Wellness is defined as: The quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal. Wellness doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Wellness also doesn’t have to be about eliminating something from your diet, life, etc. (but it can be about that if you want it to be). Wellness in the mainstream media/wellness industries can seem like it’s allowable only for a select few and if you don’t fit within certain parameters like being wealthy, young, fit, and white, then wellness simply isn’t for you…Though many wellness practices that have become popularized in America in recent years originated in communities of color, people of color are often excluded from the mainstream media’s narrow view of wellness, health and fitness. The narrow parameters of wellness are slowly shifting in the mainstream media (and that’s fodder for a whole separate post!), but there’s still a way to go on that front. This year, I want to dialogue more about practicing wellness habits, and if you want to do the same, let’s take part in a monthly wellness to-do!
This month’s wellness to-do: Schedule Doctor’s appointments you’ve been putting off
The appointments I’ve been meaning to schedule are a dentist appointment and an eye exam, so it’s time to get them done! I know all I’d have to do is google something like this Dentist Land O’ Lakes to book my appointment, so I shouldn’t be putting it off as much as I am. Prioritizing your health is an important wellness practice that can be forgotten about with busy jobs, care-taking duties, and social commitments. So let’s start off the year right by taking care of ourselves and keeping wellness in the forefront in 2018!