Wellness is a dynamic process of making conscious choices towards a more healthy and balanced lifestyle. Can we adopt a holistic approach to life in this fast paced world?
Think about an athlete who does everything possible to keep himself fit. From following a strict workout regime to sticking to his nutrition plan, he
However the moment, he is on the ground, he has some issue with his team mates or with the members of the opponent team. So he is certainly fit but not healthy. Finess is essential to perform the day to day activities but health is considering the condition of mind as well as body.
Our body, emotion, mind, energy body and soul together form the whole person. All dimensions are crucial, none is sufficient by itself and each profoundly effects the others.
With lack of the right quantity (physical fitness), quality (emotional energy), focus (mental strength) and force (spiritual vitality), you are compromised in any action you take.
Holistic Health is actually an approach to life. In fact, even the World Health Organization defines health as being “…more than simply the absence of illness. It is the active state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.”
Let’s look at some easy and effective ways to fuel our energy tank with regards to each dimension:
- Physical – Physical health is the primary and most fundamental source of energy. Eat clean to fuel your body and flush out the toxins with having lots of water, herbs, fruits and vegetables. You must exercise to be fit and take sufficient rest and adequate sleep for renewal.
- Emotional – Emotional energy comes from the ability to identify, understand, and manage emotions in a way that empowers us. Connect with like-minded people, nurture your relationships, do what you love and love what you do. Gratitude is one of the highest expressions of love. Making gratitude the foundation of your life, you are naturally in love with life and all that it offers.
- Mental/Intellectual – To expand your horizons, you must constantly stimulate your mind and develop the habit of learning something new and valuable every day. Have a yearning for learning and use different resources like books, internet, forums, courses etc. to acquire more knowledge about living a balanced life.
- Spiritual – Spiritual energy can be tapped by a commitment to a purpose beyond self-interest and courage to live by your deepest values. You can nurture yourself spiritually in many ways like prayer and meditation, musical or artistic expression, spending time in nature, being in a spiritual community and rendering service for others.
Cultivate healthy lifestyle habits and create an environment that supports you to adopt a holistic approach to life, and make each day a masterpiece!
“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.”