photo: @thelifeofjessicaa fueling her fire
Halfway through the year we can hit a wall in our quest for well-being. Work gets busy, we’re bouncing from one weekend adventure to the next and our routine goes haywire. Break through your wellness paralysis with these nine soul-savers:
1. Immerse yourself in nature.
The simple act of being in nature does wonders for your mind. Natural spaces soothe us, lessen stress and essentially give our brains a big hug. Next time you need to recharge, take a wellness walk at your local trail or head to the beach for some salt water therapy.
2. Take a bath with mineral salts and essential oils.
When I’m feeling the stress vortex of life sucking me in, I know it’s time to bathe like a queen. Not all salts and essential oils are created equal, and the benefits go way further than just smelling nice. Looking to reduce stress or relieve muscle soreness? Find your ideal concoction and treat yo self ASAP.
3. Find a dog, any dog, and pet the little guy.
Who doesn’t feel better after petting a fluffy doggo? Most of us experience a release of oxytocin, which improves mood and can help with anxiety. Humans and dogs are made for each other, it's, like, science.
4. You are what you eat.
We might all want to be donuts, but our bodies would not be cool with that. Give your body what it needs to thrive—a balanced diet. An easy place to start is Kura's Plant Based Vegan or Pasture Raised Dairy Wellness Powders. When you're short on time, it's the perfect way to stay nourished. Prep fast and go while getting your fix of protein, probiotics, prebiotics, omega-3s and everything else you need to #ownyouradventure.
5. Devote time to your passion project.
So, you’ve gotten your dose of the outdoors, you've pet some dogs, and you’re feeling ALIVE. Harness your new-found rejuvenation and channel it into your passion project. This is something that makes you feel connected with your truest self and brings inner peace. Maybe it’s a vegetable garden or writing a book, but whatever it is, make sure that you’re taking the time to identify what fires you up and make it a consistent part of your life.
6. Surround yourself with people who lift you up.
Do your thing and the right people will follow. When you are unabashedly yourself, you attract friends who are on a similar vibration. Whether it’s sharing a glass of wine, or an early-morning brainstorming sesh, nothing will get you out of a rut like time spent with your tribe.
7. Book the solo trip of your dreams.
Get your soul feelin' like an inferno! Travelling on your own gives you the opportunity to truly understand your desires and conquer your fears. Make time for yourself to experience something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
8. Read one book a month.
Or whatever time frame works for you. Swap out binge watching for a book and your brain will blossom. Get lost in a dream world or feed a long-standing interest with knowledge—books are a window to anything you choose.
9. Be mindful.
Easier said than done, but practicing mindfulness will improve your mental well-being, and stiff-arm that subconscious voice. Kill two birds with one stone and make your book of the month Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness.
Wellness isn’t some complicated formula, it’s a balance of taking time for yourself, following your passions and feeding your mind. So, get out there, read some books, pet some dogs and be one with your best self!
The Kura Tribe Copywriter
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