I recently started up a Facebook Page for The Goodness Life, and I’ve found myself being drawn to post a lot of inspirational and motivational photos, quotes, and articles. I’ve also been doing a lot of work so far this year on clarifying my values and what I want from my life (in the coming year, and in general), and I thought I’d share a little bit of what I’ve come up with here.
When I started this blog, I had food and nutrition in mind. I knew that I wanted to speak on wellness, but I wasn’t quite sure how I would go about it. So I did the best I knew how to and posted recipes… and while I absolutely love to nourish my body with whole foods and get down in the kitchen, I’ve just been feeling like there’s something missing; like there’s something more for me to say.
My goal is for this, my little corner of the internet, to be a place for holistic wellness – where I can post about all the things that contribute to a life filled with goodness – health, food, fitness, love, inspiration, setting and achieving goals, what happiness looks like for you and how you can attain it… the list goes on.
I’ve been feeling genuine, beautiful abundance in my life in the past year, and I am beginning to feel like it’s time to share more about where I’m at, my journey, and how I got here. Because I know how lost I once felt, and I know how much I related to and appreciated other people’s insight. Perhaps I can help someone to see that they have had what it takes to be truly happy inside them all along, perhaps I can spark something inside them. If I can even share my precious chunk of joy and inspiration with just a few, then it will all be worth it. And it’s really all been worth it anyway, to be here in this moment, living my life to the absolute fullest, and loving every moment of it.
So here I have for you 20 things that come to mind when I think of what wellness means to me.
1. Home-cooked meals made with love
2. Eating intuitively (instead of dieting)
3. Taking time for myself; tuning in
4. Working up a good sweat
5. Getting outside; feeling revitalized by nature
6. Tapping into who I am underneath all the masks
7. Being good enough as I am; doing the best I can with what I’ve got
8. Believing in myself
9. Letting go of judging myself and others
10. Unleashing my potential
11. Feeling creativity flow through me
12. Clarifying my vision
13. Dreaming big
14. Being afraid and doing it anyway
15. Loving with everything I have
16. Relinquishing control and letting life unfold before me
17. Smiles so big I might explode
18. Honouring my inner child
19. Feeling connected
20. Shining from the inside out
Have you thought about what wellness looks and feels like for you? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear what you think!