8 New Wellness Habits to Add to Your Daily Routine

We all know the basics of daily wellness, like drinking more water, meditating, breathing, etc., but these new wellness habits can help you get out of a rut. Changing things up, or adding new wellness habits, can make you feel better, both physically and mentally.

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Wellness comes in many different forms, so it’s important to try out different habits to find the ones that feel good for you. Check out these 8 new wellness habits you probably haven’t tried before today!

What is Wellness

Wellness is the state of being well. We are supposed to feel good in our minds and body and experience healthy, happy lives. Having good habits, a simple morning routine, or a day of self-care all factor into wellness.

The basics of wellness include eating well, drinking water, moving daily, and meditating, but here are a few new wellness habits you can try!

8 New Wellness Habits to Add to Your Daily Routine

Simple habits can have huge effects on wellbeing! Check out these habits you can add to your daily routine to feel better.

1. Dry Brush

Dry brush is an uncommon technique that has a lot of benefits. This practice uses a dry brush with natural bristles to improve circulation, exfoliate the skin, reduce tension, and improve the lymphatic system (a system that can help remove toxins from the body).

Start at your legs, brushing up. Move to your stomach, again brushing up towards the heart. Move to your arms and brush up. Don’t brush your face.

Take a shower afterward to wash off any dead skin cells you have exfoliated away!

2. Face Massage 

Facial massage can be a great addition to your daily routine. Benefits include releasing retention, increasing circulation, and reducing lymph fluid in the face.

Moisturize the face so that your hand can glide across the surface without tugging at the skin. Breathing deep, press the area of the brows, the area around the eyes, and the jaw. People can even clench their jaws in their sleep so make sure you pay close attention to this area.

Many of us hold tension in our eyes, brows, and jaws. Keep breathing deeply, and focus on the feel. You can even use tools like gua sha, so check out the complete guide to gua sha here!

3. Make Healthy Teas

Drinking water is important, we all know this. Even subtle dehydration can cause full-body problems. Instead of drinking water, however, try teas! Teas have a lot of benefits with a lot of nutrients. 

But Jess, everything is bad nowadays, haven’t you heard about the toxins in bleached tea bags? Yes, and while I don’t think it’s a big deal, I have always reached for loose-leaf tea and used natural ingredients, coincidentally. I have fresh mint in my garden and boost water with lemon for extra vitamin c. You don’t have to grow your tea, but start looking into what superfood plants you want to include in your hot water today! There’s a whole world of benefits waiting.

(Fun fact, the lavender I grow in the backyard tastes horrible in tea, like what? Why?)

4. Mindful Eating

Eating mindfully can be a great wellness habit that can be used daily with ease. This means taking time to eat without distraction. Eating when doing something else may cause overeating as you just eat on autopilot without listening to your body tell you it’s full. Eating while distracted also just makes you miss certain flavors and textures you would have enjoyed.

Eat mindfully, focusing on the food and taking time to take in the senses. Taste, smell, touch, sight, and even hearing.

5. Restorative Yoga

Yoga does not have to be intense or hard. Restorative yoga is gentle, slow, and soft. This type of low-impact stretching is great for calming the body and mind as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PSN). 

The PSN is responsible for calming the body. When you feel stressed, unsure, or fearful, the body activates the sympathetic nervous system (SN). The PSN then returns everything to normal balance if you let it. 

Let this time help you reset from a stressful day with slow, soft stretching!

6. Abhyanga

Abhyanga is a self-oiled massage. This uses coconut oil, avocado oil, or sesame seed oil. This is meant to improve circulation, reduce tension, calm the nerves, reduce signs of aging, and more. It is an act of self-care that can help you reduce pain and pressure in the body, so try it a couple of times a week and see how you feel!

7. Body Tapping

Body tapping is a holistic healing practice that has both mental and physical benefits. Whole-body tapping can help increase blood flow, move lymph fluid, and reduce tension. People who practice it for a while also report emotional benefits, such as releasing emotions that have built up in an area. The areas of focus are usually related to chakra centers, so if you resonate with this wellness habit, check out chakra mediations next!

Take a comfortable seat, and make fists with your hands. Lightly tap the area 2 inches below your belly button. In eastern practice, this area is the core that powers the body. Next, tap the solar plexus, the area below the ribcage. This area is said to hold a lot of emotions, so allow yourself to feel and breathe through anything that comes up. Next tap your chest, the area around the heart.

I like to take time to tap the shoulders to help reduce the tension in the shoulders as well!

8. Nurture Gut Health

Nurturing gut health is highly underrated for overall wellbeing. The gut plays an important role in your metabolism and immune system, so a healthy gut is essential. Take probiotics to help balance the gut and eat prebiotics to feed the good gut bacteria. Learn what to eat and what to avoid today for balanced microbiota health!

About 90% of serotonin, the chemical responsible for good moods, is made in the gut. A balanced gut health allows for every aspect of your body and mind to improve. Gut health affects muscle, skin health, metabolism, and mental wellbeing, so check out these free resources to fix gut health easily today!

The Takeaway

Use these 8 new wellness tips to increase health and wellbeing exponentially. Usually, little habits we include in our day offer huge changes for the better.

Learn the 8 dimensions of wellness here, and start practicing different ways to nurture yourself. Practice self-care, move daily, nourish your body, and take care of gut health always. 

Remember that health starts from within! Small habits can fuel lifelong change, one day at a time.

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