Health + wellness are probably one of the largest makings of who we are. I’ve lived by the philosophy that if you’re healthy you’re wealthy, which conversely means if you’re unhealthy (or not in optimal health) you’re likely feeling poor, or at least poorly.
Because health + wellness is such a crux of my life, I wanted to share my philosophy on it here. It is one that I hope to pass down to my daughter as she gets older and begins to gain an understanding of her own relationship with health, wellness, her own body and all it can do for her.
It really is pretty simple.
Do what’s best for you but don’t be afraid to change things up.
This is how I approach everything: food, fitness, sleep, beauty, motherhood, meditation, etc. Adaptability has been the key to my success, well that and giving yourself a break, trying to be perfect is exhausting (and unrealistic)!
I am a big believer in the evolution of health + wellness to fit your current lifestyle. There have been seasons of my life that have been all about yoga (hello Yoga Teacher Training) and times when I’ve been more focused on my running. There have been months when I’ve been diligent about core work or meditation and long stretches when I haven’t done a single sit up or spent even a minute in stillness. It’s all about finding balance and knowing that your very definition of balance will change over time.
Sure, it’s great to find motivation and inspiration in what works for others. Heck, isn’t that what makes blogs and social media so great? But you have a tailor your health + wellness to what works for you. I personally don’t feel great eating low carb, juice cleanses don’t appeal to me, I don’t agree with the cheat day philosophy and I enjoy running too much to dedicate my time to swimming or cycling. But that’s just what works for me, right now. Maybe someday I’ll change my tune.
What I’ve found that is that if you do the best you can and you’re honestly giving all you have in that particular moment (and all you have may be 100% one day and 45% the next), then you’re doing just fine. Expecting yourself to be perfect, day in and day out, will only cause you unneeded stress, strife and worry. So move forward, guilt-free and let the rest go.