As we progress in our lives and begin to age, how would you define the state of your mental wellness. Are you beginning to show a few cracks, are there some deficiencies that you don’t like. Once we reach a certain age of adulthood, what we do is reach a peak, a crescendo, and then begin to stabilize and hopefully are mature. For many, this occurs sometime in our 30’s. This is also when our lives, begin to reverse and then decline. It’s around this age, that we begin to stop growing, as we become fully grown adults.
So the days, the ones when we woke up to a life full of potential, may of already experienced its greatest days. By then, it’s thought that you should have a good handle on your life. One that compliments and contributes as we age forward.
Soul searching, research, education, and definition is what should come into focus and alignment, this along with incorporating better more mindful habits on a daily basis.
Know that this wellness is unique to different people, as it encompasses aspects of our lives, while also needing commitment and determination, to bring change to oneself.
This change is needed to bring balance and harmony, deciding to make wellness a choice. What it requires, is a conscious effort of doing something that’s positive on a daily basis, this to honor your life and spirit.
Achieving wellness, involves directing your life to where you want it to be, which means controlling every area of your life, which includes your health, relationships, career, finances, environment, and emotional well-being.
What Is Wellness
The definition of wellness, is being in a state of optimal awareness, an improved quality of life that results in enhanced physical, mental, and spiritual ability.
Most will go into denial mode, when it comes to how “well” that they really are. They’ll use comfort as a coping strategy, just to avoid any potential issues such as certain medical or mental issues, that may be creeping in.
We continue to avoid all the minor nagging issues, until they develop into a full blown crisis. Often, that’s when we trigger into action. The areas of our lives that are dark, are the areas that needs the most attention.
Most don’t bother to incorporate wellness into their lives, this because they’re either too busy, or don’t have the desire to do so. Realize it’s not your physical being that’s affected by wellness, as it’s stress that prevents many from taking control of their destiny.
Be aware of how you spend your time, and then adjust your priorities to incorporate the activities that are important to your health and wellness, which will reduce this stress.
You need to reevaluate your priorities, and place them in order of importance to become successful. Instead of working 10 hours a day, choose to work 6 hours and then spend the rest of the time honoring your well-being.
Attempting To Cheat Time
According to time management experts, what we constantly do is make excuses, while mismanaging the time that we actually have.
It’s estimated that the average individual, has around 40 hours per week of free time. 20 hours of it however, is spent watching TV or surfing the Internet, leaving little time for other activities.
This spare time, should be prioritized more towards self-wellness. As we grow older, what doing so does is brings forward a myriad of physical, metabolic, mental, and emotional challenges we need to improve upon.
As we grow older, we should be reserving this time for relaxation, retirement, and enjoying life. Reserve this time, to embark on new exciting adventures such as travel.
Creating A Life That Honors Wellness
1.) – Be Completely Honest With Yourself
Begin by honestly looking at all areas of your life, then identify where it needs improving. Make and set new goals, to achieving the desired results while tracking your progress.
2.) – The Willingness To Change
Identify and write down all your wellness goals, and your willingness to follow through. Keep in mind that any move, backwards or forward, is a necessary and expected part of the process to change.
3.) – Identifying And Eliminating Challenges
There’s always barriers and roadblocks, that we need to overcome as we move towards our goals. Every negative message that you encounter, learn to replace them with positive ones, this as an exercise of establishing new habits. All it takes is time and practice.
4.) – Clearly Define Your Wellness Goals
Create new ways of reaching your goals. Break them down into smaller incremental steps. Create meaningful wellness priorities, by taking a closer look at how you spend your average day.
Record what you do daily. Find different opportunities for new wellness activities, that you may not have known previously existed, and then incorporate them into your life.
5.) – Challenge Your Wellness Changes
Initially make simple changes, and then begin looking for changes that may be more difficult, the ones that will need the most effort to achieve to reach your goals. Then begin tackling them one at a time.
6.) – Design And Refine Your Goals
If you’re not getting the results that you’re wanting in a reasonable amount of time, then go back and reassess. Refine and redesign your goals, so they fit in and works the best for you. You may even seek help from others if needed.
7.) – Making New Lasting Changes
Identify and then celebrate all of your accomplishments, this by rewarding yourself. Constantly review all of your favorite activities that you like to do, while trying out new ones, so you can renew your motivation.
With the pace of the world accelerating, what we all want is immediate and instant everything. If we don’t get it right away, we’ll then just usually give up and quit.
Know that the actions that we take, which extends the wellness principles in our lives, are well worth the effort and the work, this by taking care of ourselves first.