Before we could dive into the four dimensions of wellness, we need to have some understanding of the concept of ‘Wellness’
What do we understand by Wellness?
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Wellness is neither a passive nor static state but rather it is an active pursuit that is associated with your wills, intentions, choices, and actions as we work toward an optimal state of general wellbeing. Like I’ve said earlier, it works towards the general well-being of lifestyles. Hence, it extends beyond physical health lifestyle and collaborates many different dimensions which we are going to make some enlightenment on in this article.
Take note that Wellness is an individual pursuit, an active pursuit to be precise. However, we are responsible for every one of our own choices, behaviors, and lifestyles made but it is also significantly influenced by the physical, social, environments, and even the spiritual in which we live.
Wellness shouldn’t be mixed up with the lifestyle. just because it is often confused with terms such as health, wellbeing, and happiness. Well, there are some common elements among them, wellness is distinguished by not referring to a static state of being that is being happy, in good health, or a state of well-being. Rather, wellness is concerned with an active process of being aware and making choices that lead toward an outcome of optimal health and general wellbeing.
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Wellness can be Multidimensional, it is about more than just physical health, it tends to have at least six dimensions and sometimes up to 9.
Physical Wellness: this is about nourishing a healthy body through doing regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, sleeping, etc.
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This also includes expanding your knowledge about your lifestyle and how food, eating good nutritional food, and engaging in regular physical activity can be an integral part of your lifestyle.
Mental Wellness: this involves engaging the world through learning, problem-solving, training creativity, etc. This is highly essential to develop their mental health.
Emotional Wellness: This is being aware of what’s going on around you, accepting, expressing our feelings to one another, and understanding the feelings of others. It also refers to building an awareness of and accepting one’s feelings and moods, which also includes finding ways to encourage positive thinking and acceptance of oneself.
Spiritual Wellness: This is concerned with searching for meaning and having a higher purpose in human existence. However, spiritual strength is that force that drives us to make sacrifices for others, our nation, and for the greater good. It may come from religious faith, heritage, experience within our community, the influence of role models, or other sources of inspiration.
Social Wellness: This is another wellness dimension that is concerned with connecting and engaging with others and our communities in a Wellness way. This also entails being cognizant of the impact you and your actions have on your community, city, and nature.
Environmental Wellness: This is about fostering positive interrelationships between environmental health and human actions, choices, and wellbeing.
Frequently Asked Questions on Wellness
– Are you able to make decisions or engage in complete activities with minimum stress?
– Is there anything you are willing to ask?
– Do you participate regularly in aerobic activity?
– Do you get enough, adequate, and satisfying sleep, and wake up refreshed?
– Do you need to work on issues related to drugs and nutrition?
– How frequently do you set aside time in your day for prayer, meditation, or personal time?
– How often do you set aside time in your day for relaxation or to have your quiet time?
– How often do you set aside and plan time to be with your family and friends?
– Do you feel that your relationships are positive and rewarding?
– Are you involved in group activities or hobbies?
If you answer “no” to any of these questions, this article is for you.