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Daily Wellness

I see wellness everywhere. Beautiful gyms, more people in yoga studios, green juice shops and healthy scense are easier to find than before. I love it. Personally I’ve been advocate for healthy mind and body life and it seems that more people are getting this.

I’m interested in wellness, people’s life, what makes life better, happier and worth while to live everyday? what’s your answer for this? I’m a true believer of real wellness in life not just following the trends but incorporate and make our own wellness in life. Wellness is a big part of reason why I live everyday. Personal wellbeing, it sounds like luxurious and the concept was luxurious before but I don’t think it’s the case anymore. It becomes must have and optional for some people. For better society and quality of life, wellness should be available for everyone and people should prioritize this more than ever. Because I believe when you are well physically and mentally, you are good to yourself and to others.

But it all starts from ourselves. How can we be well all the time? We do traveling, go to spa, or eating good food to satisfy our needs sometimes but we want something more than just occasional vacation, or temporary events to relax. We are looking for more fulfilling, long lasting contentment. It’s something everyone should think about. So I guess I try to be more conscious about my wellness routine and how a little thing can make days better.

So far, this is what I found I do to be well.

Walk 

 

My husband was laughing at me before. He feels like he is having a dog that always want to walk at night (a demanding human dog?? lol). I like night walk when the air gets chill and area gets quieter. I enjoy walking for a while. It refreshes mind and force me to get out of my zone. A few studies proves that walking 20 min everyday actually helps your brain function better and walking can be a good way to release stress as well. Also, I found it’s easier to talk with my husband while walking than at home. At home, surprisingly, we do have many distractions and sometimes it’s better to put behind it and walk.

Slow Breathing

 

I do meditation and try to do everyday in the morning and at night. My meditation got shorter from 20 min to 10 min but I’m still happy I’m doing it. I don’t do any special thing during meditation. I just slow down my breathing, slow down my thinking and just be where I am physically and mentally. Meditation or conscious breathing somehow gives perspectives of me as the 3 rd party. You know sometimes you are in your head and you feel stuck? but slow breathing helps to free myself from everything. It sounds weird but it freshen up cloudy thoughts.

Write

 

Writing for me is another form of feeling well. I don’t know what I’m going to write about. I like free style writing just like right now. During writing, I can think anything and just write whatever it’s in my head, After writing, I leave record for myself to look at later. It can be a tool of observing myself (if I overthink something or think about sth bigger than it is) Also, somehow I deliver better what I really want to say than speaking at the moment. I used to write letters a lot especially to my dad who I don’t usually talk too much when I was growing up. I think he gets better about me at that time than just talk.

Smell 

 

I love good smell. Good smells bring memory and make me feel special! I can be present and smell ‘the moment’. When I smell and the feel the moment, I talk to myself everything is okay, no it’s great! It’s so easy to be happy, right? I’ve got into aromatherapy a while. Not necessarily I try to cure myself with it but how the natural aromas can bring joy. I like almost better than candles sometimes.(although I love good smell candle) Essential aromas are all natural and fun to mix and match. and It’s amazing all the essential oils are pure extract from real beautiful plants and it gives us so much pleasure. (another big appreciation for nature in general) I strongly recommend aroma diffuser before bed or anytime when you are at home. Depends on my mood, I add a few drops of essential oils and it’s all good. I also use aromatherapy body oils sometimes after shower or bath and it’s very soothing and relaxing.

Eat

 

My go to eat for ‘wellness’ mood is smoothie. I love smoothie. After or before work out, I add many berries to make it fruity and thick. When I crave sweet, instead of getting cheese cake or donut(which I do sometimes!), I make chocolate peanut butter smoothie to satisfy my strong craving for sweets. It’s been working very well. For nutritious heavy breakfast, I make smoothie with green powder (veggie powder), whey protein, and nut butter. I love it any occasions. I sometime wish to have smoothie or fresh green juice at bar instead of beers. It’s weird.. but it is true. Of course when my wellness mood goes down, I eat pizza sometimes, best food on earth!!

I guess this is the list so far. It’s nothing fancy or exquisite at all. I’m just a normal person (singing). But I think the point here is to be mindful and aware of what I do for myself. Be conscious and aware of it. I do it because I care about my wellness, wellbeing. I hope and recommend everyone prioritize their wellness and be well.

Learn to Be Kind

My husband and I did cross country from new york to san francisco in July 2017. It was one of our bucket list for a long time and it was finally time to check off that list. We saw many things – different states, landscape, food, culture and people. But more than anything, one of the highlights we had was people we met during the trip. We were lucky to meet some interesting kind people during the road trip but Bill from Nashville inspired me the most and think about how I can be a better person.

So, we were driving into Nashville from Columbus, Ohio around lunch time and excited for the famous hot chicken in the town. It was a popular chicken place so the seats were limited at that time. We ended up sharing a table with this normal men who had sculpted beard with bald head. We started to chat about our road trip so far and he was sharing about his story. He said he travels quite a lot too and doing cool stuffs like designing motorcycles and fun things. Among many stroies , his success story, his philosophy in his life were very interesting.

He started his business with $250 and built a successful business pretty quick within 2-3 years.As a struggling entrepreneur, of course I want to find out more about him. and he was kindly sharing his story. First he said “building a business and running a successful company is easy.” I told him “really? I don’t think so.” and he said “it’s easy as long as you really have fun and want it badly” and I said “but still it’s not easy. Given my situation, I’m struggling to make every steps every day” Easy words sounded too easy to say than it done. But he said sth like “do it when you mean it and do it really well”  and also once you do it, do whatever it takes and Hustle. Meeting him in person who really did it was inspiring to me. It’s very easy to say but in real life, we got caught up with details in life and don’t end up doing or giving up. But I think the strong, genuine drive makes nothing impossible. Later he said it’s not easy but it’s easy when you are having fun with it.

One another thing he showed us was kindness to strangers. He asked us where we stay in nashville and we told him the hotel name we would stay. and He said the hotel doesn’t have good reputation and immediately called his assistant to arrange a room in his boutique hotel. We just met him in this restaurant sharing a table and he just offered us to a place to stay in for free..We didn’t know how to respond and whether we should accept it or not,, and the place was ended up 3 bedroom beautiful loft apt located in the heart of nashville. We were amazed at that time what’s happening to us and, why he would do this kind thing for us.. We are just strangers to him. we have nothing to give. We ended up finding out later he sends 20,000 small motor bicycles to kids every christmas and doing a lot of good things around him. Receiving this big kindness was weird but grateful and inspiring experience. Just being kind and generous to strangers sound weird at first but after this experience, this inspired us to give this kindness someone else, spread it out more..

We talk about ‘be kind’ a lot but how often we be really, authentically, genuinely kind without any returns to people around us and strangers who we barely know? Receiving kindness from Bill inspired us to give this inspiration to someone else. Let others know what’s like to receive kindness and inspire others to do the same thing to other strangers wherever, whoever they are.

 

 

 

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