Anyone with an Instagram knows about the incessant hashtags that dominate every day of the week. What was once Thursday is now known as Throwback Thursday, and some even consider Sunday to be Selfie Sunday. We have a new weekly trend that may actually have some meaning to it: Wellness Wednesday. We should all have a general idea of what wellness is, but how can we take this word out of only the gym and apply it to other aspects of our lives? Many employers offer wellness incentives not because they have money they have no use for, but because studies have shown that a healthier workforce leads to more efficient production and a generally more positive attitude. What these studies don’t show is how this wellness impacts the worker outside of the office, which is more important to us as individuals.

A healthy body is a healthy mind; the great part about increasing our wellness is that it will affect not only our physical health, but our mental and emotional health as well. We can achieve this sort of overall betterment of ourselves by making several changes that, when put together, can completely change a person’s life. If you’re on-the-go every day you could try using your phone, typically a distraction, as a means of using convenient apps that can do anything from monitoring your sleeping patterns to tracking your eating habits. In regards to eating habits, making small changes to your diet can have noticeable effects right away. A great way to stay committed to this sort of change is by finding a partner to do the same with you; this sort of encouragement may be just what you need. Don’t settle for less, and make sure to commit to #WellnessWednesday! It’s just another great way to cherish the skin you’re in.