Five critical wellness goals for women

Are you guilty of taking your physical and mental health for granted? To help you feel better, here are five critical wellness goals for women.

When many of us consider our own wellness, we tend to focus on the physical side. While it’s fine to want to be more fit or to eat a healthy diet, wellness is about more than just how you look. Overall wellness includes your emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Too often, women are forced to transfer most of their efforts outside of themselves. Career and family obligations don’t always leave much time for modern women to concentrate on their self-care routines.

Setting wellness goals can help you to recenter your focus on your health. In the same ways that an aura reading machine can tell you how you are feeling, making wellness a priority in your life can help you self-evaluate and consider your needs. Let’s take a look at a few critical wellness goals that every woman should set in 2022.

1) Regular activity

Activity doesn’t necessarily mean time at the gym pumping iron. Any movement can be considered an activity or exercise. If you are not the type of person that enjoys a traditional workout, you can get creative with activities that bring your joy at the same time as providing you with enough exercise.

Regular exercise can help you to manage your stress, improve your overall health, and maintain your cognitive powers. If you would rather skip the gym, you can try other activities that bring you more joy, like riding your bike, hiking in the woods, dance lessons, swimming, or playing with your children or grandchildren.

2) Mindfulness

Many studies have been done on the positive effects of regular meditation that it is surprising that every woman doesn’t do it. Taking just a few minutes a day to calm your mind and body can be both rewarding and refreshing. Stress management should be a modern woman’s priority. If you are new to meditation to gain mindfulness, there are many online apps that can help guide you through the process. 

3) Sleep

Most women aren’t getting enough sleep. If you are not sleeping seven to eight hours a day, you may be suffering from fatigue, insomnia, depression, and other conditions caused by a lack of sleep. When you sleep, you are giving your body time to rejuvenate itself and be ready to operate at peak performance. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you probably have trouble focusing, experiencing moodiness, and feeling drained. 

4) Switch off

Most of our daily routines involve the online network of the internet. Whether you work online, watch TV online, or scroll endlessly through your Instagram and Facebook accounts, you are likely spending too much time being connected to the wrong things. Give yourself and your mind a break at least once a week by switching off. Turn off your phone, shut off the TV, power down your devices and give your mind a break from the media circus.

5) Get outdoors

The cure to many of life’s little problems can be found on the other side of your front door. Making a goal to spend more time outside will be a rewarding and healthy experience. Spending just 30 minutes outdoors has been proven to elevate mood, decrease stress, lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.     

If you are dedicated to self-care this year, it’s important to set the right goals for yourself. Follow these tips to help you put your own wellness first and get back in touch with the things that matter most in your life.       

Photo by Peter Conlan