you know that you have a reliable sitter for the kids or choose a time when other family members are sleeping or away. Single parents may find that waking up a few minutes before everyone else is the best way to get some much needed time alone.

Your alone time can include any rituals that you find inspire peace and focus for the rest of the day. For some, reading a spiritual book that is important to your beliefs for ten minutes before the day begins can be a great way to promote well being for the rest of the day. Others may prefer starting a new activity in addition to those they already love.

Physical Activities

Activities that promote well being can also include physical exercise. Yoga is one of the best known ways to enhance your overall health, both mental and physical. You can join a local class if you have time, but if you are too busy a yoga DVD can be used at home. Just make sure that you schedule a specific time for your exercise ritual and stick to your routine to experience the best results.

The key to enhancing and promoting well being is to find something that you really like doing. Gardening, for example, can be a very relaxing and rewarding activity. Spend a little thing looking at your options to choose the one that is right for your schedule, budget and personal tastes. Dedicate at least a few minutes to your chosen hobby on a daily basis to achieve the best results.

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