This time of year comes with plenty of opportunities to spend time with friends and loved ones. However, between entertaining guests and attending holiday parties, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Fortunately, International Mind-Body Wellness Day exists to remind us all of the value of slowing down. Created in recognition of the fact that a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand, this winter holiday offers a chance to follow through on all those self-care resolutions you made for the New Year. When the mind, body, and soul are working in harmony, we’re all better versions of ourselves. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of wellness and discover Pure Parima’s top tips for taking care of yourself on January 3rd and all the days that follow.
Wellness is a popular buzzword these days, but you might not know exactly what it means. According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness refers to the pursuit of a lifestyle and choices that contribute to holistic health. In other words, wellness means abandoning bad habits and reducing stress in order to seek an enhanced quality of life. According to the World Health Organization, improving mental health and wellness is crucial to maintaining a healthy body. So how do you go about achieving the goal of both mental and bodily wellness?
A great activity for National Mind-Body Wellness Day and every day, yoga boosts wellbeing through both physical activity and patterned breathing. In fact, experts say that yoga can relieve stress by relaxing the mind and even improve mental acuity. Don’t want to spend a fortune on classes at a yoga studio? Save money and stay COVID safe by watching a free YouTube yoga session in the comfort of your own home.
Take a Nap
Most people give up the habit of daily napping before they hit double digits. However, the truth is that a short nap can go a long way toward improving mind-body wellness. Not only does a 10 to 30-minute nap help recharge the brain, but it also boosts your mood. The end result is that you’ll be happier and more alert as you go about your day and interact with friends and colleagues. As a bonus, the fact that so many of us are working from home these days means that it’s easy to nod off for a few minutes in the middle of the day with no one the wiser.
Lounge in a Bath
Just like adults tend to refrain from napping, most people give up baths in favor of showers after a certain age. However, if your goal is mind-body wellness, you might want to consider picking up some bath salts and filling the tub. Along with relieving sore muscles, hot baths are known to soothe skin irritation, raise spirits, and even help people sleep better. For a little added indulgence, light some candles, pour a glass of wine, and settle in with a book or magazine. The world may just look better after a relaxing soak.
Treat Yourself to New Bedding
Speaking of sleep, it’s hard to feel your best in mind or body if you aren’t getting enough rest. While insomnia has many causes, one of the top reasons for sleep problems is uncomfortable bedding. If your mattress is more than seven years old, it’s probably time to replace it with a newer model. When shopping for a new bed, be sure to do your homework. The goal is to select a mattress that’s both comfortable and supportive for your style of sleep (stomach, side, or back).
You should also evaluate your sheets and pillowcases to make sure they aren’t irritating your skin or causing you to overheat. In general, sleep experts recommend snuggling up in Egyptian cotton sheets because they’re highly breathable, allowing moisture to pass through rather than soaking your skin. For an extra-soft option, you can’t go wrong with a sateen weave like the one in Pure Parima’s Hira Sheet Set. Featuring a luxurious thread count of 400, these sheets offer an added dose of elegance thanks to the contemporary accent diamond embroidery. As a bonus, the Hira collection is made with OEKO-TEX® Certified Non-Harmful Chemicals, so you won’t have to lie awake at night worrying about what’s in your bedding. If you want to celebrate National Mind-Body Wellness Day in style, treating yourself to a new sheet set is a great option.
Experience True Wellness With Pure Parima
At Pure Parima, we believe mind-body wellness begins with a good night’s sleep. To that end, we manufacture all our bedding products using hand-picked Egyptian cotton from the Nile River Valley. You can rest assured knowing all our Egyptian cotton sheets bear the coveted Cotton Egypt Association seal of approval. Ready to enjoy a better night’s rest? Request our swatch book online and then shop our selection. We look forward to becoming your choice for bedding and more.