Introducing the Wellness Series

Clutter free zone in a city full of appointments and deadlines

Welcome to the first part of my newest vertical: wellness. I’ve always thought of myself as a thoughtful person, yet I’ve never communicated those thoughts, so now is the time.  I was sitting on my bed the other day going through the things I wanted to do, and suddenly felt overwhelmed. Unless I hustle day and night, there is not enough time and resources for all my ambitions.  Therefore this series of posts is a purposeful break for myself to make time and think about what really matters- being well.

When I think of wellness, I first think about how we say “I’m well”, when someone says, “How are you”. In fact, most of us can argue how thats not true most of the time- we can be having an amazing or bad day, but we tend to say “fine” or “well” to shorten conversations and get our days going.

I also think about the physical dimension- eating clean, exercising often and perhaps meditating everyday. While I practice some of those things, I think that our show-and-tell society forgets mindfulness as another key piece of wellness. Wellness is not just about how fit you are or how clear your skin is. Those visible signs can certainly help someone feel better, but do not fully address the roots of long-term happiness. There are also so many bloggers who are amazing at teaching these physical things, so I really can’t contribute much there.

For me, wellness is finding that balance between the physical world and the inner self, creating a clutter-free zone that embodies peace. The physical (like being healthy) helps fight the external obstacles that’s thrown at our bodies, while the mental clears away other people’s judgments and our inner voice. With that in mind, I’ll explore a new word every post through a photo and couple sentences to see how it can improve our mental wellness. I look forward to sharing this with all of you.
-Matt Chu

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