by: Isabella Sarlija
With wellness on the rise, many people find themselves delving into the world of clean eating, mindful meditation, and setting proper goals to help them achieve balance in their lives. Many people feel the gratifying effects of taking care of themselves, which is all we can hope for in a society filled with external pressures that take us away from our true selves. However, we cannot deny that we sometimes indulge in days full of binge-watching shows, naps-turned mid-day sleep sessions, and eating not-so-good-for-you foods.
Today, we would like to talk about that last part: food. We all understand that we must nourish our body with whole organic foods to achieve wellness. Yet, in a society built on pressure, it’s easy for us to punish ourselves when we do indulge in a few cookies from time to time. Although some pressure is beneficial, we find that there is not enough time for pleasure when there is too much pressure. When we punish ourselves, we surround ourselves with negativity, which strays us from our paths of enlightenment.
Many people tend to think that wellness exists on a grocery list, but sticking to strict diets and workout routines leaves little time for an individual to indulge in the things that make their minds happy. The only way to achieve true wellness is to have both a body and mind that is cared for. Of course, we wouldn’t recommend eating an entire cake every night in the name of self-care, but we want you to know that you are not failing if you treat yourself to something you love every once in a while, be easy on yourself. So, if you are craving it, have that second round of dessert, guilt-free.