The definition of ‘wellness’ has undergone some evolutions over the past few years, as more people are starting to take both their mental and physical health and wellbeing into their own hands. And whilst wellness for men and women can include many of the same things, there are a number of self-care strategies that modern women can use to take full ownership of their own health and happiness.
From securing a breast augmentation on the Gold Coast to booking a one-person holiday to the Whitsundays, women should feel encouraged to seek wellness in whatever form it takes for themselves personally. And whether you’re looking to boost your self-confidence, or just want to change up your daily habits for something healthier, it’s always possible to secure your own definition of wellness.
Here are just a few simple ways that you can prioritise your own wellness and self-care on the Gold Coast.
Book A Wellness Retreat
When it comes to wellness, Queensland has more or less earned its place as the state for rest and relaxation. Our vast collection of beaches, parklands, and other natural attractions makes the Queensland hinterland a great getaway destination for those looking for a little bit of nature therapy.
But amidst all the natural sights and wonders that call Queensland home, there are also a wide range of different wellness retreats. We even paid a visit to one of the Gold Coast’s newest luxury spas just a few months back. And the Spa by JW is really just the tip of the iceberg here too, as wellness retreats have popped up steadily across the Gold Coast over the last number of years. These retreats can also vary quite drastically with regards to the services and accommodations they offer, so there is bound to be something available for all kinds of wellness-oriented women.
If you have the time and finances to plan a wellness weekend, then you’ll be sure to find plenty of opportunities to rejuvenate and revitalise by booking yourself a little stint in a local wellness retreat. You can spend a week or more getting pampered, learning self-healing techniques, and even taking classes on healthier cooking.
You Truly Are What You Eat
Speaking of healthier cooking, our understanding of the importance of nutrition and the building blocks of maintaining a balanced diet have truly grown over the past ten years alone. There is more information available than ever before on how your food can affect everything from your energy levels to your mood and even your sleep health. Even so, the surge of processed foods across the globe has made it more difficult to shop and prepare healthy meals. So you can naturally benefit from learning how to nourish your body properly and how to honour it with whole foods.
Nowadays, the general consensus is to lean more towards healthier fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins as much as possible. More wellness-oriented women are opting to cut out processed sugars and instead take their daily dose of fructose (and fibre) from fruits rather than sweets.
And when it comes to eating well, establishing routines is everything. So a part of your wellness journey can just be providing yourself with the space and time required to create routines that work for you. These nutritional routines can consist of shopping, cooking, and eating healthier, be it at home or at your favourite healthy eateries on the Gold Coast.
Embrace The Gifts Of Mother Nature
Doctors have been harping about the dangers of too much sunlight for as long as most people can remember, and there is a lot of truth to those words. But that doesn’t mean that you have to hide from the sunlight year-round. Your body actually receives certain health benefits from the sun, including vitamin D and the maintenance of your circadian rhythm through timely blue light exposure. In this regard, being outdoors and soaking in the daylight can also do wonders for your mental health.
The important thing to remember is to protect yourself from harmful rays by using proper sunscreen and sun safe clothing. Your sunscreen should always be SPF 50+, especially when exploring the Gold Coast and wider Queensland bush, as the tropical sun can get intense during the day virtually year-round.
You also need to be mindful of the amount of time you spend in direct sunlight, and do your best to only stay out in the sun for as long as is recommended by your trusted health professionals.
Take Advantage Of Technology
There aren’t many people without a smart device of some sort today. And whilst technologies like our mobile phones can be detrimental to our mental health in some ways (i.e. excessive use of social media), they can also be a great tool that supports us on our wellness journey.
With that, we urge wellness-oriented women to take advantage of the endless supply of self-help and wellness content available to them online. Whether you prefer to read, listen, or watch to learn new information, there are a plethora of wellness podcasts, videos, and publications out there that can provide you with plenty of food for thought. Jump on Instagram, Facebook, or even Threads to find like-minded wellness gurus, bloggers, and other figures who can share this experience with you. In short, take the time to find information that’s going to be beneficial for you on your own personal wellness journey.
Consult Medical Professionals
Wellness does come in the form of both mental and physical health, and if there are any ongoing concerns in either of these areas, it is a good idea to consult with a trusted medical professional. Similarly, if you’d like to make any changes to your lifestyle or personal healthcare that you feel may hold a big impact, then you should feel encouraged to speak with your GP prior to making these changes. This also applies to dietary changes and cosmetic procedures.
It’s important to acknowledge here too that part of your wellness routine should be scheduling routine health checkups with your local GP clinic. Even if you are one hundred percent fit and healthy, it never hurts to go in for a regular checkup and seek preventative care.
Small Changes Bring Big Results On Your Wellness Journey
Regardless of where your wellness journey takes you in life, one thing to keep in mind is that small changes can often blossom into major results. So don’t overwhelm yourself with a myriad of changes overnight, as that can end up leading to poor results. Instead, take the time to plan out small changes over time, and you will see them slowly improving all aspects of wellness in your life as time rolls on.
So long as you keep doing the things you enjoy alongside seeking new wellness experiences across the Gold Coast and growing both your local support and educational networks, there’s no reason why you can’t revolutionise your self-care and experience growing benefits in the long run.