A Basic Review of Wellness

There are many aspects of your health/wellness.  Dependent upon which theoretical model you choose to use, categories include:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • spiritual
  • occupational
  • intellectual, and
  • social

These are not in any particular order.  All of these aspects of wellness are occurring whether you know it or not.  Most people gravitate toward 1 or 2.  You may find that your overall wellness ebbs and flows dependent upon what is occurring each day/week.  Numerous studies have been conducting proving the benefits of physical activity, but we also want to make sure we are investing time with the other categories as well.  Most of us work, so the occupational part of our wellness could add a level of stress which we don’t realize.  Sometimes, the occupational part of wellness balances out the physical and emotional parts.  Below are brief descriptions of the components of wellness.

Physically, the research still says that 60 minutes of activity per day is recommended.  This can come in many forms.   Seek out instruction if the activity you choose is new to you or if you need a refresher.

Emotionally, it is better to be optimistic about life, instead of pessimistic.  You should be aware of and accept the way you feel each day.  Stored up emotions can be detrimental to ones health.  Seek out trusted friends or professional help if you need to vent.

Spiritually, it is all right for you to think why you do the things you do.  Questioning the existence of life is okay!

Occupationally, it is better to develop skills through working with others than to remain isolated.

Intellectually, it is better to challenge your mind with creative endeavors than to become self-satisfied and unproductive.

Socially, it is better to contribute to whatever community you are associated with than to only think about yourself.

We’ll be adding more information about wellness as the summer progresses.  Have an excellent day.  We hope to see you soon!

Information taken from the National Wellness Institute 🙂

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