How do you define Wellness?
When you hear the word Wellness, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you ask me, I think of THRIVING. My mind, body, and spirit are growing, resilient, and actively engaged. I feel energized, in flow with the things I do, using God-given abilities to the fullest.
Wellness is defined as the optimal state of mental and physical health.
With a clearer picture of wellness, do you feel like you are calling the shots in all aspects of your mental and physical well-being? Or are there areas of your wellness that you’d like to improve and be in control of? Instead of feeling stuck, lost, or discouraged, you are yearning for inspiration and motivation to start your wellness journey. What can take you to the next level is to look from within and draw out your values in life.
Discover your Values
When you’re in your 40s like I am, we start to think about things that are most meaningful to us. What is fulfilling. What brings us joy. Is it to be a role model for your children? Is it serving in your community? Having a peace of mind? These are your core values. They are personal and can change over time.
Do you know your core values? If not, ask yourself “Who am I” or “Who do I want to be” and “Why”? I’ve asked myself this question recently as I am transitioning from a stay-at-home mom to having my own business. It’s important for me to stay true to my values as I build my private coaching practice.
What stood out to me the most are my Faith, Family, Meaningful Relationships, Serving others, and lifelong Learning. I also learned along the way to value wellness, realizing I need to be well to serve well.
Connect your Values with your Wellness
Is serving others and making an impact one of your top 5 values? What would happen if you neglect your health and wellness. How would that affect your abilities in serving others? As you consider making lifestyle changes, your values connected with your wellness keep you focused when challenges get in the way.
Your values are a big part of your Why. They provide the deeper meaning for the changes you want in your life. Being well allows you to fully live your values. When you take charge of your health, you become unstoppable!
What are your top 5 values? Are your values connected to your wellness?
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I loved this post and have saved the summary picture at the top…hope you don’t mind 🙂 This is one of the best wellness summaries I’ve seen over the years…
Thank you, I appreciate it!
Love this idea! I really feel my values are part of my wellness!
Focusing on caring for myself, others, my faith and overall well being are high on my list!
When those things are working well, I feel at my best!
Esther, thanks for sharing what makes you feel your best and that your values are on the top of your list!
Deep thoughts for the morning!
While I do consider myself happy, my personal happiness is not my main value or priority. My values include service and making a difference to others. It’s also nurturing strong relationships and surrounding myself with healthy energy.
Hi Jenn, your values are similar to mine 🙂 I believe when we live our values, happiness ensues.
I’m all about surrounding myself with positive people. I really feel that having the right energy around you is so important when it comes to wellness.
I agree Kim – the people who we surround ourselves with can either elevate us or bring us down.
I have started thinking a lot about these issues the last few years myself. It’s important for to find out what and who makes me happy and spend more time with them
Yes to surrounding ourselves with people who energizes us and nurture meaningful relationships!
I love that image of all the Wellness attributes! I can relate to all of them, and most days I think I have a solid grasp of them 😉
Thanks Kimberly and great to hear you have a solid grasp for each of the attributes!
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