Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit - the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.
This is a bit of a buzz word at the moment, and can mean a lot of different things to different people. It does include our physical health, and a positive, growth mindset, along with the ability to enjoy our emotional states and our relationships, and feeling a sense of meaning to our existence.
I think the most important question is:
~ What does Well Be-ing look like and feel like to me?
~ What are the things that I think, do or surround myself with that contribute to my Well Be-ing?
~ What are the things that reduce my Well Be-ing?
It’s a simple equation, really, do more of what enhances and less of what reduces our Well-Be-ing!
Perhaps it doesn’t feel that easy – it does take conscious commitment, and a mindful approach to maintain our Well-Being. Once we’ve done the stocktake above, we can choose 1 or 2 things to begin with, and start [re-commence] the journey!
One thing I do know for sure, is that our Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Social and Spiritual Well Be-ing are all connected, and that if we take action in one area, it can lift us sufficiently to want to take action towards Well Be-ing in another.
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. James E Faust
So whatever it is, Begin it!
You are worth it! The world needs You!
Your Well Be-ing contributes to the Bigger Picture and ripples beyond yourself…
I encourage you to take 3 pages, with the titles from the questions above, and jot down your answers – without judgement or excuses or invalidation and make a change in the direction of greater Well Be-ing! You have the wisdom within!
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back-- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." Goethe
Yours in Well Be-ing, Gab
As a part of my own spiritual and personal practice, I chose 52 words to reflect on over the course of a year.