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Everyone is becoming increasingly aware of their impact on this planet, and, as there is not currently a Planet B, everyone needs to do their bit, as and where they can. When everyone begins to step up to the mark and start taking action that is positive and sustainable, changes can start to be implemented.

Of course, large changes will take time, but small changes can happen immediately. You can start by making small changes in your life. Focusing on your wellness by giving yourself a sustainable makeover will allow you to clearly see where you can make improvements, and changes, in virtually every area of your life. So, stop delaying, and start taking action right now.

Focus On Your Happiness And Wellness

When you feel happy and well, every area of your life is that little bit more fun, and enjoyable, and this is what you should be aiming to achieve. When you start putting your happiness and wellness as a top priority in everything that you do, then you can see that you can make an impact, and a change in more ways than one. When you focus on improving your overall wellness, you can ensure that you are thriving within your life and perhaps within the lives of others.

Giving Yourself a Sustainable Makeover That Benefits Your Wellness
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Why You Need A Sustainable Makeover

You may not think that you need a sustainable makeover, but if you look around at what you do, when, and why, then you may think again. When you are doing the same things day in and day out, it can be very difficult to see where changes need to be made and what changes must be made.

Giving yourself the chance and the opportunity to have a sustainable makeover will give you time to reflect on what you are doing and what you could be doing. When you change things (no matter how small), you begin shifting your focus, and you begin working towards better health and wellness.

Why Sustainable Living Is Essential

When you live sustainably, you have less of an impact on the planet, and while this is good for the planet, it is also good for you too. When you are taking positive steps and actions in your everyday life, perhaps consciously or unconsciously, you are ensuring that you are looking after your mental health and wellbeing. Your mental wellbeing and health are very important to your wellness, so the sooner that you realize it is all intertwined, then the more benefit you will get from the process.

Being Prepared To Change

Of course, to improve your wellness, you have to be prepared to change. Change can be scary, and at times daunting. So, ensure that you are ready to welcome and embrace change with arms wide open. If for some reason you are not open to change, or even prepared to change, then you will struggle to adapt, and you will not improve your overall wellness, which is, after all, the end goal.

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Making A Difference

Even though you are focusing on making a difference and changing your own life, you can make a difference in the lives of others. You should not underestimate the impact that you have on other people. When your wellness is in a positive place, then you too are in a positive and strong place to impact those around you. Making a sustainable change in your life can make a difference in other people’s lives, and remember that small differences can lead to big changes.

Looking At Every Area Of Your Life

Of course, improving your wellness is not just about changing what you eat and drink and how much you exercise; it is much more. It is your mental health and wellbeing, the clothes you wear, the routines you undertake, and the path you choose to take in life. Giving yourself a makeover involves looking at every area of your life to ensure that no stones have been left unturned. When you focus on every area of your life, you can then ensure that everything is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Of course, you cannot focus on every area of your life at once, and this is why your makeover must be a gradual process and not something that you expect to achieve within a day.

A Sustainable Makeover Includes A Healthy Diet 

Your diet is just as important as anything else. Looking at what you consume needs to be one of the first areas you focus on. So, take a look at your everyday diet – what is it telling you, and, most importantly, what is it giving you? Are you living on fast food that is calorific, or are you leaning towards snacking on highly processed foods?

When you embrace a healthier and cleaner diet, you ensure that you and your body feel as good as possible. A body that feels good will feel stronger and healthier. Because your overall wellness encompasses your health, and your diet, you really do need to focus on what you are consuming and putting into your body and why. If you are struggling with your weight, or you want to lose some weight, then you will need to start keeping a food log, or a food diary. When you can keep track of what you are consuming, you can then start to make changes.

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Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Everyday life, work, family, and other commitments can affect how you feel and how you think, and this is not always good for your mental health and wellbeing. When your mental health and wellbeing are strong, you can tackle anything.

So, right now, you need to start focusing on improving your mental health. Start by looking at what is affecting you, and then establish just why it is affecting you. If you are harboring too many negative feelings or emotions, then you will struggle to maintain strong mental health. It can often help to share what you are thinking and what you are going through.

When you share the issues or the problems you are facing, with others including counselors and loved ones, then you realize you are not alone. When you accept that you are not alone, you accept that you can change and even free yourself from unnecessary worries.

Your Physical Health

Eating healthily is just part of the fight you need to win. You also need to ensure that you focus on your physical health as much as anything else. Your overall wellness is hugely impacted by your physical health, and if you do not feel as physically fit or strong as you should, then you need to make changes. Starting a program of exercise and even upping the level of physical activity you currently undertake is a positive step that you have to take.

When you physically look good and feel good, then you will see that nothing will stop you back or hold you back from achieving a high level of happiness and wellness.

The Clothes In Your Closet Are Important

Of course, you are not defined by the clothes that you wear, but they do play an important role. Your clothes reflect your personality, your style, and your approach to life. If your clothes are old, or if they no longer fit properly, then it will affect how you feel. The physical and mental effects of clothing that are of no benefit to you should not be underestimated. Being ready for an overhaul with regards to your clothes is something you need to allow for and focus on. Over at you can see just how a wardrobe or closet overhaul can impact and change your life, and when you see this for yourself, you will see that the clothes hanging in your closet hold more importance and value than you may have first realized.

Sustainable Makeover Products Are a Must

When you are improving your overall wellness, you have to think about the impact you and your life are having on others. Having as little of an impact as possible is important, and this is when sustainability and sustainable products come into action. Single-use plastics are officially out, and bamboo products are in. So, when you are looking at your home life, also think about the habits that you currently have and the products that you currently use. Making a little change will help you feel good, and when you feel good, your overall wellness will get a boost.

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Thinking About Your Consumption

You need to be aware of everything that you are consuming, and not just in terms of the food and drink you are consuming on a daily basis. Consider what fuel and energy you consume and whether you can reduce your consumption. If you can reduce the effect you have on the planet, you can feel good about yourself and about your role, and ultimately when you feel good, you can be sure that nothing can impact or affect your wellbeing and wellness.

Your Daily Routines

Everything that you do in a day has an impact or effect on your well-being and wellness. From your skincare routine down to how much water you consume. When you look at your daily routines, and you really focus on what you are doing and why you can then begin to establish where change needs to happen. Just going through your day and not being conscious or even aware of what you are doing is not beneficial to anyone. So, starting now, take some time out for yourself. Look at what you are doing daily and see how your routines are affecting your wellness (either positively or negatively).

Your Working Life

The job that you do or the career that you pursue will affect you in more ways than you realize. Your job or career can be mentally and physically draining. Unfortunately, when you feel drained, you don’t feel your best, and you certainly don’t look your best. Looking at your job and then seeing how it directly impacts and affects your overall wellness is crucial.

For example, if you are happy with your health and your diet, but your job is causing you unnecessary stress, pressure, and anxiety, then you will see that you will struggle to get a balance within your life. Unfortunately, when you cannot get a balance, you cannot achieve a good and sustainable level of wellness. So, do not underestimate the role and importance that your job plays to your everyday life and routine, and to the bigger picture too.


Achieving a balance within your life and also looking after the planet as well as yourself can leave you feeling good. Your overall health, happiness, and wellness are affected and impacted by so many areas. Of course, you will never achieve perfection, but you should focus on doing the best that you can.


Em Sloane

I am an introverted nature lover, and freelance writer. I love sharing new insights on how to live a healthier life using nature's gifts. Be kind. Be generous. Love. Peace. Humanity.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

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