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Easy Tips to Incorporate Wellness into Your Day

Easy Tips to Incorporate Wellness into Your Day

Work, family, kids, activities, hobbies… there’s a lot going on in our lives. With so much to do and so little time, it can be pretty difficult to take a moment and really focus on you. How are you doing? How do you feel? How can you take care of yourself?

Wellness is all about living a complete, healthy lifestyle and incorporating smart choices into your everyday life. It means taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to other priorities. Luckily, today we thought of a couple ways to bring it back to the forefront of your life. Here are some easy tips on how to incorporate wellness into your day.

Stick to the same bedtime.
One way to make sure your body feels energized and relaxed is to stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Bad sleep doesn’t necessarily come from staying up late, but rather from inconsistency—long nights here, short nights there, sleeping during the day then not being able to sleep at night, etc. Pick a time that works for you, then try to stick to it as much as possible. When you make sleep a priority in your schedule, your body will thank you for it.

Eat breakfast.
We get it. You’re rushing, the family’s in a hurry, everybody is running late. But, like most experts say, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Wake up 10 minutes earlier and make sure to incorporate a delicious, nutritious breakfast into your morning. If morning time really is a significant rush, invest in some breakfast bars or on-the-go snacks so you can still get something in your stomach. You will have more mental and physical energy to start your day off and keep it going throughout.

Do easy exercises.
Have a few minutes over lunch? Go for a walk around the building, a quick jog around the blog or even just some light stretches. Exercise is important, but it can be difficult to be involved when life is already crazy. Figure out some ways to incorporate easy exercises into your everyday activities. For example, if the kids are watching TV, do some quick stretches. As tough as it is to make a habit, exercising now will make you feel better later.

Keep a journal.
Have you ever kept a journal before? Experts say that keeping a journal and writing down your thoughts or feelings can have significant mental and emotional health benefits. It helps you get everything out on paper, where you can make sense of it or choose to simply let it go. Choose a time every day to sit down and jot out a few ideas, whether that be in the morning when you’re just waking up, or at night as you’re processing the day. If you want to incorporate the feeling of wellness in your life, journaling is a great first step.

Try meditating.
Take your mental, emotional and spiritual health even further by practicing some meditation in your spare time. Meditation can simply mean sitting down, relaxing, taking deep breaths and focusing on being present in the moment. Meditation will help you to feel more at peace in your everyday life, and fully accept everything around you, for a more well-rounded self.

When life is busy, personal wellness can often be our last priority, but it doesn’t have to be. There are simple steps we can take every day to fully incorporate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness into our lives. Try out some of these ideas next time life is crazy and see how you feel.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

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