Wellness looks different for everybody, and although we have an idea of how we want our wellness goal to look long term, we aren’t always realistic with our choices and small steps that lead us to that end goal of optimal wellness. So let’s get into how research can lead you to carefully, slowly but surely reach your optimal wellness goal.
Researching best practices that support your wellness goal is essential. This gives you a range of what has worked for other people that have most likely been successful with your goal. There are always a multitude of routes one can take to get to a particular destination. Some routes are more effective than others depending on your willingness to commit to the work, your access to knowledge about the topic and your lifestyle. Research gives you room to play with different ideas until you figure out what route is best for you.
Here’s an example of how you could use research to help you achieve your wellness goal -
Goal example: A consistent bedtime routine that leads to ample amount of sleep.
Best practices to achieve this: (online research)
A very important thing to remember is that all of this takes T I M E. You must be patient and give yourself grace as you figure out your strengths and weaknesses.
One more important thing to consider when doing your research, is the sources. Of course most of us prefer to do our research online, but also think about some of these other options: