Health and Wellness

2020 could be your year. This could be the year that you do 'that thing' you've always wanted to, you could make some life long changes and be the best version of yourself. You just need to make a plan. If you write down all of your resolutions and then don't make a plan this new decade will be the same as the last one. When you're setting your goals for the new year, think of some long term goals and habits you would like to change as well as some short term goals that can improve your daily life. We live our lives one day at a time, so why only make goals that you look back at a year later. You have 366 chances this year to improve yourself.

Wellness is defined as the fluid process of improving the emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual components of life, dynamically leading to a better state of health and wellbeing. If you're someone that spends a lot of time being social and building others up, make more time for yourself, work on your emotional wellness - find a sense of inner calm, relaxation, and inner strength. If you aren't very social and you're feeling isolated try finding some deeper connections with friends and family, or challenge yourself to meet new people with a common interest. Feeling burnt out at work? Is this a job that is a stepping stone for your ideal career or just a means to fund your day to day living. If it isn't your dream job then what do you enjoy in that job, try and find the positives. Intellectual and spiritual wellness are also important. Never stop learning, never stop trying to make sense of the world around us, it is what we do as humans. Religious or not finding peace with yourself will help create a greater sense of meaning and purpose in life and enhances all other dimensions of wellness

Traditionally we think of health as an objective state in which the body is functioning, ranging from a high level (optimal wellbeing - no negative signs or symptoms) to moderate compromise (transition zone – fatigue, mood disorder, chronic unwellness, heart disease) to poor health / pathology (heart attack, diabetes, cancer). Your physical wellness is important, it is crucial that we respect our body and take responsibility for taking care of our bodies. A better definition of health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well – being ; not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. If you don't know where to start with your physical wellness I recommend starting with the things that are free : Drink more water, eat more vegetables and get some rest :) Things that won't improve your health : skinny teas, crash/fad diets, scrolling through instagram, sitting on the couch and waiting for everything to magically come together.

Get Focused. Start Small. Make a Plan. Be Consistent.