It can be extremely challenging to balance what we must do, with what we enjoy and choose to do. It’s not always easy to keep these things aligned. If we are unable to reduce stress and manage a balanced life, there can be physical and/or emotional health consequences. If you’re looking to achieve a balanced lifestyle to take care of your mind, body and soul, there are several amazing professionals in the Winnipeg area that will be sure to aid in your journey. Check out our 5 recommendations for where and what you can do to put yourself first.
Movement is a large part of staying both physically and mentally healthy. Brooke Van Ryssel is a long-time Hustle + Charm member and owner of My Body Fitness and Nutrition, a body-positive gym that houses an inclusive environment for all to enjoy. Their focus is not on aesthetics but rather how you feel and what you are capable of. Offering group fitness classes in Winnipeg, personal training sessions, and Kindness classes. They continue to break barriers and provide a space that all people, regardless of socio-economic status, can enjoy. Their sliding scale allows you to pay what you can to enjoy their kindness classes. Bring a friend or make a new one when you experience joyful movement to improve your lifestyle.
Wellness can come from within. Ensuring you have professionals in your corner to help you understand the ins and outs of your body could be life changing. Fortify is a collective covering many pillars of wellness for overall health. Start with their 10-minute wellness appointment to address your key concerns and they will direct you to the next stop in your wellness journey. This can include any of their in-house naturopaths, dieticians, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and more. They’ve created a space for you to learn from professionals, fuel your body with natural ingredients, and even enjoy a quiet work or study session in their eatery with a delicious immunity smoothie.
Setting aside even one hour of time for you each month can make all the difference to fill your cup and have more fuel to give to others. Consider getting a massage to release tension and aid in injury prevention. Advanced Massage Therapy has plenty of professionals who make it their mission to help you feel your best. With four locations in Winnipeg, there is sure to be a location close to you. Not to mention they offer a variety of other services such as acupuncture, cosmetic services and athletic therapy to keep you confident and moving.
Balance could mean diving into a good book book, enjoying some peace and quiet, and a calm space to journal and meditate. Consider getting outside to a park on your own for a few hours or book yourself into the spa for the day. Take yourself to Thermea or Ten Spa for a day of rejuvenation. Get some time away from your busy schedule, responsibilities, and enjoy the simplicity of being alone. If you ask us, getting a facial or your nails done can give you a renewed confidence and space to be yourself. Don’t underestimate a special treat like that or time in nature to listen to the birds to stay grounded.
There is no better way to be in the present moment than to be serving and focusing on others. Volunteering a few hours a month can help give you perspective, time away from stressors, and a sense of purpose. Make it a team or family event where you work together while giving back to the community. A few opportunities to volunteer we love are the Winnipeg Humane Society and the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. Find something that aligns with your values and is significantly meaningful to you and support the cause.
Living a life unbalanced, focused only on work and obligations can lead to burnout and extreme physical and/or emotional pain. Start with any one of our suggestions to move or fuel your body, enjoy some peace and quiet, and help others when you feel you have time and support to give. You may not change your lifestyle overnight, but even the slightest changes can make all the difference in your journey to leading a more balanced life.
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