Held every June, Global Wellness Day is a day of celebration of the self and living well; an ode to this positive lifestyle that holds so much value in our lives. First celebrated in 2012, this day is now recognized by more than 150 countries in 8,000 different locations with events ranging from marathons to workout classes to festivals, among others. However, there are simple ways to celebrate right from your home or in your neighborhood.
It is a day for us, so why not celebrate it with a bit of self-care activities mixed in? With this in mind, here are a few ways to celebrate Global Wellness Day:
CELEBRATE WITH A SWEAT SESSION
If this is something you already do daily, then you’re off to an amazing start! If not, grab a few friends and pick a morning workout class that you would like to enjoy. You will be celebrating your friendship and a life of wellness!
Your options are vast from yoga to a simple morning run, so there is something for everyone. If you don’t have time in the morning, try a brief workout session in the evening. And don’t forget the most important thing – recovery. Take time after your workout to recover – whether by massaging your aching muscles with a soothing balm or stretching your body, take time to let your body recover.
FIND PEACE WITH A MOMENT OF MEDITATION
Wellness goes far beyond the movement of the body; it also encompasses the stillness of both the mind and body. Your ability to master and control your thoughts will not only improve your overall well-being but also help you feel happier!
Take a moment to clear your mind, focus on your breathing and repeat a positive affirmation for the day. It’s your own personal celebration of this beautiful day and a celebration of your inner self.
ELEVATE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
Give yourself a bit of TLC by extending your daily skincare routine. This could be as easy as including your favorite mask while working from home, performing a Gua Sha session for a nice lift and de-puffing with your preferred facial oil, or even using your favorite cold eye mask for a quick pick-me-up.
Pick your preferred skincare practice and products and choose this day to take your time. Notice how it makes you feel. Enjoy it. This is not only a celebration of Global Wellness Day, but also a celebration of a healthy routine that nurtures you.
CREATE A WELLNESS SANCTUARY
Something that is crucial in any home (big or small) is a place to relax, disconnect and replenish – a space of wellness just for you. Name it what you’d like, we’ll refer to it as a wellness sanctuary. A space like this is crucial for your sanity and self.
Simply, pick a place in your home, even if it’s just a small nook, and create a wellness space for you. Select items that relax you, inspire you, and help you move (or sit still) – it is all based on your preference.
Some examples include a meditation corner, workout area, inspiration lounge, or even a comfortable journaling area, among others. Take your pick and make your mix!
CELEBRATE WITH WELLNESS CUISINE
Celebrate Global Wellness Day by focusing on an intricate part of our nourishment – our daily meals. Take your celebration to the kitchen by finally trying one of the delicious recipes you have saved on Pinterest.
This activity is actually a two-pronged celebration since you are cooking a nourishing meal but also practicing something called moving meditation. You see, by cooking and focusing on your meal, you are allowing your mind to rest and be in the present – a form of meditation.
And this celebration does not have to be on your own, invite a few friends to enjoy this Global Wellness Day activity with you.
SOAK IN NATURE
The wellness benefits of nature are endless yet the time you spend to get the results can be as little as 17 minutes each day, according to a study published in the Journal of Scientific Reports. That is a short amount of time to reap some major benefits for your mind and body.
Celebrate Global Wellness Day by taking a walk or jog around your local park or neighborhood. Plan a beach day or simply enjoy nature while sitting in your patio. The point is to enjoy the benefits of nature and soak in the fresh air and health benefits, while you’re at it.
KNEAD YOUR WAY TO WELLNESS
A perfect option for couples - select your favorite body oils and give each other massages to refresh the body and mind. Not only will you be spending quality time together, but you’ll be celebrating a wellness practice that makes you both feel amazing and relaxed. Our favorite body oil – ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Oil or the De-Stress Massage Oil.
Upgrade your celebration by turning it into a spa day at home with a romantic and relaxing soak in the tub, followed by mini-facials using your preferred beauty masks and even a mini mani/pedi session. What a beautiful way to celebrate Global Wellness Day with your partner.
MAKE IT YOUR GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY CELEBRATION
While these are just a few suggestions, there are a vast amount of activities to choose from to celebrate Global Wellness Day. Select an experience that fits you and enjoy it alone or with those you love. This day is about you. And, that’s the beauty of wellness; you can make it as simple or intricate as you like. Make it count!
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