Tips for Living a Wellness Lifestyle

For those who want to make long-lasting improvements to their health, it is usually necessary to make drastic changes to your lifestyle. From a healthy body to a balanced mind, these tips will help you to live more of a wellness lifestyle.

Exciting but Healthy Ingredients
The foods that you put into your body have a huge impact on your overall health, but the idea of healthy eating can often put many people off from a wellness diet. However, rather than focussing on the foods that you should not be eating, try to seek out new and exciting foods that are nutrient dense, because there is a whole world of fascinating, and extremely tasty, ingredients out there.

Woman seasoning fish with herbs

Herbs Instead of Salt
While a portion of herbs may be small in size, they are absolutely packed with antioxidants, are able to reduce blood pressure, and can often be a great replacement for a big shake of salt. For a sweet and spicy flavor, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon are great, while Italian seasonings work well for a light lunch. For stronger flavors in the evening, opt for basil, thyme, pepper, or garam masala.

Reduce Stress
Many may think that stress is just a mental or emotion condition, but it actually physically affects the body in many detrimental ways. In order to avoid this, you need to take steps to severely reduce the amount of stress that you experience, whether by meditating every day or by identifying the factors that cause you stress, and working out how best to eliminate them.

Woman exercising

Daily Exercise
The healthiest people out there are the ones that have some sort of exercise each and every day. Exercise does not need to be boring, and there are so many different forms of it that just about anyone can find a way to exercise that excites them. From learning a new water sport to signing up for a gardening club, staying active, and outdoors as much as possible, will help you to achieve a wellness lifestyle. As long as it gets your heart pumping and your joints moving, it will not be long before you begin to see the benefits that your regular exercise is bringing to your body.

Overhaul Your Morning Routine
Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day, and can have the effect of either building you up to be as productive and efficient as possible, or going in the opposite direction and wrapping your brain in a thick, dense fog. There are many ways to improve your morning routine, from taking five minutes for some peace and quiet to lower stress levels, to sipping on a glass of warm lemon water to give your body a hydrating boost to organizing your home in a way that makes life more convenient for you in the mornings.

It is so important to take care of your body, but many people make lifestyle choices that do just the opposite. By implementing each of these tips, you will soon be well on your way to living a wellness lifestyle, and enjoying the many benefits that come with this.

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Organized Closets

Organized closet

A messy closet is never helpful, and will quickly lead to a disorganized life. These tips will help you to tackle the often-daunting task of organizing your closet, giving each item its very own place, no matter how small a space you have to work with.

Take Stock of What You Have
Until you fully take stock of all of the items that you own, you will not be able to properly organize your closet, which is why this is usually the best first step to take. This may seem like an arduous task, but chances are that you have items lurking around at the back of your closet that you have forgotten about, so it really is necessary to unload your entire closet to take stock of what is there. As you are doing this, you can begin to sort your clothes and accessories into different piles; one to keep, one to donate, and one to discard.

Create Categories
The easiest way to find an item when you need it in your closet is by organizing all your belongings into categories, placing similar items together. Your shirts, skirts, pants and dresses can each have their own category, and, if you need to, you can always have sub-categories within each of those categories, organizing them by sleeve length or color or occasion.

Make Use of Empty Space
Extra closet space will always come in handy, no matter how much space you may already have. There are likely to be empty sections of walls, or even the insides of doors, in your closet that are currently unused, and while it may not seem like much extra space at first, you will be surprised at how much towel bars, dowels, and hanging shelves can actually store.

Co-ordinated Hangers
It may be tempting to save all of your hangers from past purchases and from the dry cleaners, but having hangers that are not uniform in your closet will only make your entire wardrobe seem much messier. These hangers will also not be of the best quality, and, over time, will create shoulder dents in your garments, bending them out of shape. Find a set of quality hangers, either metal, wood or plastic, and make sure that they are durable enough to support even your heaviest of garments.

Woman deciding on what to wear

Use the Top Shelves
Most people have a few storage areas in, or above, their closet that are not properly utilized as they are too high up to conveniently reach on a daily basis. Rather than neglecting this valuable space, invest in a small rolling ladder, or even a footstool, so that it is easy to take a step up and make use of that space regularly.

It may take some time to fully organize your closet, but, once you do, you will feel a sense of relief at having a closet that is well-structured and beautifully laid out. Not only will it make your life easier when it comes to selecting outfits, but it will also ensure that your clothes are kept in the best condition possible, meaning that they are much more likely to last for years to come.

Organize Your Vanity for an Easy Morning Routine

Woman sitting at her dressing table

In the same way that a neat work desk helps to make your day more productive, an organized vanity will ensure that your morning routine can be carried out quickly and efficiently. Whether you are a naturally organized person or not, it is definitely worth taking the time to follow some of OROGOLD’s tips on how to organize your vanity for an easy morning routine.

Easily-Accessible Storage
A cluttered vanity will slow you down significantly in the mornings, and also frustrate you as you try to locate certain items that you need. OROGOLD recommends making the most of whatever storage options you may have, adding to these if you need more space. In-drawer compartments are always convenient for organizing, while in-door compartments and roll-out shelves and appliance trays are fantastic if you are tight on space.

Relocate Electrical Outlets
If you are someone that uses electrical outlets in your morning routine, whether it be for an electric toothbrush, a hair dryer or some straighteners, may want to consider moving their electrical outlets and mounting them on the inside of cabinets, so that you can easily use and put your items away without having to wait for them to completely cool down. This will save you the extra clutter on your vanity in the mornings, keeping your routine running as quickly as possible.

Cluttered vanity table.

De-Clutter
It goes without saying that it is easy to build up drawers full of products that you hardly end up using, and one of the most important steps to having an organized vanity is by regularly going through all of the products you own and discarding the ones that you don’t often use. If you don’t like the idea of throwing them out, OROGOLD suggests storing them in a box elsewhere, so that you know that they are near if you ever really do need them.

Multiple Light Sources
It can be frustrating to apply your makeup in the mornings, only to find that it doesn’t look quite right when you move to a different light. OROGOLD recommends having multiple light sources at your vanity, so that you can efficiently groom without having to worry about pesky shadows or uneven lighting.

Pre-Planning
In addition to organizing your whole vanity, you should also be reorganizing it each night, to cater to what your needs will be that next morning. It is likely that you already plan your outfits in advance, so it only makes sense to plan your hair and makeup too. OROGOLD suggests laying out the products that you are going to be using on your vanity, and putting everything else away, making your morning routine as simple as possible for yourself the next day.

Mornings are not for everyone, but an organized vanity can definitely make your morning routine run much more smoothly. The next time you feel as though your morning routine has become quite the chore, try implementing some of OROGOLD’s tips and organizing your vanity, as you will soon find that this will make a huge difference.