What is Wellness?

What is Wellness?

Embarking on a wellness journey can feel overwhelming with the abundance of conflicting advice online and the promotion of expensive and time-consuming protocols. This can discourage many from even attempting to improve their health.

However, it's important to recognize that there are simple actions that can be incorporated into daily life. These actions are not only free but can also have a significant impact on health and wellness.

What does wellness mean to us? Wellness is a constant commitment to bettering your everyday habits to improve your overall health and quality of life. There are eight types of wellness that are interconnected with each other:

Physical Wellness - Taking care of your body through regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and a balanced diet is crucial for maintaining optimal physical well-being. Engaging in physical activities not only helps improve cardiovascular health and build strength but also releases endorphins, promoting mental well-being. Our favorite way to enhance physical wellness is to take a long walk-in nature!

Emotional Wellness - Nurturing emotional wellness involves being aware of your emotions, expressing them in a healthy way, developing self-esteem, and effectively managing stress. Building and maintaining positive relationships also contribute to emotional well-being, fostering a sense of belonging and support.

Social Wellness - Cultivating social wellness involves fostering connections, a sense of belonging, and seeking support from others. Being socially aware and engaging in activities that promote a global consciousness can enhance social well-being, creating a positive impact on both personal and community levels.

Intellectual Wellness - Expanding intellectual wellness means seeking new ideas and experiences, constantly evaluating and problem-solving, managing time effectively and engaging in academics and lifelong learning. It involves stimulating the mind through reading, engaging in intellectual discussions, and exploring various interests. Turning on a great podcast is another favorite way to build intellectual wellness. 

Environmental Wellness - Striving for environmental wellness encompasses caring for both our immediate surroundings and the future of our planet. It involves surrounding ourselves with a supportive inner circle while also being mindful of our ecological footprint and taking steps to contribute to a sustainable future. We take this literally at Fontana, and our favorite ways to improve our Environmental Wellness are to open windows frequently to air out indoor air pollution, and to remove all synthetic fragrance from our environment.

Spiritual Wellness - Nurturing spiritual wellness involves finding a sense of purpose, exploring personal morals and ethics, and allowing our values to evolve based on personal experiences and growth. It can involve practices such as meditation, reflection, and connecting with something greater than oneself. 

Vocational Wellness - Achieving vocational wellness entails making informed educational or career choices that align with our interests and values. It involves exploring our passions, seeking work-life balance, and finding fulfillment in our professional lives. 

Financial Wellness - Taking care of our financial wellness means developing effective budgeting strategies, making sound investments, planning for retirement, setting short and long-term goals, and accessing resources to address personal insecurities. It involves gaining financial literacy and adopting strategies for financial stability and security

By focusing on these dimensions of wellness, we can create a well-rounded and fulfilling life that promotes overall well-being and happiness.

When each aspect of wellness is well taken care of, it can lead to happy and healthy lives. Although the journey to lifelong wellness can seem overwhelming at the start, there are many ways to improve wellness that can be easily incorporated into your everyday life!



Dimensions of wellness: Change your habits, change your life - PMC (nih.gov)

Eight Dimensions of Wellness Overview - Northwestern University - (northwestern.edu)


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