To optimize means to make something as good or as effective as possible.
On Holistic Hollins, that “something” is life through self-care, balance, and intentional living. Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not a life coach. I’m a twenty-something on the pursuit of life’s best version. There are so many little life hacks that promote a fuller, happier life — from practicing mindfulness, deep breathing, exercise, to contentment and more, Holistic Hollins is dedicated to exploring habits and mindsets to put you on your path to where you want to be.
So, to be clear, I’m not handing out advice on health or debating Western versus naturopathic medical philosophies. I haven’t taken a science class since high school. My focus is more on the little “extras” that might go over people’s heads.
Whether it’s the pros of exercising in the a.m. versus p.m., what tea calms anxiety best, or how important “taking 10” is to de-stress, I want to talk about them and help you find ways to manage. Because when life gets busy — and it rarely isn’t — stress often blurs the line on the meaning of optimal health. Holistic Hollins is here to clear the air, and remind you of what matters most, and shifting your focus from what doesn’t (as much).
I found an amazing blog called The Blissful Mind that goes into more detail about what I mean when I talk about self-care. Give it a read!