Being healthy is a lifestyle that encompasses the body and mind. For example, you can be a happy person yet neglect to take care of your body. Conversely, you can go to the gym six times a week but have low self esteem or lack focus as to what’s important in your life. Achieving personal wellness warrants a communion of the body and mind. Keep the following aspects of life in mind as you continue to grow and achieve optimal personal wellness.
How we relate to others and the sort of energy we present plays a part in overall wellness. A healthy person lives by the golden rule and achieves a balance of good self esteem along with looking out for the betterment of others around them. Being respectful of others, especially when it comes to intimate relationships, calls for a focused and evolved mind and advanced emotional intelligence.
As mentioned, you may have a good job and be generally happy, yet complete wellness calls for a higher respect for one’s body. You don’t have to go to a gym to be in shape, yet many people take part in some regular form of exercise whether it requires going to yoga classes, playing tennis, etc. The body is your temple. Treat it well and pay better attention to your physique and what you put in and on your body. Aside from exercise, one achieves health via regular doctor and dental checkups. Browse at mydental.guardianlife.com/learn-more/our-plans/texas/ for affordable plans and options.
Your personality affects how the world relates to you as well as how you internalize what goes on around you. For example, a person with a healthy outlook will seek the positives in most situations, and even when encountered with an unfortunate circumstance is evolved enough to realize the moment will pass, not take out frustrations on others, and maintain healthy thoughts.
A person of sound body and mind reacts well to most environments but also stays mindful of how to change or shift an environment in order to be their best selves. For example, if being around types of people makes one feel annoyed, frustrated, afraid, unsure, etc, it’s best to leave a bar, party, or job environment in exchange for one that is more suitable to positivity and good energy. Otherwise, one may start to feel sad, alone, or intimidated, which can lead to negative feelings and unhealthy reactions and choices.
A number of people choose careers due to the availability of jobs or an income that will allow them to feel less financial pressure. Of course, the level of pay and job security is important, but it’s more important to respect and enjoy what you do. One’s job plays a huge part in one’s identity and encompasses a lot of time. Choose a career path that is intrinsically rewarding as well as one that enables you to pay the bills, etc.
Some people find staying in touch with their spiritual side easier than others. Stay mindful of your spiritual side. It may mean daily meditations, reserving time to be alone, or engaging in an activity that holds special meaning. Being spiritually strong is not visible such as seeing a muscle get bigger, but it’s hugely important and can be observed via the choices we make and how we feel on a daily basis.
The intellect complements one’s spiritual side. Choose jobs, sports, friends, and relationships that keep you happy and challenged. Life is about growing and constantly learning. Stay mindful of your preferences and what types of thinking and activities come easier. A balanced person strengthens their intellect by stimulating the brain in a variety of ways. For example, if you’re a creative person who loves to write, complement that skill and preference with something more concrete and mathematical, such as playing Sudoku or taking an engineering class.
As stated, one should not choose a career based on money alone, yet having enough money means lower levels of stress, eating well, and having the means to take trips and see different cultures. Money doesn’t buy happiness, yet insufficient funds can lead to high anxiety and neglect of the body. Personal wellness is not contingent on being rich. However, understand how to budget your funds and place value on things that make you happy. Conversely, worrying too much about money or placing great emphasis on chasing it can stymie wellness and have a negative influence on the body and mind.
Elizabeth Webb is a life coach, something that started out with helping friends and family, which soon morphed into something bigger! She writes articles in her free time, and participates in various online discussions relating to mind/body/spirit topics.