We all have heard about wellness and its importance, but how wellness works?
Wellness is a state of being that means more than just being free from illness. It is a dynamic process of change and growth. Wellness also includes an individual feeling good about themselves and taking care of their health as well as achieving an optimal level of physical, mental, and social well-being.
Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth
It’s not about reaching the endpoint, but about following the path along the way. Our health is an ongoing journey of discovery that requires us to be alert and aware of each step we take. Being healthy isn’t about getting sick less often; it’s about living more fully than you ever thought possible!
So how wellness works? The answer lies in the word itself: “well” comes from the same root as “health”, meaning “in good condition” or “sound.” So wellness is simply having all areas of your life functioning well with each other—your body feeling good, your relationships being supportive and nourishing, your mind clear and focused on positive thoughts instead of negative ones…
Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health
The first step to improving your health is learning to love yourself. When you feel good about yourself, it’s easier to take care of your health and make healthier choices in the future. If you don’t love yourself, it can be difficult to commit to these practices and change your life for the better. There are many ways that you can improve how you feel about yourself, including:
Taking care of yourself physically by eating well and exercising regularly
Taking care of others around you by being kind
Being mindful of what makes you happy
Learning new things that interest you
If possible, try incorporating these things into your daily routine so they become second nature!
Wellness is a lifelong commitment, not a destination
Wellness is an ongoing process. It’s not about achieving a single goal and hanging up your hat. It’s a lifelong journey that you’ll constantly be refining and perfecting as you grow into the person you want to be.
It’s not about achieving wellness once, then coasting along on autopilot from there on out; rather, it’s about making small changes over time and committing to them for life. That might mean eating more vegetables or going running every day (or both!). Whatever it looks like for you, wellness is all about making choices that are healthy for yourself—because, at the end of the day, when it comes down to it, nobody else can do this work for you.
Wellness means having a balanced emotional state
The word “wellness” is often used to refer to the state of being healthy and in good physical shape. However, wellness is not just about what you do with your body—it’s also about how you feel emotionally.
Wellbeing is a state of mind that means having positive emotions like optimism, confidence, and hope. It’s also about feeling connected with others (family, friends) and having a sense of purpose in life. A person with good mental health will be able to cope well with everyday stresses and problems even when they don’t have enough money or things that other people consider important such as job promotions or good relationships.
Taking steps toward achieving optimal wellness is often easier when you have help
This may sound a bit counterintuitive, but in fact, getting help is often easier when you have support. Consider your relationship with a personal trainer at the gym: they can show you how to use equipment, what exercises to do, and how many reps you should do. In this way, they’re supporting your efforts to get fit—but also helping make those efforts as effective as possible.
Similarly, there are things outside of ourselves that can help us feel better about our lives and move toward wellness goals even if we don’t think of them as “help.” For example:
Support groups are great ways for people suffering from similar issues (like anxiety or depression) to connect with one another in an environment where they can discuss their experiences without being judged by others who don’t understand what it’s like on the inside;
A therapist or counselor can be helpful when working through complex feelings related to trauma or past experiences;
Friends who are willing to give advice can provide guidance on everything from healthy eating habits all the way up to career-related decisions (e.g., “Hey man… I know that it might seem scary now but trust me when I say that quitting your job will ultimately be worth it!”).
Making the right choices will affect how healthy you are
There are many factors that can affect your health, but here are some of the things you can do to improve it:
Get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep is important for staying healthy and reducing stress levels. Try going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning, even on weekends.
Eat a balanced diet and drink lots of water. Eating a balanced diet means eating foods from all food groups: meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, and grains, legumes, or pulses. Include small amounts of fats such as oils in your diet too – these are good because they provide energy to cells in our bodies without adding fat stores! Drinking plenty of fluids is also important for keeping us hydrated – aim for 2 liters per day if possible (that’s about 6 cups).
Be active regularly. Physical activity helps build muscle tone, strengthen bones, reduce stress levels, and improve sleep quality. The more active you are—whether it’s walking around the block or running around the gym—the healthier you’ll be!
Don’t smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products – they can cause cancer and other diseases (like heart attacks).
Wellness is a journey. It’s not something you can achieve overnight, but it doesn’t have to take years either. The first steps are always the hardest, but once you get started on this path it gets easier and easier with each step. The most important thing is to stay positive and keep moving forward!