What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear about wellness?
Perhaps you think about fitness, yoga, or health.
And you are right.
Robust health and a great body belong to the wellness scope, but they are only a part of it.
Holistic wellness is much more than good shape and the absence of diseases.
Holistic wellness is a conscious state in which we make choices towards our full potential, through a balanced integration of our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, and social self.
A balanced integration of all wellness paths is necessary
to achieve holistic wellness, our full potential, and have a higher quality of life.
Being well means perceiving our life as one with meaning and purpose, connecting with the ones we care about, working for what we love, nourishing our relationships, growing through knowledge, and taking care of our body and health.
A balanced integration of all wellness dimensions is necessary to achieve our full potential and have a higher quality of life.
The six paths
By integrating each path and creating a balance, you maintain an optimal level of wellness.
Some examples for each dimension are:
- Emotional; Knowing how to understand, accept & communicate your feelings effectively.
- Spiritual; Having a sense of meaning and purpose & acting according to your values and beliefs.
- Occupational; Satisfied with your financial state & accomplishments at work, contribute to a mission with your skills and talents.
- Physical: Establishing a self-care routine, along with nutritional habits & regular exercise.
- Social: Connect with the world, create friendships, belong to an empowering community where you can give and receive social support.
- Intellectual: See each day as an opportunity to learn, create, and indulge in stimulating mental activities like reading and problem-solving.