Defining Your Wellness
Over the past few years I have immersed myself in the concept of wellness and what it means for me to live a well-balanced life. I’ve read, studied, applied and have been so inspired by the possibilities of what life can look like at its best! I’m so excited to start this blog in hopes that by sharing what I’ve learned and experienced (and am still learning and experiencing), others will be encouraged to build their own path towards balance and happiness.
So what exactly is wellness? Wellness incorporates every aspect of life: Physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, and financial/occupational. It is the process of becoming aware of these aspects of life and making conscious decisions towards health and overall fulfillment.
Personally, I desire to be a positive and kind person with a strong faith. I want to have authentic and quality relationships in my life. I strive to be healthy and physically fit by staying active and doing things that challenge me, but more importantly that I enjoy. I want to eat foods that will nourish my body so that I feel great and can also occasionally indulge, guilt-free (Mint Oreos…I just can’t help myself). I desire to work hard at something I love and am passionate about. I'd like to be smart financially so I can travel and invest in things I believe in. This is what I strive for. This is MY wellness. Am I there yet? No, but I'm on the right track!
Wellness is a constant journey, well worth the time and effort.
We all have an ideal version of ourselves that we desire to be, but unfortunately, the demands of everyday life often make it difficult for us to reach our goals. Not only that, but change is hard and it usually involves many challenges and obstacles. And if you’ve had a history of trying and failing, it’s quite possible that you now believe you are incapable of reaching your goals.
We want to be well and balanced, but still, there is an overwhelming gap between who we want to be and who we are in our every day lives.
I want to invite you to open your mind and create your own personal idea of wellness. Each individual is so different, the way we learn, what we value, the things we enjoy doing. What works for one person might not work for another. It doesn’t mean that the method is necessarily wrong or the individual is incapable of success. If you’ve tried a method before and failed, you are not alone and all is not lost. We have access to more resources, health guidelines and services than ever before. Look for a different method and try again. Except this time, give yourself a little grace because change is hard!
I want this to be a place for you to come to be encouraged and inspired, as well as to share your own personal experiences. After all, we’re on this journey together!
What does your personal version of wellness look like?