Wellness is not a one size fits all approach. It’s very much an individual process, which is why It’s important to spend time figuring out a strategy that works for you.
I didn’t have a coping mechanism in place for managing stress until last year. Now, I have a structured self-care plan and I’m very intentional about taking care of my wellbeing.
My selfcare regime varies from simple movement exercises such as Qi Gong to strength-based exercises likes squats and Pilates.
It’s important to find a balance between high and low intensity work outs. Excessive high intensity work outs can affect your cortisol levels, which may have an adverse effect on your skin.
This is a great way to connect with yourself mentally, and bring awareness to your mind and body. I’m currently using two meditation apps which I tailor to my needs.
Some of the wellness techniques I use are:
Be aware of your food triggers (avoid if possible), they can have a big impact when it comes to the health of your body.
Gaining an understanding of the foods that trigger your skin problems and/or cause sensitivities to your gut, helps you to better plan your meals and avoid unwanted symptoms.
The foods that cause me to have symptoms are:
I focus on consuming foods that will help to heal my skin and gut. I consume the following food groups each day:
Herbs can aid with calming the body and support with gut health. I take a specially made tincture prescribed by a herbalist in addition to drinking a lot of herbal teas.
Some of my favorite herbal teas are: