Nourishing the Mind and Body
Nourishing, by definition, means supporting with food or nutrition, providing what is needed for life, health, and development. Besides edibles, the foods that we chew or sip are a secondary source of 'food' that is not present on our tables. The way we treat the body, mind, and spirit cast a broad net around every day self-care routines.
Retreats like wellness retreat Australia are a perfect way to unwind, rejuvenate, and explore one's inner self. It's easy to compromise self-care beyond meals, in the busy-ness of a day, a week, or a semester. The day's norms involving work and family can quickly bring down personal care on the priority list.
Here are some top tips to help nourish the body and mind
Don't be tied down to your daily routine; give yourself a break and go on a wellness retreat. You'll have a chance to take on a variety of adventures and explore. Try switching things to keep your life interesting
Positive social connections
Research confirms the positive effect of social experiences on our brains. Joining a club or an adventure social group is an investment in self. Studies also go so far as showing that social engagement is a key to avoiding dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Even simple communication with people keeps our minds busy as they hunt for thoughts and organize them into appropriate bytes of communication. Furthermore, let's not forget that being part of a social network promotes healthy habits, most commonly joining a walking group or taking part in any group exercise. So keep close to your friends and family to help keep the cognitive process.
Get Good sleep
Sleep enables our body to repair and heal from the day-to-day stress it faces. It is particularly important to strive for at least seven hours of sleep every day. Try to move your bedtime up 30 minutes earlier, practice good sleep hygiene, and breathe relaxation techniques if you don't sleep as comfortably as you once did.
Eat a balanced diet
That is, eating healthy. The mountain of studies promoting an overall diet focused on plants is almost as significant for our wellbeing as exercise. Stay away from inflammatory foods, sugar-spiking, and insulin-releasing, such as processed carbohydrates (think all added sugars and anything made from meals).
Target plant-based diet. The more colorful and healthier the fruits or vegetables, the more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they have. Vitamin pills and other supplements still really aren't effective.
We all have life stressors. What's different is how much we allow the stressors to pressure us. What could we do? Indeed, meditation works. Response to relaxation works. Yoga does work.
There are many other calming activities for those who think Yoga is not their thing. That can mean swimming, sewing, walking, and swimming. Anything quiet and peaceful that allows you to take deep breaths and be calm, focused with enjoyment.
We may not be able to do all these things every day. But if we make self-care a goal and try to deal with all these factors regularly, we're going to feel good. The better we feel and function, the more we can accomplish most things.