Friday, October 28, 2022

Find and cultivate that baseline wellness

Several things about this current earth simulation makes happiness feel a little out of reach many days.  
I don't think sustained happiness is possible - I believe you need the lows to appreciate those highs. But existing in a more even-keeled state - should we call it contentment in the now while looking forward to more growth and change? - is better for the cortisol levels, and keeping those cortisol levels in check is crucial for overall health and well being. Toxic positivity and consistent negativity are equally bad. Realism and authenticity serve me well. 

A state of contentment in the now helps us let go of things we cannot change, foster healthier relationships, and mind our health. When we exist in a generally happy state are more productive, creative, and resilient, and they're also better able to cope with stress. How to get to that state?

1. Spend Time With Loved Ones
Spending time with people you care about is one of the best ways to boost your mood. Regular check ins via text, phone, facetime, email, and in person when you can make it happen make a difference and remind us we're not alone out here. Make an effort to stay connected and boost you sense of baseline contentment.

2. Get Moving
Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. A moderate amount of exercise is the key to happiness—too little and you won't see any benefits, but too much is too much too. I am not a joyful exerciser. I find activities I enjoy - walking, riding my bike - and make it a part of my regular routine, which improves my overall mood and sense of well-being. Add in some pushups and squats and mini weight work and that is something I can commit to keeping up with. And grounding! As in your bare feet, into the earth. Please try this in practice.

3. Help Others
When you do something nice for someone else, it feels good. Whether you volunteer your time or  perform random acts of kindness, helping others is a great way to make yourself feel good and bring more happiness into your life. Find a way to help people that assimilates into your schedule and bank account, and make it a priority.

4. Rituals
I love my routine, but I am always honing it. Sleep is an enormous player when it comes to your health, and if you are anything like me, lack of sleep makes you an unhappy troll. I started having sleep issues, and talked to my doctor (holistic practice) about melatonin vs CBD and chose CBD after realizing melatonin has the opposite effect for me. Using CBD can help with relaxation, which I need at night, something like Delta 8 THC Vape Carts or Early Bird gummies - my friends, you can get this shit in the mail. What a time to be alive. CBD creams are amazing as well. I've added that and more consistent dry brushing to my routine recently. 

5. Do Something New
Trying new things can help break up the monotony of everyday life and give you a sense of excitement and adventure. It doesn't have to be anything big—just something that you wouldn't normally do. 

6. Do Something You Love Every Day
Make time for activities that make you feel good, whether it's reading, painting, hiking, biking, cooking, or anything else that brings joy into your life. If you’re always working or busy or feel like you’re about to burn out, that does not lead to baseline wellness. Make your rest and leisure habits and  hobbies more of a priority. It’ll make such a difference to your happiness levels.

7. Be Grateful For What You Have
It's easy to get caught up in what we don't have and forget about what we do, and that is a recipe for all things to start going to shit. If you don't already do this, every day, take a few moments to reflect on the things you're thankful for. 

Keep on keeping on out there, my friends. I hope you always have something to look forward, this weekend, next month, next year. 

Happy Friday! Go Phils.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Tell me what you think, leave a comment! I'll reply to you via email if you have an email associated with yourself, otherwise, check back here for my reply. Your data will not be used to spam you or sold for others to contact you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips
Pin It button on image hover