On future Wednesdays, information will be provided about wellness related to the main theme. For instance, if the topic of our main theme is “anxiety,” our sub-theme on Wednesday may be “How to Achieve Wellness when You Have Anxiety.” Wellness is about finding balance in all aspects of life. Things are going to happen that imbalance you -the flu, financial problems, many obligations; basically, life itself. Striving for wellness is key to feeling more balanced during these ups and downs.
This blog focuses on 3 components of the whole person. The National Wellness Institute discusses 6 domains. Here on my blog, I absorb the other 3 within the 3 main components -mind, body, soul. Following is an excerpt from The National Wellness Institute (n.d.), providing a definition of “wellness”:
The term wellness has been applied in many ways. Although there might be different views on what wellness encompasses, the National Wellness Institute–along with the help of leaders in health and wellness–shared many interpretations and models of wellness.
Through this discussion, there appears to be general agreement that:
- Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential
- Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment
- Wellness is positive and affirming
The definition of wellness, long used by the National Wellness Institute is consistent with these tenets. Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.
What is your definition of “wellness”?
The National Wellness Institute. (n.d.) The six dimensions of wellness. Retrieved from: http://www.nationalwellness.org/?page=Six_Dimensions