Multidimensional Aspects of Wellness to Improve Daily Life
Take a minute to think about wellness. What are the first things that pop into your mind? Exploring a new exercise routine or making sure your plate has a good balance of fruits and vegetables. Those examples only touch one area of wellness. The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an intentional choice of a lifestyle characterized by personal responsibility, moderation and maximum personal enhancement of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.” Encompassing these core areas of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational and spiritual can help individuals maintain a well-rounded life full of wellness.
What are some things that you could do to improve your overall wellness? Well, the first step would be to figure out what you’re interested in. Maybe you’re into fitness, or maybe you’re passionate about film, or maybe you just love curling up with a good book. Start thinking about potential interests.
We understand that sometimes life gets crazy and there isn’t always time to do the things you really want to do. Maybe you’re a single parent juggling the responsibility of raising your children, or maybe your job consumes your time. Responsibilities often get in the way of our wellness, making time limited.
Squeezing in Personal Time
Look at your weekly schedule and see when you could squeeze in some ‘you’ time. Maybe you get a 30-minute lunch break at work and you have a passion for reading. Bring a book with you to work and use that 30 minutes to get some reading in. If you’re passionate about films, try to find one night a week where you can set aside two hours to go see the latest film, or maybe even set aside a night for family movie night. Find a good Netflix movie, or hit the nearest Redbox and sit down with your loved ones. Maybe you’re passionate about serving. We would love to have you join us for a volunteer experience. Service is a great way to boost your own wellness as well as the wellness of others.
It only takes 30 minutes a day to improve your overall lifestyle. Get out there and do the things that make you happy.