Healthy Relationships Create A Healthier Life

It is rare to find a happy and healthy person that doesn’t have a good selection of other happy and healthy people around them. The people you choose to spend your time with (and the people you are forced to spend time with) help shape you into a whole person with a unique set of habits, behaviors, and thoughts.

If you are looking to achieve relationship wellness, this article can provide some helpful information.

Relationships are one of the most basic human needs. Humans need to feel like they belong, like they have support, and that they are loved. If a relationship is making us feel like we don’t have support, like we aren’t loved, and that we don’t belong, our life is going to be miserable and it is going to affect our health. In bad relationships, the body is in a state of fight or flight. This stress response is not healthy in high quantities. If you are in a bad relationship with a friend, family member or significant other, your health can be at risk.

Some relationships are nearly impossible to escape. However, in theory, everyone should be constantly evaluating the people in our lives so that we can keep the good and get rid of the bad. To keep your health high and keep your happiness, ask yourself these questions about those you are close to. Then, formulate your own questions based on what you were thinking when answering these questions. Don’t forget to ask yourself how your own behaviors or actions line up with the questions below.

  • Do they communicate properly with you and are they fair, honest and gentle?
  • Do they provide support to you in times of need?
  • Do your conversations leave you feeling better and understanding the person?
  • Does the person leave you feeling confident and secure, or are you often scared or confused by their behaviors or words?
  • Do you feel physically and mentally well when they are around?

Humans are made of flaws, and some people have more flaws than others. If you have relationships that are hurting you or making you feel sick, it might be time to explore ways to get away.

It helps to speak to a therapist, counselor, or other similar professionals. Many people aren’t sure how to detect the red flags in relationships, so it helps to talk to others when possible. Reach out to people and you will be surprised how they might help. Build your life with good relationships, and keep yourself safe. This is a great start to achieving complete wellness in your life.

5 General Tips For Self Care

Sometimes when people want to practice self-care, the task alone is enough to stress them out. Then, they don’t want to even consider it.

Daily life is a constant reminder of what needs done. You want to take a bubble bath? Oh, you better scrub the entire shower first! Doesn’t sound like a relaxation technique does it?

This article will help you get some ideas for ways to practice self care that aren’t a huge pain to do.

1. Music – There is some excellent relaxation music out there. Play it on your favorite speakers. If you don’t have a quiet home, put some earbuds in or some headphones on and discover new soothing music. It only takes the effort of opening your music app and finding some earbuds or headphones.

2. Breathing exercises – Wherever you are, whenever you like, you can relax with simple breathing techniques. In times of stress or impatience, this skill can come in handy. Sit down, close your eyes, breathe in through your nose for four seconds. Hold your breath for seven seconds. Exhale using your mouth for 8 seconds. Repeat until calm.

3. Lay on the floor – As adults, it is rare for us to lay on the floor at home. That’s what kids usually do right? Well there are a few ways this can be relaxing and helpful. First, laying flat on the floor helps stretch your back out and line your spine up better. Second, being on the floor has a way of changing your mind state and trigger some helpful thought processes. Third, once on the floor, you can use the time to do some light and enjoyable stretches. You’ll feel great!

4. Your future self – Leave gifts or do things for your future self. Support yourself by doing little things to make life easier for yourself in the future. Did you leave a plate on the sink that’s gonna annoy your future self when it is time to clean? Take care of the plate really quick. Do you have to get up early in the morning and wanna help yourself? Choose your clothes the night before and set them out in an easy to find place. Are you going to look for something if it isn’t in the right place? Make sure to put things back where they go so that your future self finds it easy to do every day tasks!

5. Laugh all the time – As often as you can, be sure to seek out laughter. Allow yourself the pleasure of letting loose and not being in total control all the time. Listen to someone’s jokes, watch a comedy show, make your own jokes, or seek out funny videos online. Laughter helps reduce stress hormones.

Be sure that if you follow at least a few of those tips, your life is going to be much more relaxed. Good luck on achieving your new goal of being more relaxed.

How To Enjoy Exercising In The Winter

The winter blahs, cabin fever, stuck inside?

This is a terrible atmosphere to want to get up and exercise!

It’s cold, you’re cozy and safe on the couch, and the TV is calling your name.

You realize you haven’t worked out in a week and you’re starting to get anxious. You think it’s time to take care of your body again. You should, and here is how!

This article has some secrets about how you can not only be motivated to work out in winter, but actually enjoy it.

Getting there is most of the battle – If you’ve ever noticed how good you feel once you’ve finally got to the gym or wherever you work out, you realize the hardest parts about it were getting up off the couch or your bed, getting ready, and getting to the workout destination. Just that process can get your blood pumping enough to keep you ready to go all in.

Include a friend or family member – It is easier to hold yourself accountable when another person is involved. They can help motivate you and support you, and vice versa. If they don’t want to skip the gym, you’re more likely to want to join them. If you are alone, you’re probably gonna convince yourself not to go. Have them pick you up in their nice warm car if you need them to, or vice versa.

Use free time wisely – Standing at the oven waiting for cookies to bake? Do some exercises in the kitchen while you’re waiting. Or, see how many times you can run up and down the steps before the timer goes off. Think of fun games to play with yourself to make it more fun.

Just move – Even if you’re not motivated enough to get far from the couch, try using open floor space. Put on your favorite music, and move in whatever way you can. This often leads to a more productive, enjoyable, and longer workout that you didn’t see coming. The body sometimes craves movement, so it produces hormones and energy to keep you wanting to move for a while longer.

Spring will be back, just hold on a few more months and it will feel like we’re all alive again! We’ll be sure to welcome the sunshine when it is here to stay a while.

How To Achieve A Higher Level Of Wellness

There is a difference that everyone should know between health and wellness. There was a full article posted on this website recently. To put it simply, health means you’re not experiencing any physical, mental, or social problems that are affecting your life.

If you are healthy, it mostly comes down to luck and chance. To be healthy doesn’t mean you are doing your best. It just means you’re doing ok.

Wellness means you are constantly trying to improve in your exercises, your diet, and feeling good overall. If you are seeking out wellness, your life must revolve around making good choices frequently.
The definition of wellness is “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” The following tips will help you get more in touch with your ability to achieve wellness.

There are eight dimensions of wellness you must strive to achieve. These include emotional, physical, occupational, social, financial, environmental, intellectual, and spiritual. If you are experiencing misery or stress in any of these eight parts of your life, it will affect your wellness. Read more below on what each element means.

Physical wellness requires good sleep, adequate nutrition (good diet), and physical activity.

Emotional wellness requires healthy coping mechanisms for stress, meaningful relationships, and an awareness of your feelings and the ability to share them with others.

Social wellness requires having a sense of belonging with others and a support system for when things go badly. Maintain social wellness by developing and maintaining relationships.

Occupational wellness means you have a job or hobby you are satisfied with. Try to find work that aligns with your passions and interests. Your job should give adequate breaks and treat you well.

Intellectual wellness means you’re always trying to learn more and improve your intelligence. It is best to learn the difference between facts and opinions.

Financial wellness is being aware of what financial behaviors are wise and which aren’t. Gambling your last $100 each week when you have no food or shelter is an example of a poor financial choice.

Environmental wellness means you can breathe the air, drink the water, and enjoy the land you live on and spend time on without being sick from it. Whenever possible, get outside and enjoy nature.

Spiritual wellness means you have a sense of purpose or meaning in your life. It doesn’t have to be a religion, it can be a connection to yourself or other people. Sticking to your morals and beliefs is important, and always be sure your beliefs aren’t hurting others.

Which of these areas do you need work on?