What wellness type things do you do?

I never really know what self care should look like. I am interested to focus on my health and wellness and would love to hear what others do to help with feeling better and better health.
I take vitamins (when I remember)
I walk every day
Take bubble baths!

Anyone suggest anything else? Or what do you enjoy doing?



  • jsmader
    jsmader Posts: 1 Member
    I do yoga every Morning. I am also looking for more wellness ideas
  • MaggieGirl135
    MaggieGirl135 Posts: 978 Member
    Being outside…on the deck with a cup of coffee, hiking or just doing yard work.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,566 Member
    30 minutes of any type of cardio, at least 3 times of resistance training a week, moisturize you skin daily, find an hour a day to just relax, 6-8 hours of total sleep a day.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition


  • NumberGood
    NumberGood Posts: 18 Member
    I think self-care is so important. When I'm stressed, it becomes even more so.

    For me, I take inspirational quotes, memes, etc. plus my daily schedule and construct everything in a way that I can record it all, and play it back twice daily.

    I usually listen to the same music every day too. Listening to the same songs rarely gets old, because the songs are positive and I well identify with them.

    I'm beginning to walk and lift dumbbells. But, I also meditate too.

    I try and balance all of this stuff, as taking care of myself can be challenging.
  • nossmf
    nossmf Posts: 9,276 Member
    Alarms to wake up in the morning (even on weekend, just a little later than during the week) AND alarms to tell me to GO TO BED. I average an hour more sleep per night when I don't ignore the time and stay up late watching TV or reading.

    Daily exercise of some form.

    I avoid all social media (except MFP). Just too much negativity all over the place, too much judgment.

    Track my calories every day, making sure to leave room for a daily dessert. Even if just 100 calories to indulge in a miniature candy bar.

    Devote time to giving scratches to my dog.

    Each day, talk for at least 10 minutes on the phone with a friend/relative who's not local.

    Attend weekly religious service, usually as a member of my church choir (which includes a weekly rehearsal on a different night).
  • Holly_Wood_888
    Holly_Wood_888 Posts: 264 Member
    edited April 2023
    Every night I walk the dog . It’s as much for him as it is for me . Just being in the quiet after being with littles all day is much needed!

    I recently started taking epsom salt baths .

    I go hiking every two weeks with a friend, sans kids!

    Mud masks

    I started pelvic floor Physio therapy a few months ago, it’s a monthly appointment.

    Taking fifteen minutes to slow down and eat during the day ! I actually struggle to stop moving.

    Organic foods as much as possible, limiting dairy and sugar and gluten because I know my body feels better.
  • fishbonz3497
    fishbonz3497 Posts: 13 Member
    I take a walk daily resistance train and turned off the news.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 24,932 Member
    edited May 2023
    Exercise daily - especially walking and cycling
    Listening to a wide variety of music
    Walking my cat after work

    I try to eat a reasonably healthy diet plus vitamins.

    Sleep -- never enough!
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,566 Member
    Mani/pedicures, full body massage, chill playing my guitar, have quiet time (meaning no tv, phone, etc.) just for at least half an hour and reflect on what I did, what I will do and future plans, cleaning my house (calms me and makes me feel total sense of accomplishment).

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

  • springlering62
    springlering62 Posts: 7,551 Member
    Get that morning sunlight in.
    Meditation, every day I do just 10 minutes, phone silent, house silent.
    Dance around the house naked.
    And I love being in nature

    That almost reads like a haiku. 👍🏻
  • NoodleAddict89
    NoodleAddict89 Posts: 12 Member
    Meditation,yoga, crochet, massage, cooking, reading, facials, walking/hikes in nature
  • SafariGalNYC
    SafariGalNYC Posts: 932 Member
    I’ve been working on eating a nutrient dense diet, meditation, de stressing.. enough sleep and my biggest wellness challenge I am working on is setting limits on cell phone usage esp before bed.
  • justanotherjen13
    justanotherjen13 Posts: 419 Member
    I keep a journal of my daily routine.

    Every day, I start my journal by recapping what I did the night before after I finished the previous journal then write about what I did that morning and then plan out my day (chores, shopping lists, etc). I also use it to work through whatever problems I'm having mentally/emotionally.

    I've only missed a handful of days since I started it in February 2017 and feel lost until I get my journal started for the day.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,566 Member
    Get enough rest
    Eat a balanced diet
    Exercise for health, fitness and stress reduction
    Enjoy time with family
    Take care of everyday things for good health (oral care, skin care, etc.)
    Have an optimistic outlook on everything even in the worse situations
    Like myself unconditionally

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 35+ years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

  • x3yippee
    x3yippee Posts: 3 Member
    Skincare, taking care of my nails, journaling, spending time with family, drinking 80 oz of water a day
  • PrettyGritt
    PrettyGritt Posts: 8 Member
    I’m a big believer of in that it’s not just one thing but many that increases your chances of success and happiness.
    I love to
    Spend as much time as I can in the sun
    Take time to do beauty treatments manis pedis face masks etc
    I’ve invested in a vibration platform which I use everyday
    I take a lot of vitamins and supplements which have made a massive difference to my health
    I eat food that pleases me and doesn’t upset my body
    Take time to relax every day
    I have a sauna blanket which I use everyday

    Make the time to stop and talk to strangers and SMILE 😊