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Wellness to Wholeness
Wellness to Wholeness: Perfectly Imperfect and do you remember I encourage you to venture down the difficult path from Dissatisfaction to Well-being a few weeks ago? Today, I accompany you again on this journey to continue inspiring you to reach fulfillment.
I consider myself a faithful defender that the change of perspective and attitude comes from oneself, from the essentials of discovering our inner potential to empower ourselves and be aware that we deserve to feel better and that we are the real creators of our day-to-day. We do not see things as they are but as we are.
As social beings, we satisfy our need for interaction with the group; we are nourished by contact with each other. Still, sometimes unpleasant situations can arise from that contact that takes us away from our well-being. And in this sense, and with the objective that concerns us, we ask ourselves:
Frustrations with Other People
They can ruin our day, or part of it gets angry with other drivers who cross, frustrated with our children and partners, or irritated with co-workers being offended by a stranger, a waiter, or a flight attendant who does not treat us as we expect.
Learning slogan that I like to remember when I have to manage frustration or anger and need to put things in perspective, both with myself and others. Think that we are all at a different stages with different abilities, and no one has learned everything.
The additional key aspect is to think that “the other is not the problem”. What does this mean? If someone is rude to you and you get angry with them, the problem is your reaction, not the other person’s actions. Or, more specifically, it is not your reaction but the measures derived from that emotional response. Therefore, the other person is not the cause of your discomfort, but you have taken things personally. This skill may seem ninja-level and take time, but I promise you, it makes a massive difference.
These two keys will give us personal value and improve our relationship. If we understand the action of the other as something alien to ourselves and seek to help them, they are more likely to thank us than to be angry or feel pain. And the end of the toxic cycle.
Practice Mindfulness or Full Consciousness
Through awareness of our thought, feelings, pain, self-evaluations, judgment, etc., and external stimuli.
- Thoughts: Close your eyes for a minute, push your thoughts to focus on your breath, and explore what is happening as you watch, what is coming, and what is happening. Like someone sitting in a station watching the trains come and go. It consists of realizing what it is, that all fine as it is expressed in your body and concentration.
- A secret: you can do it at any time and place. It would help if you wanted to dedicate a minute to yourself to listen to you. You don’t need meditation posture or comfortable cloth; you only need yourself.
- Power of Mindfulness: Many studies and investigations highlight the power of Mindfulness to provide benefits such as increasing our ability to concentrate and improving our self-confidence. Reducing stress, feeling more energy, etc. And it gives us an essential idea: to discover that it is not the mind that rule over us, but quite the opposite.
Gratefulness Session – Wellness to Wholeness
Think about what you feel lucky for when you wake up in the morning before you go to sleep and be thankful. If you fail at something, what did you learn from it? What can you be grateful for in your imperfection if you are not perfect? Feel free to write about these things daily or as often as you need.
Talk to Someone – Wellness to Wholeness
It is one of my favorite techniques. We are so in our heads that it is difficult to separate our thoughts and emotions to see things. Daring to talk about what is happening to you with another person will not only favor the order in your idea to prepare the speech, it can contribute to a better understanding of yourself.
In addition, each person brings a different life story behind them and, hopefully, a different culture from your own that can enrich your perspective by helping you explore a new option.
I recommend combining the step with any of the previous ones.
Reach Fulfillment knowing You
Dissatisfaction, well managed, inspires us to continuous improvement, feeds curiosity, and makes us feel that we are alive. Finding satisfaction has promoted any success I have found: it helped me dare change my habits and city, and without a doubt, it made me a better woman, friend, and professional. From the discomfort its causes, I have connected with the need to faithfully believe that another way of doing things is possible, fostering creativity.
Remember the famous stay hungry, stay Fool by Steve Job, inviting us to the adventure of not being satisfied and going for more, regardless of what others think of you, being authentic and unique.
Aspects of Wellness – Wellness to Wholeness
Wellness can mean different things to different people. For some, wellness is about fitness goals: how fast to run, how strong to be, and how far to bike. For others, physical activity alone does not reflect well-being unless balanced by spiritual or emotional health.
In truth, many factors determine the state of our general well-being. How healthy or unhealthy Our environment is social connection, what we eat, and how we spend our time.
One Thing is For Everyone – Wellness to Wholeness
- Wellness is a conscious choice.
- Each individual must decide how and what elements to balance to achieve their own personal and optimal well-being.
- To help you focus on the best elements of wellness for your life, the nonprofit National Institute of Wellness has identified six dimensions of wellness.
- First formulated in 1976 by Dr. Bill Hettler, the six dimensions are interconnected to help create a complete, global environment. Healthier lifestyle.
1. Physical Dimension
Exercising and eating well have become synonymous with well-being and are vital to good health. The need for regular physical activity and a commitment to making sound nutrition choices are critical to your wellness journey.
2. Emotional Dimension
Accepting your feelings and the feelings of others is also vital to your well-being. Emotional well-being includes dealing with stress, maintaining optimism, and developing independence and autonomy while balancing and enjoying satisfying relationships.
3. Occupational Dimension
Deep personal satisfaction and enrichment can come from professional activities. You achieve occupational wellness when you engage in rewarding work that allows you to use your unique skills and talents to make a positive contribution.
4. Social Dimension
Contributing to the environment and the community are also important factors for well-being. Working to make the world a better and healthier place is reflected in this dimension. So is fostering positive relationships that result in positive health benefits. Recognizing the interdependence between others and nature and striving to live harmoniously helps create social well-being.
5. Intellectual Dimension
Engaging in creative and stimulating mental activities can be just as critical to well-being as engaging in physical activities. Expand your knowledge, challenge your curiosity, and tackle problem-solving to develop and maintain your intellectual well-being.
6. Spiritual Dimension
Search for meaning in life and the purpose of the search help establish a personal value system that can also support your spiritual well-being. When you are spiritually well, you maintain inner peace despite life’s disappointments and difficulties. Live each day in a way consistent with your values and beliefs while being tolerant of the views of others.
Realize that you already have everything you need to feel fulfilled and let go of insecurities and be aware of how amazing you are. and also you don’t need to improve, and it would help if you saw that the amazing is already in you. It could be said that the quality of our well-being depends on the “totality” of our well-being.