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6 Areas to Focus on to Achieve Health and Wellness

Craig Middleton Sep 26, 2019
The human body and mind has several aspects which affect our health and our well being. Read this story if you sincerely want to achieve a healthier and a better life and also want to feel confident in your own skin!
Everyone experiences stress in their life in different ways. Some people have more physical stress while others carry significant emotional burdens. Even then, stress cannot be classified into these two categories so easily.
The National Wellness Institute explains that wellness can be broken into six areas: physical, emotional, social, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual. It is important to consider each of these areas when trying to build overall health and wellness.

Physical Health

Taking charge of the physical aspect of health can seem obvious but is also a challenging part. Each person experiences his unique challenges, whether through aging, disability, or just neglecting themselves in lieu of other personal responsibilities.
Whatever the circumstances, each person must take charge of his/her physical well being such that small problems don’t develop into large, long-term issues. A reasonable diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep can prove to be an excellent start.
Adding a daily multivitamin or a fiber supplement such as Activated You Morning Complete is another way to boost overall physical health.

Emotional Health

As varied as a person’s physical needs, nothing compares to the emotional needs of a person. Emotional wellness levels can have a physical impact on a person’s health. If there is severe emotional stress, the body will react as if being attacked physically and emotional issues may be overlooked.
Each person should take time to reflect on things causing elevated emotions or how they respond to daily situations. Trying new methods to induce calmness such as meditation, breathing exercises, incorporating relaxing ASMR or essential oils may help.

Social Health

It is obvious that despite the massive interconnections provided by social media, people are getting farther apart. This might be due to some social stress, but the need for socialization has always been a part of human life.
Even for people who prefer staying back at home with a book, than going to a party, having a social life is important. Everyone must take time to foster personal relationships with which they will be comfortable when in need.

Occupational Health

It has been endlessly quoted, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” There is something in this quote, but even when a person does what he or she loves, it’s still work, and a person may not always find the fulfillment they hoped for.
There can be days of burnout and frustration, but if it gets so overwhelming that it affects your mental or physical health, then it’s time for a change. This might come as a total job switch, an adjustment of hours, or just taking a vacation. Keeping a healthy work-life balance will promote better performance and overall wellness.

Intellectual Health

There is a serious correlation between emotional wellbeing and intellectual expression. Using the mind creatively, whether to express art or ideas, is healthy. Refocusing attention from everyday demands to creative endeavors can create a buffer against stress and increase positive emotions.
Each person should make time to use his/her thoughtful and creative side, if not as a part of their work, then to break from it. This can be done by taking part in a regular hobby or venturing into unknown territory by learning a new skill.

Spiritual Health

There are two branches of thought: religious spiritualism and secular humanism. A religious person can find an internal balance to cope with the negative emotions they experience by measuring them against their belief in a higher power or purpose to life.
Those who do not believe in a higher power, find secular humanism to be the best moral compass to find a balance between the world around them and their perception of what it should be. Each person must make his own conclusions on spirituality, but it is important that it is addressed to find the whole body-mind wellness.