Taking Care of You

February, 2021

Everyone knows that taking care of our bodies is important. Some people take care of their bodies by going to the gym or yoga studio, walking the lake, or attending therapy. While all of these places help with wellness, today we are focusing on creating a wellness space in your own home. This makes it easier to take a break, relax, and care for yourself without leaving your house!

Step 1: Location. Where do you want your wellness area to be? How much space do you have? A wellness area can be as simple as a corner in your room or as extravagant as a separate living space. Wherever you choose, make sure the space works for you to have alone time and focus on yourself.

Step 2: Intent. What is going to bring you peace in your wellness area? Exercise? Yoga? Journaling? Rest? Reading? Set your intention and then allow your body to follow through.

Step 3: Create. Add what you need to make your space effective; such as, a yoga mat, weights, journal, speaker, pillows, or books.

Wellness areas are important because they offer you a place of peace to reflect, relax, breathe, count your blessings, calm down, or get back on track. Every person is different so every wellness area will look different as well.

My personal wellness space is in my family’s barn. During the pandemic, we converted this old barn into a hangout space and workout area. It was fun to rip off the siding, nail up tin, and add a loft. After construction, we added furniture and equipment. My favorite space is the workout area! Physical activity makes me feel happier, stronger, and more confident.

A couple months ago, my mom also created a wellness room at her work. She turned the break room into a relaxing space. She included small exercise equipment, yoga materials, and a relaxing chair. This offers her and her co-workers a space to take a break, de-stress, and calm their minds.

Wellness rooms are all about taking care of your body and creating a space that best fits you! Have fun making your wellness area and feel free to share your space on Instagram by tagging @alwellbeing and @KlockeKailtyn.

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