The 7 Aspects of Wellness
The seven life areas that influence our overall health and well-being are known as the 7 Aspects of Wellness®.
Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Social, Environmental, Occupational, and Intellectual Wellness are the key ingredients to an enriching, satisfying and more fulfilling life. A balanced Wellness Plan will foster each of these life areas rather than just one or two. It is important to remember that all 7 of these aspects work together, each influencing the others. When right action is taken in one Aspect of Wellness, all other aspects are affected.
Take part in activities that support Emotional Wellness. Regularly writing in a personal journal will keep you in touch with what you are feeling. A daily journal helps keep things in perspective, shows you where you’ve made progress in dealing with emotional difficulties, and allows you to recognize when you need to take extra to bring your emotional self into balance. Using a support system of friends and loved ones to help you through tough times, maintaining an optimistic attitude, and making time to de-stress are possible goals of an Emotional Wellness Plan.
Physical Wellness has a serious impact on emotional health. Proper diet and nutrition, regular exercise, and a daily routine that includes personal hygiene are all part of an overall wellness plan. Eating a well-balanced diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and adequate proteins helps maintain healthy brain function and neurotransmitter production. Supplementing a healthy diet with herbal supplements that support emotional balance can also create a physical foundation for mental wellness. Regular exercise releases chemicals that release tension and anxiety from the body. Exercise also helps build a strong stress support system.
Our environment has an effect on our emotional health. Good Environmental Wellness practices include keeping a clean and organized home and workplace, spending time in nature, and being environmentally conscious. It is important to be aware of how we are affected by our environment. This includes the people within our environment. If we want a certain type of emotional landscape, we must create an environment that will support it. It’s also important to notice that how we treat our surrounding things and people is directly related to how we deal with ourselves. Treating your immediate environment well will help you keep a clear mind and practice healthy self-care.
A social support network is key for emotional balance. Practicing Social Wellness will help you build that social network. Learning key principles for healthy relationships including communication, boundaries setting, and trust will make your social relationships stronger and more intimate. Healthy relationships are built on honesty, mutual respect, and a spirit of give-and-take. Taking steps to keep your relationships healthy is part of any total wellness plan.
Work is an integral part of modern living, and Occupational Wellness can have direct influence on your emotional health. Exploring your personal strengths, skills, talents and interests to find a career path that is fulfilling is the overall goal of Occupational Wellness. We all have a purpose, and we all innately desire to move toward that purpose. Doing fulfilling work can completely change an individual’s attitude. Working toward Occupational Wellness can involve career counseling services, aptitude tests, and personal inventories to discover what careers best suit you.
Intellectual Wellness keeps life interesting. Participating in activities such as reading, visiting museums, attending plays, and doing puzzles keeps the brain limber and better able to process information—including emotional information. Finding hobbies that spark your interest and imagination also reduces feelings of listlessness and boredom, which are often associated with depression. Intellectual pursuits include all disciplines of learning, and we all naturally desire to learn about the things we are interested in. Creativity is also a big part of Intellectual Wellness. Expressing yourself through visual art or other creative endeavors can open doorways that will boost your emotional consciousness.
Spiritual Wellness provides emotional support through its foundation of positive belief. We all feel so much less alone when we can connect with something larger than ourselves. Spiritual Wellness isn’t necessarily about practicing a specific religion, although that could be part of your personal wellness plan. When making Spiritual Wellness a focus in your life, new goals could include meditation, exploring spiritual teachings, or taking part in a community of people who share your beliefs and can help you explore them further. Spiritual values that support healthy living and a positive attitude will counteract feelings of hopelessness, nervousness, sadness and anxiety.
When using a dietary supplement like Clarocet®, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices. Taking Clarocet products as part of a complete Wellness Plan that includes a focus on the 7 Aspects of Wellness can be your first step toward feeling better.