As with any goal, you have to know where you’re going (or what you’re striving for) before you can achieve it. So, presuming that most of you reading this are interested in health and/or “wellness,” let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about it:
Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being…The term has been defined by the Wisconsin-based National Wellness Institute as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence...with wellness being the result of personal initiative, seeking a more optimal, holistic and balanced state of health and well-being across multiple dimensions.
So, simply put, the state of “wellness” entails actively participating in your own health and state of balance. It’s about making a commitment to yourself to live a certain type of life…one that enhances your own personal experience of being on this earth. For me, this means focusing on having a positive state of mind, career satisfaction, meaningful personal connections, balanced nutrition, and a healthy and active lifestyle.
Now it may go without saying, but it is my belief that nutrition and fitness are the foundation from which other facets of wellness stem. But, putting that aside, I want to kick off this blog by inviting you to take a look at your life and contemplating what “wellness” would look like for you, personally. What goals do you need to work on to be healthier, happier, more balanced?
A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. -Tom Stoppard
Food for thought…no pun intended 😉
Ciao for now!
Ciao for now!