Modern wellness encompasses both physical and mental wellbeing. It encourages individuals to discover their spiritual side while building lasting relationships.
In today’s ever-more-stimulating environment, wellness has never been more essential to maintaining happiness, productivity and creativity at work.
Nurturing Mental Resilience
Resilience has recently gained increased attention within academic and prevention circles. It refers to a person’s ability to adapt and cope with stressful or traumatic circumstances; those with high levels of resilience tend to better navigate life’s obstacles while maintaining positive outlooks.
Resilient individuals tend to embrace life’s difficulties with an open mindset, learning from them and using them as an opportunity for growth. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by events beyond their control – such as traffic jams – resilient people focus on taking control of what can be changed rather than dwelling on those events which they cannot alter (e.g. traffic on busy roads).
Research has demonstrated that resilient individuals tend to have strong support networks. This could range from close friends or family members, to healthcare professionals like doctors or social workers. Resilient people also tend to employ healthy coping mechanisms and understand their personal strengths in order to remain optimistic throughout life.
Caring for the Body
An unhealthy body can hinder your life goals; without it, climbing Mayan ruins or snorkeling are no longer options.
Care of your body includes making wise food decisions and avoiding harmful substances that could impact on its wellbeing, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, decreasing stress levels and practicing safe sex practices.
Finding the proper way to care for one’s body can be difficult given all of the conflicting health and wellness advice available. Yet common sense suggests that things such as avoiding charred meat and added sugars, getting enough sleep and regularly exercising could improve our health and wellness.
Your moral compass should also guide your care of physical wellbeing – after all, there’s only one body to live out your days in.
Exploring the Dimensions of the Soul
Soul or spirit, is an intangible part of yourself that some may find hard to connect with, yet it plays an essential part in wellness and can make us feel whole and complete.
This realm is one of creation and purpose. Here you create your future through focused attention and the vibrational frequency of your thoughts can manifest physical reality here – making it so important to choose your thoughts wisely!
By progressing through each of the eight dimensions of wellness, your overall health and well-being will improve. Achieve balance within a healthy lifestyle includes fueling your body with essential nutrients while engaging your mind through engaging activities, nurturing soulful connections with nature and engaging spiritual connections through spiritual practices – taking steps towards each dimension will enable you to thrive in all aspects of life! Check out our blog for more wellness tips.
Making Conscious Lifestyle Choices
Wellness, as opposed to illness, involves conscious development of all aspects of one’s life – mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, financial, environmental and vocational.
To achieve optimal health, this may include everything from eating well and engaging in regular physical activity to creating supportive relationships, maintaining positive outlooks and managing stress effectively. Furthermore, it may include identifying your core values and finding meaning in life.
Reducing risk factors of disease is also part of healthy living; smoking, drinking alcohol and engaging in unprotected sex are all known risk factors for lung cancer and heart disease, for instance. Engaging in spiritual practices such as regular meditation or mindfulness practice or choosing eco-friendly products like sustainable, fair trade and locally produced goods may all contribute to greater wellbeing for yourself and those around you. Finally, striving to become the healthiest version of yourself possible within your circumstances.