Personal Wellness

Personal wellness is about you, learning to love your whole self. It is about assuming charge of your life, living in process, and channeling life energy. It is learning about choices and developing the one best way to wellness – your way. Overall, we want to achieve balance, happiness, and peace of mind in our personal and family life. With great personal wellness, we can easily improve our weight loss, heart heath, an overall health wellness.

360WellnessLab is a resource center or online health and wellness to help identify the avoidable challenges we face, and provide a plan and means to allow us to overcome needless challenges and live a longer, healthier, and more vibrant life. We are here to provide great information and data collected from experts.

We include the following factors in this personal wellness dimension of total wellness:

Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness

1. Emotional Wellness

Our emotional wellness reflects our ability to understand and deal with feelings. Emotional wellness involves attending to our own thoughts and feelings, observing reactions, and identifying obstacles to emotional stability. Achieving this type of wellness means finding solutions to emotional problems by using tools such as:

  • Optimism
  • Trust
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-confidence
  • Ability to understand and accept one’s feelings
  • Ability to share feelings with others
Interpersonal Wellness

Interpersonal Wellness

2. Interpersonal Wellness

Interpersonal (or social) wellness is the ability to develop and maintain satisfying and supportive relationships. Such relationships are essential to physical and emotional health. This requires participating in and contributing to our community, country, and world. We may include the following in this category:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for intimacy
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfying relationships
  • Ability to cultivate support system of friends and family
Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

3. Spiritual Wellness

This includes finding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to our life, especially in difficult times. The spiritually well person focuses on the positive aspects of life and finds spirituality to be an antidote for negative feelings such as cynicism, anger and pessimism. Attending church, temple, or other organized religion is one resource that helps us manage spiritual health. Many people find meaning and purpose in their lives on their own-through nature, art, meditation, or good works or with their loved ones.

HOW TO CHANGE?

Change takes time. Don’t expect change overnight or overwhelm yourself with excessive pressure. This will only cause you to quit. Let’s get back to basics. Focus on the first step and long-term results of the plan. Sarah Dray provides the following tips:

Step 1: Where to Improve?

Make a list of things you want to improve in your life. Focus on areas where you need to make changes. Be as specific as possible, and make sure you include at least three different aspects of your life. It can be anything from changing your weight to being outwardly happy.

Step 2: Create a List of Changes

Choose at least three areas you want to focus on, and then create a list of changes you want to make on those areas. For example, to improve your stress levels, you can try meditation, getting enough sleep and learning how to deal with conflict. Some people enjoy yoga as a great way to mediate. However, some people like to have dynamic meditation to calm them down (e.g., running, kungfu, cycling). Just listen to yourself and you will know what to do.

Step 3: One Small Step is the Big Step

Divide those goals into smaller, weekly goals. Try to make one small change from every area each week. For example, week one of trying to lose weight can be drinking more water. On week two, keep drinking water and add a healthy fruit snack and so on.

Step 4: Excuses to Not To Change?

List the barriers that might stop you from making the changes. Print the list and post it somewhere where you’ll see it frequently, such as the side of your monitor or your fridge. When you’re feeling down and are having a hard time keeping up with your resolutions, read the list to remind yourself your motivation to change.

Step 5: Rewarding Yourself

Write down a list of rewards you’ll give yourself for achieving small goals along the way. Setting milestones and getting small rewards along the way to help you stay motivated and one big reward at the end, waiting to see if you achieve your final goal. Rewards can be anything that makes you feel good, such as a massage session, a new electronic device, or a trip to your favorite place.

Step 6: Keep Track of Your Progress

Use a journal to write down your feelings, thoughts, and accomplishments. You may also make a master list with all your goals in it. As you accomplish them, just check them out. Let’s improve our overall health and wellness together!

Reference:
Dray, S. (2013). How to start a personal wellness program.