Wellness Wednesday: Creating Optimal Health & Wellbeing


When it comes to health and wellbeing, it's the small and consistent efforts that create big changes. It’s not just medical treatments or self-care. Optimal wellbeing is about increasing your potential and recognizing your value. Making simple changes to your diet, lifestyle, and stress management can yield positive long-term results.


Here are some mindful tips to achieve and maintain optimal wellbeing in your life:

  • Love yourself. Self-love incorporates self-acceptance, self-awareness, and respect for yourself. It’s important to focus on the positive qualities about yourself to facilitate positive change. Make yourself a priority and celebrate your victories on your own unique journey to optimal wellbeing. Practice my loving kindness meditation found here

  • Be present. Meditate. Living in the now can help create and sustain meaningful relationships, improve social skills, and opens you up to experience new things. When you think and act in the present, you gain focus. As you focus, past worries and future fears start to disappear.

  • Eat healthy foods. The food you eat can influence your mood and energy levels. A healthy diet includes a variety of vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Eating healthy helps you reach and maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of disease. For more information, please see Chapter 8 in Dr. A’s Habits of Health - for additional tips on this topic.

  • Manage stress. Stress is triggered when we are faced with overwhelming demands. Realizing that you are in control of your life is the foundation for managing stress. Take charge of your thoughts and emotions by identifying your stressors and utilizing coping methods that are healthy and productive.

  • Get adequate sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in physical health, brain function, and emotional wellbeing. Aim to get between seven to nine hours of sleep each night to allow your body to refresh.

  • Have a support system. In addition to building connections, your support system can help you handle difficult situations, find resources, and motivate you to succeed. Reach out to me if you need a health coach for additional accountability and support.

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