How we all look after our wellness and wellbeing is a core value of TEMPLESPA, through our award-winning products, beautiful aromatherapy blends, brand story and beyond. We love to share different wellbeing activities that you can do to look after both your physical and emotional wellbeing – and here are 5 you can easily add into your daily routine.
1. Take a walk
Schedule time in your diary for a walk before or after work or during your lunchtime break, it’s a great way to take yourself away from whatever you’re working on and have dedicated time for yourself. Hit play on a podcast or a mix of your favourite music to enjoy listening to or why not combine a task like going to the shops or picking up a coffee so your walk has a purpose? Once you get into a regular walking routine it’ll become a natural part of your daily diary and positively impact your physical wellbeing!
2. Make a call
Can you count how many times you pick up the phone and actually call someone each week? We’ve become very accustomed to texting and using social media to talk to our friends and family, but a phone call can go the distance in boosting your wellbeing and making stronger connections with others. It might just be to update on what’s happened in your weeks, planning an outing together or simply a check-in to see how they’re getting on. Be bold and pick up the phone!
3. Try a new skill
Rest assure we’re not thinking about sitting exams and becoming a newly qualified vet in 6 months! It can be learning to cook a new dish, volunteering for a new responsibility at work, taking on a DIY project that’s been on your to-do list for a long while – the possibilities are endless! Writing and gardening are wonderful new skills to discover, as well as being super soothing and calming activities to help unwind after a busy or stressful day that will help your emotional wellbeing.
4. Bring nature to you
Our emotional wellbeing can be greatly improved by nature and if you’re not near a park or area to venture out into, you can always bring nature to you at home! Peace lilies and spider and rubber plants are all great houseplant options to help benefit air quality and overall emotional wellbeing. Find a plant which is inexpensive and easy to maintain, but still brings you joy!
5. Breathing exercises
Actively connecting with our breath can help us relax, unwind and reduce levels of stress, and our favourite part of all is that they don’t have to take a long time and tick the boxes for having a positive impact on both your physical and emotional wellbeing. Start by looking at how you’re sitting, sit in a comfortable chair with both feet flat on the floor, close your eyes, then inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Really focus on expanding your abdomen, then exhale slowly through your mouth and keep repeating until you feel calm and balanced again. You can try it laying down or standing up if you would prefer to!