3 Changes to Make On Your Wellness Journey
Through pride, process, and personal conviction, your wellness journey will unfold like an unpredictable storm. While most depict the shift as an enchanting moment of enlightenment, the reality is, the work is real; it’s rough and it’s raw. It’s necessary, though. Wouldn’t we all love to magically leap through the struggle? To wake up at the end of it all, skeletons swept away and living in perfect harmony like a refurbished rerun of “Touched By An Angel”. It’d be nice to erase the pains and pressures of the past in a blink of an eye, but that would rob us of some of the glory. Pressure does form diamonds, after all.
Changing your beliefs opens your heart & mind to receive; another concept that can be foreign to Black women. Accustomed to depleting our reserves, we selflessly give to furnish a nurturing supply to the rest of the world.
Click to Tweet“Wellness” is a ubiquitous term that carries infinite meanings. Wellness welcomes a new experience for everyone that decides to brave its unknowns. As a Black woman, embarking on the rites of passage now popularized as a “wellness journey” is indiscriminately nonnegotiable. Being here right now warrants congratulations. BLK + GRN wants you to understand the magnitude of your decision. From this moment on, a transformative journey awaits. Whether you’re making this move to renew your mind, body, or soul – or all of the above – there are a few changes you need to make to better adapt to such a lucid lifestyle change. Follow us as we walk you through the first of three commandments that will help you adjust to the experience.
Step One: Change Your BeliefsHow old are you right now? That’s how many years you’ve spent building the beliefs that have sustained your every action. Your thoughts. Your fears. Your expectations. Everything you think you know about the world around you has been fortified by decades of truths, half-truths, and paralyzing falsities that weave your present understanding. Beginning a new wellness journey is like tugging a loose thread in the fabric of your existence. As a Black woman, this could play out many different ways. Society’s stigmas and stereotypes have a way of seeping into our subconscious, planting poisonous seeds designed to attack our confidence, our courage, and our capabilities. Now, it’s time to spark a radical change. Let us forewarn you that 'change' is not always the easiest process to endure. There'll be some part of you that wishes to hold on to what's familiar. You'll question yourself more times than you ever have in your life. Facing off with your old ways may cause be a headache at first but don't worry, we have a remedy for that. Changing your beliefs opens your heart and mind to receive; another concept that can be foreign to Black women. Accustomed to depleting our reserves, we selflessly give to furnish a nurturing supply to the rest of the world. Very rarely do Black women understand that we have the right to say ‘no’. This means our own healing usually takes the back burner. According to the National Institute of Health, before pursuing the journey to wellness with full steam, most people walk through four stages: