How do you move beyond wellness? This is a very personal question for you to explore and answer. We will explore some ideas and principles that might assist you in your exploration. The main elements of wellness involve three components: Body, Mind and Spirit. Since there are many facets to wellness, you need to find your baseline to begin your journey to wellness leading to greater happiness, self-esteem, confidence and ultimately, happiness.
There is high likelihood that many people will reach a point in their lives when they question the meaning of life. The name for this is Existential Crisis. A definition and article from the Medical New Today is as follows. “An existential crisis may occur when a person frequently wonders whether or not life has any inherent meaning or purpose. A person may also question their own existence within a world that might seem meaningless.” Link to the article: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327244#overview.
If you want to find meaning and enhance wellness, you will need to engage in new actions that bring you peace, serenity and joy. This is best accomplished with ensuring you are taking good care of the items in the survey below. They are abundant resources, apps, coaches, therapists, and workshops to help guide you, give structure and provide the motivation to achieve wellness. Of course, finding meaning and purpose in life is an entirely different endeavor. Components of an existential crisis includes; being authentic and true to your own values, needs, wants and ensuring you are engaged in our own spiritual well-being. What is your inner voice saying to you? How are you feeling about your life? What is missing? Are you living an authentic life? Are you able to experience gratitude? Ultimately, is your life fulfilling?
Finding meaning, love and moving beyond wellness requires an alignment to your true self. Spend time with friends you trust, treat your body well with exercise and nutrition. A sense of well-being that keeps you present and mindful in your life each day will empower you. Lastly finding and acknowledging gratitude will help bring you joy.
Take a moment to review this chart and rate yourself on each area, then in 6 months, do a re-test to review your scores an life changes toward WELLNESS. Give yourself a total score. Print out this page, make a commitment and plan to update your wellness questionnaire. One caveat I must mention, it you are using alcohol or drugs to help you cope and deal with boredom, loneliness, fear, stress or anxiety, or pain, then you may need professional help. I am here to assist you on your journey. Call 713-621-2490.