What is wellness? The WHO defines Wellness as:
“…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– The World Health Organization
Wellness, then, is more than just not being physically ill. It encompasses additional vital elements of each individual’s life. It includes peer groups and the mental health of each person. The way we achieve wellness is developing our awareness of how we feel and making changes toward living our best and most fulfilling life.
Wellness helps us achieve more
Feeling good mentally, physically, and socially does more than just help us feel better, it helps us do more with our time.
“a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.”
– The National Wellness Institute
Wellness can also be the gateway to achieving what we want to accomplish in life. When we are physically strong, mentally awake, and feel part of our social groups we thrive. Not just because we have access to networking, but also because we feel more connected and confident.
How To Achieve Wellness
Some basic tips for achieving wellness deal with the 8 dimensions of wellness. These dimensions include: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual wellness.
Easy Tips To Wellness:
- Know what is important to you, and make those things happen in your life.
- Socialize with a supportive and positive peer group.
- Find work and hobbies that support a sense of connection and purpose.
- Put less energy into or end toxic relationships.
- Take care of yourself with good habits for eating, sleeping, and physical activity.
- Find the best in each day and remember the things you are grateful for.
- Seek out what you want from life, and the value of choosing your own path.
Wellness is your overall mental, physical, and social health. Paying attention to people and situations that improve or hinder your wellness is a simple question of getting the most out of life. Keep an eye on how you’re feeling and make changes when things aren’t working. Ultimately the goal is to live more, and worry less.