Many people are under the illusion that the term ‘wellness’ refers to being physically healthy. It does, to some extent, but it means so much more than that, too. Wellness is feeling at peace with yourself mentally, and having strong mental health, as well as strong physical health. As stated by the World Health Organization, wellness is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absense of disease or infirmity”. Having a strong sense of wellness benefits us because it becomes a part of a cycle. Everything that we feel, think and behave becomes a part of our actions and how we convey ourselves. This can have a direct impact on our emotions, so it is important to have wellness within our lives to have a higher quality of life. So, with this in mind, how are we able to achieve wellness?
Wellness can be achieved by focusing on the good in situations, and looking at life more positively. There are 8 branches of optimal wellness, and these include:
It is believed that if you are able to master happiness and acceptance across all 8 of these branches of wellness, then you will have a higher quality of life. There is no overall rule as to how to achieve this, as all of the different branches require different levels of effort and appreciation.
However, to give you a bit of guidance, the obvious one to start with is physical wellness. In order to achieve this, you would need to put effort towards eating healthily, exercising enough, seeking medical help as and when it is needed, and obtaining a relatively healthy physical lifestyle.
Intellectual wellness would involve being more open-minded about situations you aren’t knowledgeable about – being open to new ideas, approaches and opinions.
Emotional wellness can refer to having good stress management, coping well with unfortunate situations, and being in touch with your thoughts and feelings.
One that many people struggle with is financial wellness. So many of us feel anxious and uncertain about our finances and whether we have enough money to have a high quality life. The concept of financial wellness is budgeting money well, saving money for emergencies and being more comfortable with your finances. Financial stress is one of the highest types of stress across all ages, so mastering wellness in this area is likely to increase quality of life.
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