How to Feel Like the Best Version of Yourself Every Day.

Aug 31, 2022

This piece is a guest blog post from Cheryl Conklin. She gives great suggestions for how you can feel good about yourself everyday. Her motto is, “wellness is central to a happy life.” You can connect with Cheryl at cherylc@wellnesscentral.info.

We often get caught up in the idea that looking and feeling our very best means making drastic changes to ourselves. This is an unfortunate misconception. In reality, it is the little things we do each day that matter the most. Today, Tracy Coval shares some insights to help you look good and feel great on your own terms.

Exercise

If the thought of exercising each morning makes you want to roll back over in bed, that’s a good sign you probably should be exercising. So, look for exercises you can do from home. Medical News Today explains that hobbies such as gardening can be good for your physical and mental health. However, be sure to speak to your doctor before beginning any sort of exercise, especially if you live with a medical condition or a disability. A medical professional may be able
to recommend exercises and stretches that can be adapted to your comfort level.

Declutter to Create a Healthier Home

Most people don’t think about how clutter can affect their health, but it can actually have a big impact. Clutter can increase stress levels, making it more difficult to relax. It can also make it more difficult to focus and be productive. In addition, clutter can provide a breeding ground for dust mites, mold, and other allergens. Decluttering your home can help to reduce stress and improve your overall health. When you get rid of clutter, you create a healthier environment for
yourself and your family, and your home will feel more relaxed and organized.

Learn How to Manage Pain

Chronic pain can have a significant impact on your life. Not only can the constant pain disrupt your ability to go out and enjoy a social life, but it can also affect the little things you do at home, from cooking and cleaning to simply watching television. Unfortunately, if you are one of the many people that suffer from pain issues, you already know what a devastating impact pain can have on your entire life. So, it’s important to address both your physical and mental wellness,
from seeking the help of medical professionals/pain clinics to looking for support groups — in-person or online — where you can find others who understand your situation.

Dress to Impress

One of the first impressions you make on other people is through your clothes. But what you wear also has pronounced effects on how you perceive yourself as well. Dressing in a professional, stylish manner can help you feel like your best self every day.

Work from Home More Often.

Working from home has a number of benefits for your mental health. It can help to reduce stress levels by eliminating the need to commute to and from work. It can give you more control over your work schedule, which can lead to a better work-life balance. Working from home also provides you with more opportunities to take breaks during the day, which can help to reduce stress and improve focus. Finally, working from home can help to boost your mood by giving
you a greater sense of freedom and flexibility.

Spend Time with People Who Support You

It’s always important to surround yourself with people who support you when you need it the most. Make these relationships a priority. However, if you don’t have friends and family upon whom you can rely, you can connect with online support groups for people with disabilities and/or chronic conditions. Additionally, social media is an excellent way to connect with people who can understand what you’re going through on a personal level. Regardless of how you
choose to do it, make sure you have people in your corner for support.

Start a Hobby

Reading, writing, and playing music are just a few of the many creative outlets you can try. No matter what type of hobby you choose, do make a point to give yourself an opportunity to do something that lets you channel your passions. You never know, you may even be able to turn your hobby into a source of income, which can help reduce financial worry if money is a problem in your household.

You deserve to be your very best. But, you can’t wait around for someone else to give you permission to do so. It’s up to you to take control. From decluttering to working from home more often, everything you do affects your mental and physical health.

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