These subtle, little tweaks to your everyday routine can have a big impact on how you feel.
Since the pandemic began, I’ve made some subtle tweaks to my wellness routine and they’ve had a noticeable impact on my overall well-being. I actually smile more because of them.
Here are three things I’ve been doing that can help you, too.
Open the windows as much as possible. Circulate that fresh air into every corner of your home. Let nature naturally bring in new energy. Smell the freshly cut grass, the evening breeze. Working with the windows open, I’ve grown to love the chirps of the birds and the crickets, and other natural sounds.
Make more home-cooked meals. Recipe inspiration is everywhere. From websites to cookbooks, there is something on the menu for everyone. My husband and I batch bake and bulk cook on the weekend for our family's different dietary needs to save time and energy, especially during busy weeknights.
Add some houseplants. Green is my husband’s favorite color, so little by little, we’ve been acquiring more green in the form of houseplants. Of course, if you have little ones or pets, make sure the plants are kid- and pet-friendly. I like plants you can use in meals, like basil you can use to make delicious basil pesto as a topping for chicken, fish or pasta.
Practice It: Choose One Thing
Pick one thing from the list above or another small tweak you’ve been wanting to try. After a day, notice whether you feel different. Write it down. Repeat this exercise after one week, two weeks and a month to document how this minor tweak has brought value to your life.