When I first started looking into this, I was thinking, what? Change your health? How, Why? Looking further into this theory, I started to realize the possibilities of changing your life, and your health is very possible.
Yes, is the short answer! The long answer is the answer to this question – what area of your health are you wanting to change? Today I’m going to dive into resetting your spiritual health, environmental and your overall lifestyle! Why? I believe, as women, and even Dad’s , we get so overly concerned about everyone else’s health, we forget to take time for us! Keep reading for more ways that you can take me time. Some may see obvious, but I believe that it’s the little things that can still give us the most joy.
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Simple Guide to Resetting Your Wellness
Resetting your wellness is all about analyzing your health and wellness, seeing what is working and what isn’t, and making small changes that will improve your health.
Sound easy? That’s because it is! But just because it is easy, doesn’t mean people automatically do it. It is also easy to get caught up in your daily routine and habits, without really knowing why you do them or if they are improving your life.
That is why doing a reset can be so helpful. It lets you take a pause, reflect on your choices and lifestyle, and figure out where you want to make improvements.
Your health and wellness encompasses nearly every facet of your life, from nutrition and exercise, to your mental health and behaviors.
This blog posts is going to guide you through the process of resetting these 5 important areas of your wellness:
Your Spiritual Health
Your Personal Life and Choices
Keep reading to get started on your health reset!
Something that people often forget about when it comes to health and wellness is your spiritual health. This is about nurturing your soul, balancing out the choices you make to improve your life, and what brings you joy, peace, and light.
Your spiritual health can be about many things, from expressing gratitude to finding your purpose and more meaning in your life. While for some people this includes religion, it absolutely doesn’t have to.
What Does Spirituality Mean to You?
If you want to “reset’ your spiritual health, you need to start with understanding what spirituality is, and what it means to you personally. This might be an organized religion or faith for you, or just your relationship with the environment around you.
The great thing about spirituality is that it can be whatever you want it to be. With that being said, here are some ways to determine what spirituality means to you, and how you want to include it more in your life during this wellness reset.
Do you belong to an organized religion? An easy place to start is to decide whether or not religion has a place in your life. If you already belong to an organized religion, this is likely where your personal spirituality is going to be.
If you are a religious person, now might be a good time to reflect on your place within that religion, and whether or not you feel connected to it. If not, it might be time to talk with friends who belong to the same religion, as well as a pastor, priest, or other church-affiliated member.
What are your primary moral codes and values? Whether you belong to a religion or not, a big part of spirituality has to do with what your personal moral codes and values are. Everyone can have good values in their life, want to be good people, and send a positive message out to the world, regardless of what your spiritual or religious life entails.
Why do you want to work on your spiritual health? Lastly, ask yourself why you are interested in exploring spirituality in the first place. Are you struggling with something right now? Are you questioning your belief system? Are you looking for a higher power?
What Feeds Your Soul?
To delve deeper into your spiritual health, ask yourself what feeds your soul. Not just what is good for your mental and physical health, but what lights you up, brings you hope and happiness, makes you feel complete.
This can be anything from nature and the world around you, to specific people, activities, morals, or forms of entertainment.
When Was the Last Time You Were in Nature?
Nature can make you feel more connected to the world around you, and tap into your own inner spirituality. Spiritual people feel very connected to nature and mother earth. They spend a good amount of time outdoors among the trees, watching waves crash in the ocean or exploring nearby lakes and rivers, and spending time right in their own backyard.
During a wellness reset, it is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of whatever type of nature you have near you.
What are You the Most Grateful For?
Lastly, try to practice more gratitude by writing down what you are grateful for in your life. Gratitude often leads to a spiritual awakening, believe it or not. And it is so easy to do!
To practice gratitude, all you have to do is create a practice where you write down what you are most grateful for. You can do this in your daily journal, or dedicate a journal or notebook specifically to your gratitude practice.
Remember that gratitude can be about anything, big or small. Nothing is off limits, no matter how inconsequential it might seem.
Your environmental health is about the environment where you spend your time, including your home and where you work. Everything about your environment impacts your health and wellness, from how clean your home is, to whether or not your workspace (and even your car) is organized and tidy.
Organize and Declutter
Begin your environmental health reset by organizing, decluttering, and purging your home of anything you no longer have a use for. Even if it is something you are used to seeing every day, you might not realize you don’t have a need for it, or it no longer sparks any joy.
