When it comes to supporting well-being, we believe in finding small ways to check in with ourselves throughout the day, which is why we connected with clinical psychologist Dr. Rachel Goldman to bring you a checklist of considerations to help you feel your best.
✨ Set aside five minutes to practice daily gratitude
Research shows that those who practice gratitude are happier, more optimistic and have a clearer perspective on life. Carve out two minutes at the end of your morning workout or before bedtime to take inventory of things you might be losing sight of—and take note of the things you’re grateful for.
✨ Schedule intentional stretch and nourishment breaks
Taking any kind of break throughout the day can be helpful for our health and well-being, but often times—especially when we’re working from home—we sit in one position most of the day. Getting up allows our muscles, and our mind, to take a much needed breather. It could be as simple as taking a moment outside in between meetings, or doing five minutes of chair yoga to counter sitting all day.
✨ Take time to connect with others
Not only does connecting with others help us feel less alone, but it also helps us feel more supported. Let someone know you’re thinking about them by sending them a text, or brighten their day with a postcard.
✨ Try drinking an extra glass of water throughout your day
It may seem obvious, but studies show drinking water can help increase energy, decrease stress levels and boost mood. Try adding an extra glass of water throughout the day wherever possible, like a glass first thing in the morning when you wake up.
✨ Focus on getting a quality night of rest
Sleep is the key to so much when it comes to our health and well-being—including reducing stress and allowing us to have better focus and concentration. Consider tracking not only the amount of sleep you’re getting, but also the quality to help you feel your best throughout the day.