Everyone's path to wellness is unique to them. What works for one person might not work for someone else. Tuning in and finding what feels good to you is key. Making adjustments as you go along keeps it fresh.
For me, my path to wellness was and is about slowing down, eating warming nutritious food, reframing my thoughts and listening to my heart. For my husband, it is eating gluten free, home cooking and allowing himself to feel joy.
That's the uniqueness of everyone's path to wellness. It can be whatever you want it to be. Whatever feels good for your mind, body and spirit. Whenever and however you like.
There's bioindividuality in everyone's path to wellness
Depending on what you are going through and what you would like to work toward, your needs are your own.
What this means is, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. Only tuning into what benefits you as an individual.
Of course, there may be a few road bumps along the way, like things that don't suit you or that you don't take to. And that's fine, it's all part of the course.
It's about experimentation, trying things out, finding the right fit for YOU at each point along your journey.
On my own journey, I tried yoga at different points and disliked it each time. Recently, I tried it again and found I quite like it. So it wasn't a good fit for me 5 years ago but it is now.
Similarly, my husband used to be closed off to his feelings. This past year, he was ready to open up more and it has been beautiful to see him connecting with his heart. Not because he has to but because he wants to.
Giving direction to your path to wellness and letting it unfold is a good balance.
There may be stops and starts or you may take a few steps forward and a few steps back. Because the path to wellness isn't necessarily a straight line from A to B. There can be many twists and turns. Ups and downs. Which is why I suggest going easy on yourself.
Be kind to yourself on your path to wellness
I encourage you to keep things flexible and to seek progress not perfection.
And most of all, I encourage you to be proud of yourself for everything you overcome along your journey.
I know it can be a struggle, I know there are off days, but you are doing a great job!