Health and wellness are closely linked. We can impact our health levels by increasing our feelings of wellbeing. However, one thing I want to make 100% clear before I begin today’s post is that positive thinking alone CANNOT cure diseases.
Serious illnesses need proven and tested treatments, in no way shape or form am I suggesting you drop any conventional medicine or advice. Please continue following your doctors advice or seeking professional medical help when needed.
With that said, your level of wellness can most certainly affect your health. Science has studied the fact that our immune systems become weakened when we’re feeling low and negative, and that optimism can increase our health. This means we’re more prone to illnesses creeping in. If left unaddressed for a long period of time, this can lead to more serious illnesses.
Therefore, addressing your wellness levels is essential for giving your immune system a boost AND also isn’t it worth feeling good for the sake of it anyway? Of course it is! 🙂
Now that we’ve outlined how health and wellness can be linked, I think it’s a more productive use of our time to see what wellness methods are available, and which are the most effective.
It’s worth mentioning that certain wellness techniques may interest some, but others wouldn’t be comfortable or willing to give them a try. Knowing yourself, your values, likes and dislikes, use your common sense to navigate the following list to see if anything tickles your fancy.
Here’s a list of common and popular wellness methods:
- Fitness & Exercising
- Massage & Spa Treatment
- Watching Comedies
There are many more options out there, but these seem to be among the most common and popular solutions…
Some of the options on the above list may have raised a few eyebrows, however, these are all tried and tested methods that work for specific types of people. For example, if you enjoy gardening, you’ll know that it gives you a boost of positivity and a “feel good” sensation. Whereas gardening for other people may not do so, in fact it might invoke the opposite feelings.
It’s clear that wellness methods are linked to people with certain interests. However, I do feel that options such as meditation and mindfulness would be beneficial to all since they operate on a “mental” level which we all function through.
For example, mindfulness is a skill that allows us to observe our thoughts from an unbiased point of view. The ability to take ourselves out of a situation, to see it for what it truly is, is a peaceful and enlightening experience. Mindfulness can help us to make better choices and decision in our lives, that align with our core values and goals.
Meditation is the process of deepening and progressing our mindfulness skills…
Give whichever point on the list excites and intrigues you most a try, see how you feel during and afterwards. After partaking in an activity that we enjoy, our levels of optimism and positivity raise up high, boosting our immune systems causing us to feel better.
If we do this activity on a daily or very regular basis, we provide ourselves with a natural source of stress relief and protection from illnesses. However, unfortunately this doesn’t mean to say we won’t get ill still. However, it may reduce the chances of catching illnesses or make them easier to deal with.
Some of the options on this list might surprise you. You might give one of them a try or begin your research to realise that you’d quite like to give it a go. For example, yoga is a very peaceful, smooth, and relaxing experience (depending on which type you try!). It isn’t always people’s first choice, but the mind skills and awareness developed from regular yoga practice are powerful.
Alternatively, sport sticks out as a wellness method. Sport can mean being a spectator or actively engaging in the sporting activities. The rush of excitement and emotions when your team scores a goal or point is an excellent energy and optimism booster.
Wrapping things up…
Overall, it’s clear that our health can be linked to our level of wellness. I urge you to try out one or more of the options from the above list, to see if you can improve your level of wellbeing and optimism in life.
Also, don’t be afraid to seek out other options or do “more” of the things that currently give you a boost in positivity and optimism (as long as they’re healthy!).
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post. Like, share, and comment below, as I always love hearing your thoughts!