Healthy Living

Take Your Wellness to the Next Level

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Many people assume that ‘wellness’ refers to your physical health but wellness is a far more holistic concept. While your physical wellbeing is certainly a critical element of wellness, there are many other dimensions to take into account, such as:

·   Emotional health

·   Spiritual wellbeing

·   Social persona

·   Intellectual stimulation

·   Environmental surroundings

·   Career satisfaction

As you can see, the concept of wellness incorporates every aspect of your life. Only when each of these factors is integrated can true wellness be achieved. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to be peak physical fitness and working in your dream job to take your wellness to the next level. Simply being aware of any current limitations, pursuing growth, and having clearly defined goals can be a great way to integrate individual aspects of wellness with one another.

If you’re eager to take your wellness to the next level, take a look at these top tips now:

1. Consider Taking Supplements

We all know that we should eat a healthy, balanced diet to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. However, even eating a good diet can leave you with some nutritional deficiencies. Furthermore, there may be critical vitamins and minerals you need that your body can’t absorb from food.

With so many options out there, it’s always good to get medical advice before adding vitamins, supplements, or minerals to your regime. From vitamin D and Magnesium to Penguin CBD and melatonin, there are endless options when it comes to boosting your mood, enhancing relaxation, and easing anxiety. By finding the right combination of supplements for you, you can transform more than one area of your life and enhance your wellness.

2. Learn to Meditate

If you don’t already meditate, it’s time to start. While it can take a little while to get used to the process, meditation offers a wide range of benefits, including better concentration and focus, increased confidence, more effective pain management, and reduced anxiety.

As you can see, meditation benefits numerous wellness dimensions. By using meditation to help minimize pain or anxiety, for example, you’re enhancing the physical and emotional health aspects of wellness. Similarly, increasing your confidence and reducing stress can have a positive impact on your career and your social life, so these aspects of wellness can be improved too.

3. Have Fun

As children, we’re practically programmed to have fun and we make sure to do so on a regular basis! As adults, however, we tend to let the stresses and strains of everyday life take over. If you’re working full-time, raising a family, maintaining a home, and/or studying for a qualification, it can be hard to find time to be sociable and have fun.

However, having fun is essential if you want to feel at the top of your game. While social interactions are an aspect of wellness in themselves, they also have a direct impact on other areas of your life. When you’re more sociable at work, for example, you can build stronger teams and network more effectively. Similarly, when you feel closer to your friends and family, it can have a direct effect on your spiritual wellness and your environmental surroundings.

4. Book a Wellness Checkup

If you want to take your wellness to the next level, an annual check-up is a great way to achieve your goal. Many doctors offer routine wellness checkups, so you can monitor your physical health and stay in control. As well as facilitating early diagnoses and enabling you to get any treatment you might need, having regular checkups can give you peace of mind too.

However, it isn’t just your physical wellbeing that can benefit from regular wellness checks. Talking to a therapist or counselor about your emotional health can also be a beneficial experience. While many people seek out professional therapists in times of crisis, you don’t have to wait for something to go wrong to seek support. With regular checkups, you can find ways to enhance your wellbeing when things are going well too.

5. Be Kind to Yourself and Others

When we’re stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, it’s easy to let your emotions affect your interactions. You may be more irritable than usual, for example, or you may display a short temper at work, with your kids, or in the grocery store. Inevitably, this can leave you feeling frustrated with yourself, which only fuels a cycle of negative emotions.

By making a conscious effort to be kind, you can spread positivity throughout your own life and share it with others. From your social interactions to workplace meetings, starting every interaction from a place of kindness can have a transformative effect.

Often, we’re our own harshest critic, so be sure to be kind to yourself, as well as others. Take the time to note any instances of critical or negative ‘self-talk’, if you want to realize just how harsh you can be on yourself. From there, you’ll the motivation you need to use positive affirmations, kind words, and forgiveness to help enhance every element of your life.

What Does Wellness Mean to You?

The concept of wellness may be multi-dimensional but it’s still open to interpretation. If there are other aspects of your life that are important, feel free to incorporate them into your wellness plan. Instead of sticking to a rigid thought process or what is or is not ‘wellness’, allow yourself the freedom to discover which elements are most prominent in your life.

Additionally, be honest with yourself about which aspects of wellness you find most difficult to address. You may feel calm and comfortable in a formal work environment, for example, but struggle to open up about your feelings with friends and family. By identifying areas, you have trouble with, you’ll know which aspects of your life require a little more work and can allocate the time and resources you need to improve them.

As wellness is a holistic concept, it encourages you to focus on all aspects of your life. When you’re growing and moving forward in every way, you’ll find that the increased balance and tranquility leads you to a rewarding new chapter of your life.

Karla Urwitz
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