Transformation

Don’t be Afraid of Wellness

10/14/2021
Blog Post
Author: Abby

I get it—starting your wellness journey can feel so daunting and overwhelming not to mention it takes a while to see results. So why should you even try? The feeling of closing my laptop after a long day of working from home. Ahhh... the woes of today are past and the only thing I want to do is curl up on the couch with a big bowl of ice cream. Even though my chocolate ice cream is delicious (and I could eat several bowls a day), eating it may make me feel good for that one moment. But overall, I don’t really feel any more well than I did with my perma-grin on Zoom 45 mins earlier. And it isn’t helping feel more motivated at home or be more efficient and focused at work.

So I’ve dedicated this month to feeling well. Feeling well about who I am and feeling well in my body. I’m getting off the couch and trading in my daily bowl of comfort ice cream to try one new activity that improves my mental or physical wellbeing every day. Now I’m not talking about running five miles or doing meditative yoga for one hour a day, although maybe I will someday. I’m talking about simple, every day, wellbeing that gives me that feeling of actually being better. Sometimes I go for a long walk, other times I cook a healthy dinner. Taking small steps like this have helped me feel better and feel more energized for work and home.

Don’t be scared of being well or doing things to make you feel well. This October, the only thing you should fear is vampires and ghouls, not your wellness. Here are three simple steps to start working towards a healthier you:

Mind Over Matter

Mindfulness is one of the buzzwords that gets thrown around a lot in wellness conversation. Not only can mindfulness be helpful in your personal life, but it can also help you improve your other soft skills at work and increase productivity. Don’t want to do it alone. No worries. You can schedule a Demystifying Mindfulness session with a trained instructor and learn what it’s all about. Or if you want to focus on being mindful during a specific task, check out Mindfulness Knitting Basics for Beginners or Zen Origami.

Take a Walk

Take advantage of the cool autumn weather and go for a stroll around your neighborhood to help your mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), regular physical activity can help keep your mind sharp as you age and can even reduce your risk of depression and anxiety. While it may sound frightful, just remember it doesn’t have to be miles long, and you don’t have to tackle every hill in your hometown. Just get moving! Pro tip: save something you're excited to listen to for your walk, like a new podcast or a new album by your favorite band. You’ll be more motivated for your walk knowing you can listen to something you’re excited about. You can also check out a Contemplative Movement session with Bundle, where you’ll learn to move more mindfully and focus on the connection between your physical and mental wellbeing.

What’s in your fridge?

Healthy eating has come a long way since our parents told us to eat our vegetables at the dinner table. Not only is it delicious, but certain diets can help improve brain health. Take the MIND Diet that focuses you on eating what foods promote a healthy brain and prevent cognitive decline. With an Bundle instructor, you can explore the MIND diet and prepare a healthy meal that’s good for your mind and body.

With Bundle there to help with your wellbeing and you have nothing to fear. We are here to support you on your journey to wellness, so you can focus on you. Sign up today and see how you can start feeling well.

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