wellness wednesday.

When setting goals for yourself, consider focusing on what will benefit you as a whole person -mind, body, and soul. When you bring these three components of yourself into balance, you experience wellness.

Mind

If you’re setting goals for the mind, consider things that stimulate creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, etc. Some options here would be reading, engaging in some kind of arts and crafts, singing, or learning to play an instrument. Other options are take a class or course, learn a new skill, or engage in thoughtful discussions with others.

Body

Many goals are made with a focus on the body -usually involving weight loss. When setting a body-focused goal, consider health, rather than weight loss. Research nutrition, physical activity, and disease prevention for yourself, instead of depending on the opinions of others. What has worked for others may not work for you. Wellness is highly individualized. When you seek your optimal health, you can reach a higher level of wellness, satisfaction, and life balance.

Soul

Goals that will nurture the soul, can help other components of self. These may include reading daily devotions, daily prayer, start a yoga or tai chi program, learn to meditate, and attend events that are related to your spiritual beliefs and that nurture your soul. Volunteering and performing acts of kindness and service to others also cultivate the soul. Any of these activities can lead to a more fulfilling and balanced life, and promote overall well-being.

Set your wellness goals with a focus on self rather than others. Wellness is for you and about you, and when you experience wellness you can then turn your attention to the needs of others.

Happy Journey!

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