We’re excited to welcome The Moment founder, Helane Crowell, to Glitter Guide today to help us kick off a wellness challenge! The goal? To welcome a deeper understanding of what we allow in each day and how it affects our bodies, our environment and our world. Read on for Helane’s tips for hitting reset on your wellness. Let’s learn how to better control our stress together this season!
I know, most people spend January detoxing and getting ready for the new year. Well, the problem is that this hasn’t been any ordinary year. We have had one of the most divisive elections in history, dividing our country, families and friends, and that’s putting it mildly. It’s impossible to have a conversation where the topic doesn’t at least brush on it, even if you’re just getting your mail, and it goes without saying that you definitely can’t watch the news or open a newspaper without being utterly inundated. This is a tricky time guys, and very, very stressful to say the least.
No matter your political affiliation, our stress levels are through the roof, to the point where our health is being seriously affected (read this article for a psychiatrist’s point of view of election disorder). This is what inspired our Wellness Reset. It’s not about losing weight, or getting in the best shape ever, it’s about getting peace of mind and centering ourselves. At the end of the day, we all need to be the very best we can be during these turbulent times, for ourselves, for our families and for our country. So, let’s get well together!
Your 30-Day Wellness Guidelines:
- Sleep 8 hours each night
- Put our phones away at 9 p.m.
- Read the news once a day, and only once, ideally midday
- Eat a 90-percent plant-based diet—think blueberries, carrots, kale, avocado, rice, gluten-free pasta, almond butter and as little meat and dairy as possible
- Drink plenty of water, and keep alcohol to a minimum (or eliminate it completely)
- Wake up and journal or meditate for 5 to 15 minutes every day
- Do one kind thing for others. Write your congressman, donate, volunteer or email a friend and let them know that you’re thinking about them.
- Do one kind thing for yourself. Get a massage, go to a sound bath, try an art class. The more adventurous, the better (we’ve listed a bunch of ideas below!)
There are so many cool and interesting wellness activities popping up. Take this time to explore and try something new. When you get out of your head and more into your body, you feel more balanced and in control, something we all can benefit from right now.
Your Wellness To-Do List:
- Get acupuncture—Helane’s New York City Pick: De’Qi Health
- Go to an infrared sauna—Helane’s NYC Pick: HigherDOSE
- Try sensorary deprivation in a floating tank—Helane’s NYC Pick: Q Flatiron
- Go to a sound bath—Helane’s NYC Pick: Sky Ting
- Try Cryotherapy
- Get adjusted with a chiropractor—Helane’s NYC Pick: Modrn Sanctuary
- Do a 1-day juice cleanse or start the day with a green juice
- Get a toxin-free facial—Helane’s NYC Pick: CAP Beauty
- Get a massage
- Try tongue scraping
- Do oil pulling
- Go to a group meditation—Helane’s NYC Pick: Inscape
- Buy organic cotton underwear
- Purchase some energy-clearing crystals
- Sign up for alkaline water delivery
- Make tumeric juice
- Get a microcurrent facial
- After eating plant-based for a week, get a colonic or two—Helane’s NYC Pick: Fluid Water Therapy
- Start the day with an olive oil shot
- Try making some Ayurvedic dishes
- Incorporate dry brushing into your beauty routine
- Try breathing work (with Erin Telford)
- Take a ceramic or art class