Mental Health

14 Ways To Bring Wellness Into Your Life This Diwali

Rediscover the essence of Diwali by integrating these wellness tips into your celebration.

By URLife Team
12 Nov 2023

As Diwali approaches, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement, delicious treats, festivities and social gatherings and find ourselves carried away in the festivities. Amidst all the enjoyment and thrill and while adhering to our never-ending to-do list, we might lose track of our wellness. If you are looking to enrich the Diwali experience to the next level then injecting wellness tips can help. 

As we light up our homes and hearts this Diwali, let us make a conscious effort to weave wellness into our celebrations by striving for a harmonious balance between health and revelry. Here are some thoughtful ways to infuse wellness into your Diwali celebration


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Don’t Take Your Work Home

Establishing boundaries between work and personal life during the festival season is important. You already have a lot on your plate, starting from Diwali decorations to shopping. Avoid bringing work-related stress into your festive mood and moments, instead, set deadlines, complete your work and once you’re home enjoy the festivities Diwali is a time to relax, unwind and connect with loved ones.

Avoid Alcohol Before Dinner

It’s best to skip the alcohol before eating as it can make it hard for you to make healthy dinner choices. Drinking alcohol before a meal can affect your ability to make smart food choices. So, to help you stay healthy with your dietary decisions, it’s best to avoid alcohol before sitting down to a meal.


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Bring Healthy Snacking Options

Consider bringing healthy items when attending Diwali events. This way you can identify healthier options, making it easier to follow your specific diet if you have one. Having access to healthy food options allows you to indulge without compromising your health goals during the festive season.


Be Consistent With Your Workout

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Diwali preparations, finding time for a full workout can seem overwhelming. But just 10 minutes of exercise can make a big difference. Include quick and effective movements like brisk walking, short yoga sessions or HIIT workouts. Being physically active will help you manage stress well and keep your energy high.


Avoid Multitasking

While multitasking may seem like a time-saving option to many of us, it is not. It could make things haphazard and messy. Instead of tackling multiple tasks at once, focus on one thing at a time. Make a to-do list and try to stick to it. It will enhance your productivity. Whether you’re decorating your home, hosting a Diwali dinner or attending social gatherings, try to completely dedicate your time towards one task at a time.


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Don’t Overcommit

Whether it’s work-related activities, personal responsibilities, or socialising, it’s important to know your limits and set limits. Avoid spreading yourself too thin, learn to say no and prioritise things that truly matter to you at that moment.


Take Time Off

Diwali gives the perfect opportunity to take a step back and renew. Consider taking a break from work to fully immerse yourself in the festivities. Whether it’s a short vacation or a few days at home, this break will allow you to recharge and enjoy quality time with family and friends.


Make Healthy Choices

If you are hosting a Diwali celebration, consider making conscious choices when it comes to food. Swap unhealthy ingredients with healthier ones without compromising the taste. For sweets, use jaggery instead of sugar, wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, and choose dried fruits instead of traditional Indian confectionery. 


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Opt for Eco-Friendly Celebrations

Choose a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional Diwali practices. Instead of shooting firecrackers that contribute to air and noise pollution, opt for creative and fun activities like rangoli making, diya-making, potpourri and more. These activities will add a personal touch to your celebrations.


Go Gadget-Free

In this age of constant connectivity and distraction of technology, device-free Diwali can be a refreshing change. Convince your friends and family to put away their phones, tablets and laptops over the festive period. This simple process helps to bring everyone in, allowing for deeper connections and meaningful conversations and a more happening celebration.


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Keep a First-Aid Kit Handy

Accidents can happen at any time, especially during the bustling celebrations of Diwali. It is important that first aid is easily accessible. Whether you are at home or on the go, having access to basic medical supplies such as bandages, pain wipes, painkillers, and essential medications can help you handle unexpected accidents.


Give Thoughtful Gifts

With people being more health conscious, gifting traditional confectioneries is not a great idea. Consider options such as potted plants, seed packaging, sustainable containers, homemade baking supplies, or waste-free products. Not only do these gifts contribute to the well-being of the planet, but they also show your loved ones that you care about their health and the environment.


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Balance Your Meals

Diwali is often synonymous with indulgent feasts and it’s perfectly fine to enjoy the festival. However, it is important to balance your diet by choosing a holistic plate – with protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. This ensures that you not only enjoy the delicious Diwali food, but also provide your body with essential nutrients.


Strengthen Your Relationships

Diwali is the perfect occasion to reach out to family and friends. Consider making phone calls, sending heartfelt messages, or even planning a virtual get-together if distance is a factor. The simple act of reconnecting can bring immense joy and strengthen the bonds that make your life content.


Be safe

It's easy to catch seasonal flu and colds when you’re interacting with a lot of people during Diwali, but it’s crucial to exercise caution to avoid it. Take vitamin C and immunity boosters regularly and sanitise whenever possible to lessen your chances of getting sick. 


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Incorporating these hacks into your Diwali celebrations ensures that the festival remains a time of joy and togetherness without compromising your well-being. Remember, a healthy Diwali is a happy Diwali!


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