"Are you well?" It seems like a simple question but perhaps the answer isn't quite as simple as it might appear at first. What is wellness? It is more than the absence of illness. Wellness involves factors as diverse as your emotional, mental, physical, and social health. It is really about how you feel about yourself and how you make the right choices to guide yourself towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Ultimately, irrespective of your age, shape, or level of attractiveness it is how you as an individual feel about your life that will impact the quality of your life.
Determining your level of wellness
When assessing your wellness a health professional will want to ask you about a range of factors, but there are three general categories which will govern everything else:
Balance - Many factors are important in determining wellness but none of them can truly be considered in isolation. It is the interaction between each of these factors that creates a state of wellness for your whole person and allowing any single dimension of your life to govern every other part of your being for a prolonged period is a bad idea. You could find that you become imbalanced and unhappy unless your character is allowed to develop fully in every aspect.
Personal responsibility - There will always be people who are willing to offer you advice and some who want to tell you what to do but ultimately it is only you who can take responsibility for your own decisions. Allowing others to dictate what you should do will always lead to feelings of unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
Taking action - To achieve wellness it is important that you have a positive appreciation for your life and that you set goals and choose deliberate actions that will help you meet those goals. These actions could include expanding your social circle and establishing a network of friends, taking more exercise or even just making sure you eat the right foods and take enough sleep every night.
If you want to find out more about you can take action to improve your wellness then you should make an appointment to talk to a health professional today. A qualified health professional will be able to take you through all of the different components that can combine to create 'wellness' and explain how you can work on improving each of them.