50 “Firsts” To Wellness

Ready to get “hands-on” and improve your wellness?

Posted by Avail Content
1 year ago

Wellness is a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life, continually stretch your boundaries, and make your life, and the lives of those you touch, truly exceptional.

Wellness begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle and acknowledge your presence as part of something much greater than just yourself. Wellness is fueled by an ongoing and purposeful pursuit of optimal functioning in all aspects of your life, and it continues without end.

There are countless ways to cultivate wellness in your life but ultimately wellness is a hands-on, get-down-to-business approach to being the best you can possibly be.

Ready to get “hands-on” and improve your wellness? Pick a few “firsts” and commit to trying them each week.

  1. Swim laps at a community pool.
  2. Try a Fitness Centre (sign in as a guest for 1 visit).
  3. Go for a noon hour walk/run.
  4. Choose the scenic route home.
  5. Park at the farthest point away from your destination in a parking lot.
  6. Share your good fortune with another.
  7. Laugh.
  8. Visit an art gallery.
  9. Attend a cultural event.
  10. Use your seatbelt each and every time you are in a vehicle.
  11. Give up caffeine for a week.
  12. Spend an hour (or more) with a pet.
  13. Say “no” when you want to but typically don’t (because of fear, guilt, etc.).
  14. Say “yes” when you want to but typically don’t (because of fear, guilt, etc.)
  15. Phone a relative or friend just to “hello.”
  16. Lift a little bit more weight at the gym than you normally do or walk/run a little farther than usual, just to challenge yourself.
  17. Recycle your glass, cans, and newsprint.
  18. Spend some quality time with your (or another’s) children.
  19. Turn off the TV and do something active.
  20. Read a newspaper or magazine that you normally don’t read.
  21. Try yoga, stretching, tai chi, or relaxation (personal instruction, library video, etc.)
  22. Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
  23. Walk briskly for 30 minutes continuously.
  24. Sing up and volunteer at a local community centre, retirement home, church or school.
  25. Do an abdominal crunch workout 5 times in a week.
  26. Have 2 servings of fish this week.
  27. Drink 6-8 glasses of water in 1 day.
  28. Substitute green tea for a caffeinated drink (coffee, regular tea) each day this week.
  29. Smile before getting out of bed tomorrow morning.
  30. Eat a nutritious breakfast 7 days in a row.
  31. Substitute milk for cream in your coffee or tea.
  32. Pack a healthy snack to eat during work breaks.
  33. Prepare a low fat recipe that you’ve never tried before.
  34. If you smoke, take at least 1 day off from your habit.
  35. Plan a board game evening with friends.
  36. Abstain from alcohol for one week.
  37. Express only positive comments for a whole day.
  38. Thank someone for a kindness they have done for you.
  39. Give a colleague a positive comment about something they do.
  40. Work in your yard or garden.
  41. Watch the sun rise.
  42. Watch the sun set.
  43. Donate blood.
  44. Sign your organ donor card.
  45. Read a book about health and wellness.
  46. Read a book, newspaper, or magazine about world events.
  47. Watch a documentary about the environment, health, spirituality, or world events.
  48. Donate something to someone.
  49. Try a completely new activity and bring a friend along.
  50. Have a dental checkup.

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50 “Firsts” To Wellness

Last updated 1 year ago

Wellness is a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life, continually stretch your boundaries, and make your life, and the lives of those you touch, truly exceptional.

Wellness begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle and acknowledge your presence as part of something much greater than just yourself. Wellness is fueled by an ongoing and purposeful pursuit of optimal functioning in all aspects of your life, and it continues without end.

There are countless ways to cultivate wellness in your life but ultimately wellness is a hands-on, get-down-to-business approach to being the best you can possibly be.

Ready to get “hands-on” and improve your wellness? Pick a few “firsts” and commit to trying them each week.

  1. Swim laps at a community pool.
  2. Try a Fitness Centre (sign in as a guest for 1 visit).
  3. Go for a noon hour walk/run.
  4. Choose the scenic route home.
  5. Park at the farthest point away from your destination in a parking lot.
  6. Share your good fortune with another.
  7. Laugh.
  8. Visit an art gallery.
  9. Attend a cultural event.
  10. Use your seatbelt each and every time you are in a vehicle.
  11. Give up caffeine for a week.
  12. Spend an hour (or more) with a pet.
  13. Say “no” when you want to but typically don’t (because of fear, guilt, etc.).
  14. Say “yes” when you want to but typically don’t (because of fear, guilt, etc.)
  15. Phone a relative or friend just to “hello.”
  16. Lift a little bit more weight at the gym than you normally do or walk/run a little farther than usual, just to challenge yourself.
  17. Recycle your glass, cans, and newsprint.
  18. Spend some quality time with your (or another’s) children.
  19. Turn off the TV and do something active.
  20. Read a newspaper or magazine that you normally don’t read.
  21. Try yoga, stretching, tai chi, or relaxation (personal instruction, library video, etc.)
  22. Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
  23. Walk briskly for 30 minutes continuously.
  24. Sing up and volunteer at a local community centre, retirement home, church or school.
  25. Do an abdominal crunch workout 5 times in a week.
  26. Have 2 servings of fish this week.
  27. Drink 6-8 glasses of water in 1 day.
  28. Substitute green tea for a caffeinated drink (coffee, regular tea) each day this week.
  29. Smile before getting out of bed tomorrow morning.
  30. Eat a nutritious breakfast 7 days in a row.
  31. Substitute milk for cream in your coffee or tea.
  32. Pack a healthy snack to eat during work breaks.
  33. Prepare a low fat recipe that you’ve never tried before.
  34. If you smoke, take at least 1 day off from your habit.
  35. Plan a board game evening with friends.
  36. Abstain from alcohol for one week.
  37. Express only positive comments for a whole day.
  38. Thank someone for a kindness they have done for you.
  39. Give a colleague a positive comment about something they do.
  40. Work in your yard or garden.
  41. Watch the sun rise.
  42. Watch the sun set.
  43. Donate blood.
  44. Sign your organ donor card.
  45. Read a book about health and wellness.
  46. Read a book, newspaper, or magazine about world events.
  47. Watch a documentary about the environment, health, spirituality, or world events.
  48. Donate something to someone.
  49. Try a completely new activity and bring a friend along.
  50. Have a dental checkup.

Learn More

For more information about resilience and personal development the following resources may be helpful.