Things To Do During National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress, and promoting healthy routines. Research has shown self-care helps manage stress or worries and promotes happiness. You are the most important person in your life.


It’s important to make those tiny small changes but also aim for bigger changes like challenging yourself to a new workout class, trying a different spa treatment; anything that will impact your health in positive ways.


Here’s a list of things you can try out this month:

  • Increase your water intake

  • Add more fruits and veggies to your meals

  • Monitor your sleep and make adjustments for better sleep habits

  • Join a yoga, walking, or aerobics class

  • Learn to meditate or practice deep breathing

  • Nourish your skin

  • Stretch for at least 15 minutes, daily

  • Keep a journal to process your thoughts and emotions

  • Watch a sunrise or sunset and enjoy nature

  • Set out to learn something new every day

  • Take a long bath or shower

  • Have a spa day, solo or with a friend or family member

  • Make a daily gratitude list

  • Buy a bouquet of flowers for yourself

  • Take a social media break

  • Go for a long drive - no destination required

  • Try out a new hobby or do a new activity daily

  • Say ‘no’ to something you would usually say ‘yes’ to

  • Don’t answer work emails after work hours

  • Wear an outfit that you look and feel great in, even if you have nowhere to go

  • Set a goal for the next week, month, or year

  • Choose an affirmation to repeat to yourself for the entire day

  • Read a book for at least 30 minutes a day

  • Make a vision board


Self-care is different for everyone, pick a few things that really stand out to you and try them! You can even make a jar filled with self-care ideas to pull from when you’re lacking inspiration. It is never too early or too late to start caring about yourself!