Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, a state of optimal being, striving to achieve your individual potential. Certainly a life long learning process that combines your mind, body and spirit into a balanced, healthy and fulfilling life. If we manage to join all these together in harmony the results are an overall feeling of well-being and purpose.
What we eat plays such an essential part of wellness, eating non processed foods, plenty of fruit, nuts and vegetables. Keeping your body healthy with appropriate and manageable daily habits of cleanliness, light regular exercise, proper brushing of your teeth, all have appropriate general healthcare benefits and form just some of the elements required for physical wellness.
Balance your work and leisure time where ever possible. Occupational wellness may be one of the hardest to achieve due to your personal circumstances. It involves taking part in activities that provide meaning and positive purpose, be that in an educational setting or work surroundings. Being content and happy with your career and having the opportunity to contribute with your talents is another often overlooked element.
Emotional wellness means being mature, positive and balanced in your emotional feelings. The ability to express your emotions and feelings, savour life, be fluid and adjust to the many challenges that face us. Deal with stress through your inbuilt defense mechanisms. Accept responsibility for your actions, take constructive criticism as it is intended, have the ability to laugh at life and yourself! Learn by yours and others mistakes.
Ensure you have high personal values, display those values in your everyday actions. Just some of the elements for spiritual wellness can include prayer, meditation, or your own personal reflection and understanding of peace and harmony.
Part of the life long learning process, intellectual wellness consists of applying the knowledge that you gain, sharing that knowledge with others and always open to learning new perspectives. Intellectual wellness by definition means that you should take an interest in learning new things, participating in stimulating and creative activities and when the opportunities arise, taking part in intellectual discussions with others.
The ability to show compassion and empathy to others forms an important part of social wellness, together with keeping healthy relationships with your family, friends and the community in general. Strive to have an interest in the needs of those around you. Communicate with a variety of people from all backgrounds and be open to their perspectives no matter how alien they may be to you.
At Arogya Healing we believe that it is essential in all our detox programs that the basic elements of wellness are touched on to provide a rounded and ongoing interest in a healthy lifestyle.