Personal Wellness is different for different people. What might work for me may not work for you and vice versa. Wellness is individual. It is personal.
Your personal wellness is a combination of all the different aspects that come together to impact it. A few days ago when I wrote about wellness and wellbeing, I explained how wellness is the journey and well-being is the destination.
Today, I’ll be sharing some insights into what constitutes this journey of your personal wellness. Personal Wellness is an amalgamation of various components.
Unlike previous times, wellness isn’t centered around physical health anymore. Today, more than before, along with physical wellness, personal wellness includes some other aspects that equally contribute to your overall wellness and well-being. This is what we are talking about in today’s blog “8 Components of personal wellness”. Let’s go:
8 Components of Personal Wellness You Must Know to Improve Your Wellness
1. Emotional Wellness
A person is emotionally well when his/her emotions are balanced, i.e. when you are aware of the reality and doesn’t get tangled into unrealistic expectations from yourself. Emotional wellness is achieved when you can understand your emotions and manage them despite the circumstances in your life.
Emotional wellness can be attained by working on your perspective in life. When you have a vision, you work towards it. The daily routine and its challenges help you to cope with the difficulties in life. Moreover, if you feel disconnected from the world or develop major mental health issues like anxiety or depression for any reason or not, then you should consider seeking help from mental health professionals.
2. Physical Wellness
Physical wellness is the state of being healthy which you achieve by eating healthy food, following a proper routine of physical exercises, having proper sleep, and staying away from substance abuse like drugs and alcohol.
Our body should be protected from all kinds of ailments- especially chronic ones. This not only keeps your body healthy but also improves your quality of life.
3. Environmental Wellness
This is one of the most important yet most ignored components of personal wellness. Environmental Wellness caters to the consequences of your deeds and decisions on your surroundings.
Either directly or indirectly, whatever happens in the environment has a direct impact on your health. Nature is the most beautiful source of keeping up with your overall wellness. Just spending time in nature will help you reduce your stress levels, improve your mood and concentration, and even increases your vitality.
4. Intellectual Wellness
When you step out of your comfort zone and begin to try new things to challenge your ability to think and act, this is when your intellectual wellness comes into action. It means taking part in long-term learnings and regularly challenging your mind to boost your creativity, reasoning abilities, decision-making abilities, and exploration of new ideas.
Intellectual Wellness refers to working on your mental muscles to improve your perspective in life. It takes you on a journey of becoming a better individual.
5. Financial Wellness
Your financial wellness plays a very crucial role in your overall and personal wellness. Our finances are the means of living a stable life. Argue all you want but money does play a role. Hence, your personal wellness, along with all the other components, equally revolves around the money we make and the relationship we share with our finances.
Financial Wellness isn’t only about the money we make, it is also about how we save and manage our earnings.
6. Social Wellness
Believe it or not, the society we live in and the people we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on your personal wellness. The network we create around our work, the connections we make, the sense of belonging we develop, the family we build, and the support system we build for ourselves – all of these together make your social wellness.
I believe that a socially well person isn’t the one who abides by the rules of society but the one who can make their own rules and follow them unapologetically while surrounding them with people who matter.
7. Occupational Wellness
Working for the sake of paying bills and meeting ends meet is completely different from working on something you are passionate about. While the former results in burnout and frustration, the latter gives you a sense of satisfaction. This is how occupational wellness (workplace wellness) becomes significant while talking about your personal wellness.
Unless you enjoy what you do unless you feel empowered by your doing unless you feel motivated to get out of bed every day unless you look forward to “working” every day – you have taken the wrong occupation and you got to change it as and when possible.
8. Spiritual Wellness
Each of us has dreams for our future, each of us fantasizes about our life but not all of us truly achieve them. Spiritual wellness is understanding your purpose in life and working to fulfill it. It is about finding meaning in life.
Spirituality isn’t necessarily about being religious. Instead, it is about developing faith in yourself and your existence. It is about knowing yourself and realizing who you are and what you aim to become through life. It is about finding the calm inside yourselves instead of chasing satisfaction around you.
This brings me to an end of the components of personal wellness. The personal wellness of an individual is so much more than the conventional depiction of being “healthy”. An individual’s wellness surpasses the barriers of being healthy from our body.
Yes, physical wellness is absolutely important. No second thoughts about that. But, it is not the only dimension that deserves our focus. As much as our physical wellness, our mental wellness deserves care too. And so does all the other aspects of personal wellness mentioned above.
I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did while researching and writing about it.
Till then, take care of yourself.
Check your personal wellness and stay happy.
I shall see you next week with a new wellness insight.