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Wellness – What is it and how can we improve it?

I am sure, like me, you have been witnessing the use of the buzz word “wellness” in recent months and many coaches and fitness professionals are now calling themselves ‘Wellness Coaches’ rather than Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers…but what actually is “Wellness”?

The term ‘Wellness’ is defined as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life.

Easily understood by most but firstly how do you start doing this and who knows which information is correct in todays media.  Secondly, how do I make choices and changes that will last and ultimately improve my wellness…

There are many types of wellness – Occupational, Spiritual, Intellectual, and Financial to name a few, but I would like to focus on two types that are well within your own control and with a little focus are easier than you think to maintain.  Physical wellness and Emotional wellness

Physical wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body and seeking professional assistance where needed. Physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, getting enough sleep and paying attention to the signs of illness and getting help when needed.

Emotional wellness relates to understanding your feelings and coping effectively with stress. It is important to pay attention to self-care, relaxation, and stress reduction so you can learn and grow from experiences.

We all want to live and feel better but understandably things take priority over our wellness goals and therefore things get pushed to the back of the line.  Like me I am sure you are all busy but just take 5 mins to take a pad and pencil (or your iPhone/Android!) and ask yourself these 3 questions…

  1. Would improving my wellness help me achieve my full potential?
  2. On a scale of 1-10 how important is wellness in my daily life?
  3. What are the 2 things I can focus on in the next 5 days that will make a difference to my wellness?

Once you have answered these, providing the answer to number 1 is ‘YES’ and to number 2 the answer is ‘ABOVE 5’ sit down and think about what simple things can you focus on – It may be drinking a little more water, going to the gym once more each week, getting off the bus a little earlier and walking to work etc, this is totally your choice.  We all have to start somewhere…

The Golden Rule – Whatever your focus is when you ask yourself can you achieve this every day for the next 5 days or more, and if the answer out of 10 is less than 8 then the goal is too hard and not sustainable.

Example:

My focus for the next 5 days is to drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Out of 10 how confident am I that I can achieve this every day for the next 5 days – My answer is 6. This is deemed not sustainable so I would reduce the amount of water to 1 litre a day and the same rule applies – my confidence level is now 9…and there, I have my goal for the next 5 days.

Maintaining a decent level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness does matter. Once you get into the habit of reassessing every 5 days you will see great changes that are sustainable and gain the information from someone you trust – check out my other blogs or get in touch with me here at Supachick – leave any questions and queries in the comment section below!

SupaTips:

  1. Physical and emotional wellbeing are two forms of wellness that are within your control.
  2. Ask yourself the 3 important questions above and tailor your 5 day goals around your answers.
  3. Set achievable wellness goals to ensure you stay positive and focused on achieving them.

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BE FIT. BE WELL. BE SUPA!

SupaChick x

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