Top 10 Elements of Wellness

“Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being. ” – J. Standord
Wellness is being healthy, and working towards living a fulfilled and high-quality life. To achieve wellness, it is important to have balance in each of the ten interdependent elements of wellness:

I. Physical

I have always believed that exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.
-Nelson Mandela

Exercise regularly. Have good hygiene. Have a nutritious and colorful diet.  

II. Mental

Good mental health helps us to more fully enjoy and appreciate the people and environment around us.
-John Mendoza

Focus well. Have positive thoughts. Manage stress well.

III. Social

Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.
-Oprah Winfrey

Have positive relationships with family, friends, peers, and be involved in the community. Network well and regularly.

IV. Environmental

When your environment is clean you feel happy, motivated, and healthy.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

Be content with surroundings: your home, nature, and the world.

V. Financial

Those who don’t manage their money will always work for those who do.

-Dave Ramsey

Learn to manage money. Save appropriately for short and long-term goals.

VI. Occupational

Choose a job you love, and you will ever have to work a day in your life.
– Confucius

Have a career that brings satisfaction and growth. Develop proper skills to get the job done.

VII. Spiritual

The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy.

Have purpose and meaning in life. Be ethical and have morals. 

VIII. Behavioral

Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.

Make healthier lifestyle choices. Don’t do drugs or drink alcohol. Seek regular preventative care. 

IX. Emotional

Anyone can become angry- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, fo the right purpose, and in the right way-this is not easy. 

Be aware of your feelings and know how to manage them. 

X. Intellectual

Creativity is on the side of health-it isn’t the thing that drives us mad; it is the capacity in us that tries to save us from madness.
-Jeanette Winterson

Expand your knowledge and skills. Get creative. 

All these elements are interconnected, and when one is offset, it can affect the others, and so it is important to keep in mind when trying to achieve balance in life. Happy wellness!

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