Step 1: Purge
It is easiest to go through one room or area at a time, and really be patient with the process. Start by looking in each room at what you can see without opening any cabinets or drawers. This includes furniture, accessories, blankets and pillows, artwork, and anything on countertops or dressers.
Remove any items you don’t want anymore or don’t need, and either choose to throw them away, donate them, or sell them.
Once you have done this, go through each room, opening every closet, cabinet, and drawer and doing the same thing. You might have a third “maybe” pile that you will need to think on a bit more before you make your final decision.
Step 2: Declutter
During the declutter phase, you are going to take what you intend to keep and try to at least get it to the area of your home where you intend to store it or display it. Don’t worry about perfecting the place or organization just yet; that is coming in the next step.
Once again, go room to room, and move belongs around to where you think they will fit best.
Step 3: Organize
Finally, get everything in your home organized. You may want to purchase some drawer and cabinet organizers, baskets, bins, and other items that will help you accomplish this. The thing to remember is that everything in your home should have a place. One place where it belongs, and you always know to place it when you’re done with it.
If it doesn’t have a proper place, then maybe you don’t really need to keep it.
Do a Seasonal Clean
Once you are done with the declutter and organization step, you can then go through your home and do a deep clean. Decide if this is something you want to do yourself, or have a professional company handle. Your reset does not rely on you to do the cleaning yourself, though that will help you save some money.
Think of this as a spring clean, so you are not just cleaning floors and wiping down countertops. You want to clean the windows and windowsills, baseboards, walls, and ceilings. Your home should be completely spotless by the time you’re done.
Don’t forget about areas of your home that probably don’t get cleaned often, like your roof and gutters, basement, attic, and fireplace.
Set Up a Cleaning Routine
Once you have done these two steps, create a cleaning routine so that you can keep up with the clean and decluttered home. This is going to save you a lot of time later on by not having to do these deep cleans that take days to complete.
Consider your current schedule when deciding on a good cleaning routine for your home. It will probably depend on how much time you have, your days off, and what time of day you have the house to yourself to get this done without distractions. Don’t forget about assigning chores to your kids as well! I have the cutest chore chart in my free printables hub! Make sure to grab it from here!
Don’t Forget About Your Workspace
Your workspace is just as important! This is part of your environment, whether it is at home or in the office. It should be included in the organization and deep clean part of the process. If you don’t work at home, try to make it to your office after hours or before the day begins so you can clean and organize your desk as much as possible.
The reset is a good time to set a cleaning schedule for your workspace as well. You will increase your productivity greatly just by having a decluttered workspace.
Resetting your wellness is also going to include the choices you make and habits you have as they pertain to your personal life. This is in addition to mental and physical health, and your environment, and include things like friendships, relationships, goals, hobbies, and finances.
Check Your Finances
This is a good place to start, because once you have your financial situation sorted out, a lot of the other things in your life tend to fall into place. I have been using the snowball debt method, and I will be showing how this has helped me pay off credit card debt, and start saving money in future blog posts.
When looking at your finances, there are a few different areas to consider:
Your current financial situation
Your past debt you are paying off
Your future financial goals
Take each area one at a time, so that you can make a good plan moving forward.
Your current financial situation – Before you do anything else, you should understand where you stand right now in your finances. This includes your average income and where the income comes from, your debt, current bills and expenses, any expenses coming up, and if your income or expenses are planning on changing any time soon.
Look at paychecks, IRS documents, and all bank accounts to get this information.
Your past debt – The next thing to do is take a closer look at your debt, and figure out a good debt repayment strategy. There are many ways to pay off debt, from paying off the lowest amount first, to paying a certain amount to each debt every month.
Your future financial goals – Finally, consider what your financial goals are. Do you want to buy a house or a new car? Are you trying to build a savings account? Are you interested in investing? Deciding on short-term and long-term goals now is going to help you create the best plan that tackles all 3 areas of your financial situation.
Make Time for Family and Friends
Moving on to your friendships and relationships. Remember that a life reset isn’t just about you and your own health, but nurturing your other relationships. This should be included in your lifestyle reset, as you decide what your priorities are, how to adjust your schedule, and what type of support system you want to build in your life.
Don’t Forget About Your Own Interests
Lastly, you can work on adding some more of your own interests and hobbies into your life. Perhaps there is a creative activity you have been wanting to try, or you want to work on developing a healthier routine. All of this is included in your lifestyle.
Life and health is about balance, not perfection. That should be your biggest goal when it comes to your wellness reset.
I will be uploading a free self care planner in my printables hub. Keep checking back for this sweet freebie!