In ancient Buddhist teachings, the humans were considered as energy fields. The human body was considered as the projection of our own consciousness. Imagine using this energy towards living a positive, healthy, fulfilled, and motivated life? Wellness is a powerful choice that promises to free anyone from as many bondages of unhappiness that has held them for years.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
“…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization.
“A conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.” – The National Wellness Institute
Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to living a higher quality life. Wellness matters. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It is an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.
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Wellness is much more than just freedom from illnesses; it is a dynamic process of change and growth. Wellness is the primary goal of most people in the quest to find more happiness and reduce stress and depression. There are eight types of wellness that each individual encounters; all the types are correlated and mostly interdependent.
1.Social Wellness – how you relate to self, others, and community; having supportive relationships and a sense of belonging.
2.Physical Wellness – how you care for your body and mind; your health and vitality.
3.Environmental Wellness – how you create environments around you to support your best self, as well as how you relate to the global environment.
4.Emotional/Mental Wellness – your awareness and acceptance of your feelings; your thoughts, attitudes, and self-talk; your resilience and self-esteem.
5.Intellectual Wellness – having creative and stimulating activities that allow you to continue learning and pursuing your interests.
6.Career / Livelihood – having fulfilling and meaningful work in which you nurture your gifts, skills, and talents.
7.Spiritual Wellness – your sense of meaning and purpose in your life; how you integrate your beliefs and values into action.
8.Financial Wellness – how you understand and handle your money in ways that provide for you now, as well as prepare you for economic changes.
In each of these areas, do you have a balance of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of wellness? Where are things going well? Where would you like to see a change?
One of the types of wellness that has been elusive for most people is the spiritual wellness that is your sense of meaning and purpose of life. There is increasing contradicting information on the purpose and meaning of life and in a world that is full of chaos, it can be hard to get a grip, silence your internal chaos, and make that critical choice. However, one of the remedies for this is intentionally investing in you to enjoy the following benefits;
- Take charge of your life and feel good about the choices you make.
- Gain energy and feel more fit.
- Experience improved physical health.
- Gain a positive outlook and find more enjoyment in your life.
- Be a role model for your family and friends.
- Strive for balance in both your personal and work life.
- Make time for important relationships in your life.
- Ask for help whenever you need support from others.
- Find ways to relieve stress, like physical activity and relaxation techniques.
- Be open-minded to try something new, like a hobby or activity.
- Talk to your family doctor, who can provide resources and advice when you need it.