How to take a holistic approach to health

by | 7 Jun 23 | Blog

Unlike the traditional view of Western Science suggests, our bodies, mind, and emotional selves are not all separate entities that are unrelated to each other. They are all intertwined and consistently impact the functioning of others. That is why a more holistic wellness approach is crucial for good health. The good news is you can find out how to take a more holistic approach to your health and well-being in my post below.  Keep reading to find out more. 

Try mindfulness & meditation 

One of the most powerful things you can do to move towards a more holistic approach to your health is to practice mindfulness or meditation. Mindfulness is a type of meditation where you tune into what is happening around you or inside of you, without letting those things take over. 

There are many health benefits to mindfulness, not least that by cultivating a better connection with your body, you will be more aware of any issues as they arise. 

Embrace holistic care 

You can also take a more holistic approach to your health by finding a doctor that offers holistic care. Of course, this can mean different things to different people but a good start is to not have separate doctors that prescribe your medical cannabis and deal with your regular care. Instead look for a practitioner that can do both, as then you will not only have to deal with a single person but you can be sure that they will have a better grasp on your personal medical history and needs as well. 

Practice gratitude 

Another wonderful way to take a more holistic approach to your health is to get into the habit of practising gratitude. The great thing about practising being thankful for things is that it can help transform our entire outlook because we start to focus on the things that are right in our lives rather than the things that are wrong. 

One way to practice gratitude is to create a journal where you list at least 3 things that you are thankful for each day. You can even get apps that will send you notifications so you never forget to make an entry, making it even easier to keep up your practice. 

Move your body joyfully 

We all know that exercising is good for our health. However, exercise can often come with mental and emotional challenges. Indeed, it’s very easy to start down the road of perfectionist thinking when it comes to exercise, tracking every step, and worrying about whether you are doing enough or choosing the most effective activities. 

However, a salve to this approach is to embrace moving your body from a place of joy. This means doing any activity that gets your heart rate up, and that you have fun doing. For example, instead of heading out for a run, you might dance to your favourite tunes for half an hour.  The benefits of which will not only be physical but can help boost your emotional and mental well-being and avoid a lot of the judgement that can come along with other forms of physical exercise.