How to Practice Wellness

Wellness is not about regular medical care, it is about consistent self-care. The concept of wellness focuses on taking personal responsibility of your well-being.

Wellness is achieved through deliberate effort. Wellness lifestyle requires you to embrace few positive characters that promote wellness, while avoiding few negative attributes that inhibit wellness.

Factors that promote wellness are:

  • Emotional stability
  • Ability to love
  • Clear thinking
  • Embracing change
  • Regular exercise
  • Intuition
  • Social contribution
  • Rest

  • Personal growth and development
  • Building identity of oneself
  • Knowledge
  • Sensitivity to others issues
  • Employment
  • Social support
  • Bodily functioning
  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Beliefs
  • Self-determination

Factors that affect wellness are:

  • Poor physical health
  • Stress
  • Blaming others
  • Making excuses
  • Inability to face adverse situations
  • Lack of accountability of one’s own actions
  • Negative social relationships
  • Bad habits – alcohol, drugs, smoking

Following practices promote wellness:

  • Contribute to better community and environment, build better living spaces, social networks, volunteer in social programs, connect with others
  • Enrich your life through work – balance it with living and playing
  • Develop positive beliefs, systems and values
  • Adopt regular physical exercise, healthy eating habits, improving strength and vitality, seeking regular medical attention
  • Inculcate self-esteem and self-responsibility
  • Balancing the dimensions of wellness and establishing healthy relationship among them<
  • Indulge in creative and stimulating mental activities, exercise your brain
  • Take rest

Though the ways to practice wellness are unique based on individual circumstances, the above mentioned factors and practices are common to every individual.

In our next article, we will discuss on why you should adopt a wellness lifestyle.

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