There are MANY parts to whole life wellness. Each of these interact with and help balance one another.
1) Physical Wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body through proactive prevention of disease. Physical health is attained through regular exercise, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, and making other good choices for the optimal health and functioning of your body.
2) Emotional Wellness is the ability to identify and express a wide range of feelings. It includes a capacity to manage your emotions and related behaviors, involving a realistic assessment of your limitations and ability to cope effectively with stress. Emotional wellness also involves understanding that emotions are a normal part of life and should be attended to, not avoided.
2) Social wellness is the ability to build strong connections with others, deal with conflict appropriately, and grow authentic, positive relationships. This dimension helps you perform social roles effectively and comfortably and create a support network based on interdependence, mutual trust, and respect.
4) Environmental wellness encourages you to recognize the influence your environment has on your health and wellness. This dimension illuminates your responsibility as first responder in your home. Environmental wellness involves protecting your home and family by building your awareness of safe ingredients.
5) Occupational wellness is about your outlook on your job and career. Being occupationally well involves learning how to seek the information and support you need to gain personal satisfaction and enrichment in your life through study and work. It also involves finding balance between school work, jobs and leisure time.
6) Financial wellness is living within your means and learning how to successfully manage your finances short and long term. It involves being fully aware of your income, expenses and budgets, saving, and managing your money in order to achieve realistic goals.
7) Spiritual Wellness is about finding balance between your values, beliefs, feelings and actions. Wellness in this dimension is integral to your sense of purpose, the ability to find meaning in life events, and the chance to live a life that reflects your values. Being spiritually well is also closely related to being emotionally well and knowing which resources to use to cope with issues that come up in everyday life.
This life, our responsibilities, our circumstances, can unbalance us in any of these areas and leave us feeling out of sorts.
One of the tools I love for maintaining balance and harmony (as you know) is essential oils – in particular, the Infused 7 Collection from Young Living. Each of these special oils, also known as the Oola Oils, have specific emotional benefits to assist you with a particular dimension of wellness.
Coming up this week, be on the lookout for more info on this special collection. And, if you want more info in the meantime on what Oola Life and the Infused 7 is all about, check it out here.