Mindful living pays off. Instead of leading a stressed out, chaotic life that tends to push us into an early grave, simple wellness and mindfulness slow us down enough to help us heal. However, saying you need to pay more attention to wellness and actually doing it are two different things. Luckily, certain products can help us in this endeavor because the right food, cosmetics, and clothes will greatly increase our quality of life.
But how do we pick the best ones? The market is flooded with an endless number of products, all of them making wild claims about how they can help you. To actually understand how to pick the right kind of items, you need to be able to recognize the ones that are actually beneficial instead of the ones that just have a flashy label on the packaging.
We’re here to help. If you want to know how to find the kind of wellness products that will suit your particular lifestyle, here’s how you can go about it.
Do something before buying something
Our first instinct tends to be to buy something instead of doing something to solve a problem. We’re overweight? Well, we better buy a gym membership and a bunch of supplements immediately! While going to the gym and taking healthy supplements is a great idea, it’s not the right first step because it requires you to throw money on a problem until it goes away.
The thing is, the problem won’t go away. Wellness products mean very little if you just buy them. You have to commit to actually using them, and you have to commit to doing good things for yourself even before you waste your paycheque on something expensive. The key is to change your mindset and to simply get up and do healthy things. Start running, do home workouts, stop eating junk, drink more water, meditate – all of these things are the first step that will actually help you choose better wellness products. Once you start making those positive changes, you’ll know how to spend your money – on better shoes, on organic food, on useful apps, or that gym membership. It’s different for everyone, so do this mindfully. Really think about what you need for your lifestyle.
Find companies that care about the consumers
A profit-focused corporation is unlikely to care about its consumers as much as a business that makes good products out of passion. The most important tip we have is to always choose companies with an authentic personal story that are really committed to delivering clean, organic products that are good for your mind and body. This is particularly important when choosing food for yourself.
For example, choosing raw organic hemp honey from a legitimate business which is invested in sustainability, holistic health, and ethical business practices is a lot better for your wellness than buying commercial, additive-filled honey from the store. Find brands who appreciate the consumer, and keep your money away from corporations who only see you as a means to an end.
Be mindful of greenwashing
Another thing to be careful of when choosing wellness products is whether the company engages in something called “greenwashing.” Greenwashing is a practice when a company simply makes a claim that their product is “all-natural” without actually making an effort to create such a product. It’s a marketing trick designed to fool the consumers into thinking they’re buying something organic, sustainable, and ethical, when in reality they could be buying the complete opposite.
To avoid these companies, simply do your research. Before buying a product, check the history of the brand you want to buy it from and check whether they have proper certification that supports their claims.
Go for natural fabrics
There is no wellness without exercise, and exercise can be a lot more comfortable with proper workout garments. Instead of choosing heavy, plasticky fabrics that quickly gets soaked in your swear, opt for organic fabrics that will let your skin breathe as you push through a workout. This means organic cotton and hemp fabric blends that will improve the performance of your activewear, and in turn, the performance of your own workouts.
Track your wellness with gadgets
There are some incredibly clever apps and gadgets on the market these days. Simple apps like MyFtinessPal can help you track what you eat during the day and make a dietary plan, while gadgets like fitness watches track everything from your heartbeat to the number of steps you take during the day.
Most of these products are highly affordable (or even free), and they are designed to help you stay on top of your fitness journey. We guarantee that if there is a fitness goal you want to achieve, there’s an app or a gadget around that can help you achieve it.
Lastly, the thing that can help you choose better wellness products in the future is listening to your body. When you try something new, pause and see how your body reacts to it, how you feel after using it. If the feelings are positive, continue to repurchase this item. If the feelings are negative, don’t buy it anymore. It can be as easy as that.