Finding Your Way to a More Activated Life

by | Apr 15, 2022

Finding Your Way to a More Activated Life

Look around. What surrounds you each day in your home, workplace, or neighborhood, and the resources available to you, can affect your personal wellness. We can’t always choose the environments we live, work, or play in, but taking small steps to make our environments safer and limiting our exposure to potentially harmful substances can help keep us healthier. The term, “environmental wellness” refers to your sense of safety, comfort, and connection with your surroundings. It involves considering the interactions between your environment, your community, and yourself. Environmental wellness can be enhanced by living more in harmony with the planet and your community. Your personal space has a direct impact on your state of mind, emotional well-being, and productivity. And improving this dimension of wellness can be simple and result in a more balanced lifestyle.

Here are a few ways to improve your environmental wellness:

Create a happy and healthy living space. Evaluate your living space. What is pleasing to the eye and what do you find annoying? Make a list of simple steps you  could take to improve your space. You might down-size or declutter, bring in more light, or change some colors. Creating a happy and healthy living space also means paying attention to any toxins or chemicals that enter your home. Take time to learn more about the chemicals in the cleaning products and cosmetics you use and clear out any potentially harmful substances. If you have seasonal or environmental allergies, consider where you could reduce your exposure to potential allergens. Our bodies are bombarded daily with exposure to everyday environmental free radicals that create what is known as oxidative stress which causes our cells and immune system to weaken and is known to be the cause of more than 200 diseases. Alaka’i Associates has scientific breakthrough wellness products to combat oxidative stress and boost your immune system. Check out these helpful home checklists from Blue Zones

Find little spaces of peace and quiet. Take a moment out of your busy day to appreciate your surroundings. You can do this anywhere, but it’s a special treat to be able to do this in your favorite peaceful place. You can find moments of tranquility as you go about your everyday activities. Take a walk, find a seat, and just breathe for a minute. When you’re indoors, choose your favorite window and take a few moments to notice the view.

Make a positive impact on the environment. Recognizing your connection to the health of the planet and living more in harmony with nature are a big part of environmental wellness. Consider the ways you can make a positive impact on the environment. Even small changes add up, so don’t discount the little things you can do like recycling more. You can also support organizations like Kokua Foundation. It’s good for the planet and your wellness. Everyone has the power to make the world a better place, starting right where they live. 

How will you improve your environmental wellness?

Until next time…