Cecilia discusses important Mental Health & Wellness topics every Thursday on Facebook. Join Cecilia for more Mental Health & Wellness Tips here. Last week Cecilia discussed how you can expand your definition and understanding of wellness.
Watch the replay here: “4 Important Wellness Goals Your Need for the New Year“
There is this cultural idea of what wellness should mean or look like to people. A cultural idea of what ‘well’ looks like in our world. It usually looks like losing weight, going on a specific diet, doing exercise, etc.
But I want you to challenge this idea and challenge the way you think about wellness.
Don’t get me wrong, nutrition is important for your well-being and to make you feel good. That is 100% true, but I want you to expand on wellness and what it means to you.
If wellness is a part of your New Years goals, consider adding or redefining the following 4 wellness goals.
#1 Wellness is Grounded in Boundaries
Every single ‘No’ has a ‘Yes’ attached to it, and vice versa, every single ‘Yes’ has a ‘No’ attached to it.
If we don’t have boundaries and are constantly saying yes to things, especially the things we don’t want to do or the things that add way too much to our plates, we are essentially saying no to ourselves.
But, when we put boundaries in place and allow ourselves to say no to things, then we are saying yes to ourselves.
Which sounds better to you? Having boundaries or having no boundaries?
#2 Think about Consumption Differently
When you think about consumption what do you think of? Probably the number of calories or sugar intake or maybe the amount of food total that we consume in a day.
I want you to think about this differently. Think about consumption as the food you feed your brain. What are you feeding your brain? How often are you tuning into the news? What are you reading? Which social accounts are you following?
And then think about how all of that is affecting you. Are you consuming good things? Or are you constantly shown things that make you feel sad, upset, angry, frustrated?
#3 Look at Your Relationship
Think about assessing your relationships. All of your relationships – intimate, family, parenting, all the relationships.
Check out one of my past blogs here where I talk more about having relationship goals for the New Year.
When assessing your relationships ask yourself…
- How good do I feel in this relationship?
- What makes me feel good in this relationship?
- Do I feel cared for? Loved? Connected?
- Do I contribute to this relationship?
- How I want this relationship to improve?
- How do I want it to improve?
- How can I improve it?
Keep in mind that any goal whether it be relationship goals or something else, they all need to be really specific – otherwise, they are arbitrary things that we cannot measure.
What are some things you can implement today that will help improve your relationships?
#4 Implement Restoration
We spend a lot of our time putting out energy for our goals, and not many of our goals will include giving ourselves back some energy (energy input). So, I want you to think about what restoration means to you, what do you need in order to recharge and meet your wellness goals?
Ask yourself, how and what can I do for restoration?
Yoga, meditation, or going into nature are a few things. What else would you add to this list?
Watch the full replay here.