Wellness is Success and Success is Wellness
What do I mean when I say “Wellness is Success, and Success is wellness”?
Most people agree wellness is part of success,
but that is because they confuse wellness with health.
In reality, health is only a part of wellness.
One definition of good health is to be free of illness,disease or injury.
Wellness,on the other hand, is a state of being.
Success is often confused with wealth, but wealth without wellness is not success.
Financial well-being is part of wellness, and therefore part of success.
Health is part of wellness,of course.
You may have an injury,disease or illness that limits your health.
You can still maximise your wellness for your circumstances.
Wellness is achieving the best possible life for yourself,
physically, mentally, emotionally,spiritually,financially.
We talk about these as separate issues, but in reality they often merge together.
Not being in a healthy state in any one area can affect other areas.
How do we achieve Wellness?
Wellness, as people often say about success, is a journey, not a destination.
It is constantly trying to achieve better outcomes in all areas.
We talk about balance in our lives.
You may have seen diagrams of the wheel of balance.
That is not to say we spend an equal amount of time each day on each area.
Obviously, there may be times we need to focus on our health, or setting up a new business.
Other times, a relationship may need extra time and focus.
Let us look at each area one at a time.
Some aspects of our health we may have no control over.
A permanent injury, a chronic illness.
What we can do is make sure we are as well as we can be.
A big part of that is nutrition and exercise.
No secret there,is there?
These days, we mostly know what we should be eating,
but we still choose our food for taste.
Think about this.
Taste lasts a few seconds.
What that food does to your body, good or bad, lasts months or years.
Learn about nutrition, feed your body what it needs for optimum health.
Do appropriate exercise for your present condition.
Get a good program, and don’t forget the importance of proper recovery.
Rest, relaxation, good sleep patterns are also part of this.
Once again, this is different to mental health.
Mental illness is a condition of not being “normal”,
the same as having a physical illness is not being normal.
We will not discuss here the definitions of normal and various mental illnesses.
What we are interested in here is our mental wellness.
How at peace with ourselves and our world we are.
Bad stress from the weight of day-to-day problems.
Money problems,business problems, relationship problems, can all effect our mental state.
And, you can see how this can also merge into our emotional wellness, and our spiritual wellness.
Our emotional wellness is perhaps the most critical of all.
In some ways it does not matter where we are,what condition we are in,
if we are happy we can be considered a success.
Part of the secret of emotional wellbeing is to be happy with where you are,
and yet striving to be better.
Be grateful for what you have,even while striving for more.
Work to make your relationships better.
How do you make them better? You be better.
Want a better relationship with your wife? Be a better husband.
Be a better father,brother,sister,uncle,workmate.
And,sometimes,you just have to admit a relationship is toxic,and move away from it.
Our spiritual wellbeing can affect other areas of our life, as well.
If we are religious, this could be our spirituality,
but there other belief systems other than organised religion.
The best way to ensure your spiritual wellness is to find your purpose in life.
Once you know your true purpose, your reason for being,
it is so much easier to attune the other aspects of your life’
When you have a sense of purpose,you will face each day with renewed enthusiasm.
Doing things in line with your sense of purpose will improve your emotional and mental state,
which in turn has been shown to have a beneficial affect on your physical wellness.
Because all aspects are interconnected,
the better you are doing in the other aspects,
the more likely success is financially.
A healthy,happy,mentally and emotionally confident person attracts success to them.
People like to be around them,they like to join them,help them,mentor them.
They are more likely to be promoted,to sell more,to recruit more.
Finding a career,either as employee or business owner,
that is in line with your life purpose,is vital.
Being morally confident in your company or product flows through to your other aspects of wellness.
A Journey,Not a Destination
Like most of us,I suppose, most of my life I just went with the flow.
No real plan,no goal, no spiritual awareness.
Having rejected formal religion, I had not replaced it with anything else.
Only recently have I begun to see how it all connects together.
I discovered a reason for being, and have begun working toward it.
I have found a platform that will help me in my life purpose.
Yes, I want to have a better life materially,
but I also want to make the world a better place.
I want to help others achieve their wellness.
I am helping those less fortunate than me.
I am helping improve the planet we live on.
You can join me by clicking this link