Simple Ways To Celebrate Global Wellness Day
8 June 2021 | Giovanna Maselli
With a deep-seated commitment to wellness around the world – Global Wellness Day is a day we hold close to our hearts. Held every June, Global Wellness Day is a day to not only celebrate the act of caring for oneself but also to provide the global community a day to focus on the positive practices of wellness that improve each one of our lives – mind, body and spirit.
First celebrated in 2012, this day is now recognized by more than 150 countries in 8,000 different locations with events spanning the globe from festivals to marathons to virtual events and more. It is a day to come together as one world – one community – to connect over wellness in so many ways.
With this in mind, here are a few ways to celebrate Global Wellness Day in your community or while you are spending time at home:
Honor Wellness Through Movement
Intrinsic to our physical wellbeing is movement, so why would we not add it to the list. If a daily run or fitness class is something you already have in your routine, choose Global Wellness Day to try a new fitness practice. Include your friends to celebrate the day together – connecting over wellness. Your options are vast from yoga to a simple morning run, so there is something for everyone – from a high-intensity workout to a jog to a low-impact yoga class.
Enjoy A Mindful Moment
From movement to stillness – our ability to control our thoughts and find peace within our minds is just as important as any physical movement. It affects every part of ourselves. Choose Global Wellness Day to begin or simply try a mental wellness practice such as meditation, breathwork, mindfulness and even moving meditations.
Your mind deserves as much attention as the physical body – both of which affect the spirit. Even if you can only spare five minutes, celebrate Global Wellness Day by giving your inner self-love and attention. These moments are for you.
Enjoy The Spa With Those You Love
Honor this beautiful day by relaxing at your preferred spa – a sanctuary of wellness. While you may not have time to enjoy your spa day on the exact day as Global Wellness Day, the simple act of booking a self-care day for you and your loved one or friend is a celebration unto itself.
Connect with those you love while celebrating wellness in a place devoted to it. The act of selecting your wellness service is always an exciting affair – from massages to facials to nourishing body wraps or even a visit to the salon for a luxurious pampering session, the choices are vast for how you would like to celebrate your wellness day.
Create A Spa Day At Home
The simple act of caring for your physical face and body can help elevate your mood, make you feel more confident, and provide a habit that is nurturing to you. Celebrate Global Wellness Day by enjoying a bit of the spa at home with a pampering session for your face and body.
Your options are endless, and you can enjoy it alone, with a partner, or with friends. Opt for mini facials using your preferred skincare products or celebrate by giving your partner a massage using your preferred body oils (and they to you). With friends, invite them to enjoy a manicure and pedicure session paired with beauty masks. The point is to enjoy a bit of the wellness enjoyed at the spa in your own sanctuary – your home.
Connect With Nature
A short walk outdoors can do wonders for your wellbeing and what a way to celebrate Global Wellness Day by connecting with our environment. But how much time should one spend outdoors? This can be as short as 17 minutes, according to a study published in the Journal of Scientific Reports which focused on the mental and physical benefits one can receive from spending time in nature.
You can choose to enjoy your experience alone or with others. However, if you do enjoy it with company – make sure to keep your goal in mind – be present and focus on the beauty of nature. Notice the greenery around you, the smell of the air, and any other details along the way. This a moment of relaxation for you, in celebration of Global Wellness Day.
Celebrate With A Healthy Meal
What we put into our bodies affects how we feel, how we think, and even how we sleep. Celebrate Global Wellness Day by honoring an intricate part of our wellness – the food that nourishes us.
Select a healthy meal and opt for cooking it at home while connecting with those you love. To boot, the simple act of preparing a meal is considered a form of moving meditation. You are not only nourishing your body but your mind and spirit as well.
Make Global Wellness Day Your Own Celebration
While these are just a few ways to celebrate Global Wellness Day this year, take the suggestions and make them your own. Find a celebration that inspires and nourishes you. That is after all the beauty of wellness – it comes in many forms and experiences. Make it count.
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