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From ‘Stressed and Depressed’ to Joyfully Blessed!

From ‘Stressed and Depressed’ to Joyfully Blessed!

There are many ways to reduce anxiety, enhance immunity and go from ‘wired and tired’ to ‘chilled and fulfilled’.  The Whirl of Wellness presents 50 simple activities that reduce anxiety, enhance immunity and improve mental and physical wellbeing. These activities are all linked to peer-reviewed scientific evidence and do not require medical prescription or supervision, they simply require practical common sense, can be included in a healthy lifestyle and are accessible to virtually everyone with very little cost, training or equipment. 

The Whirl of Wellness

Hold someone’s hand, gaze into their eyes
Go barefoot in nature, bask in sunrise

Choose a dance partner, go find your groove
Do tai chi or yoga, mindfully move

Share a massage, enjoy healing touch
Focus on one thing and don’t think too much

Make time for a hobby, play chess, fly a kite
Make use of your hands, draw, paint, sew or write

Help someone in need, donate to a cause
Play games, meditate, read stuff from bookstores

Turn off your screens, get a good sleep
De-clutter, spark joy, love what you keep

Dig around in a garden, pick up a guitar
Slip into a bathtub, sauna, or spa

Care for a pet, take up a sport
Go on vacation, make your home a resort

Lie in a hammock, release pent-up stress
Relax and do nothing, then do even less

Laugh out loud, share a joke, give someone a kiss
Say a prayer, chant a mantra, follow your bliss

Give it a whirl and make the ‘Whirl of Wellness’ your dance of life.

By Dr Marc Cohen.

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