What does wellness mean?

You’re a very complex and unique individual. What does your health look like? Everyone’s perfect picture of health will look just a little different. Wellness isn’t about being the skinniest or most buff person in the room, it’s all about being happy and feeling healthy, and finding workouts that work for you. It’s also not about eating a salad for every meal of every day. A good rule to follow is, “everything in moderation”; practice living a life that you love that is healthy and sustainable in the long-term. 

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Wellness is a very holistic thing with many important aspects. Your wellness isn’t only physical but also very much about how you’re feeling mentally. Many times, when one vital part of your life is off balance, it puts off the rest of your life. 

Some (but not all) vital aspects of your wellness include your relationships and support system (romantic and not, including your family), your physical health, the status of your employment and ability to afford the necessities of life, your resilience in life and to hardships, and your overall mental health. Chances are that you have more of these portions (and others) than what you think or realize- that’s something to be so thankful for and to cherish.

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Wellness isn’t the absence of disease, it’s the best state of health for you, your body, and your mind. It’s not something people come by easily, it’s something that you’ve got to consciously work for each and every day.

Any journey to wellness isn’t paved without bumps. There will be setbacks and frustrations, periods of confusion and disappointment. That’s where your resilience and support system comes in! This is nothing to be permanently discouraged about because you will persevere through it.

I hope that whatever your specific picture of wellness is, that you are steadily and relentlessly working toward or to maintain your picture of total health. If you aren’t there yet, it will all come together for you, be patient! You are doing great, keep it up!

Everyone enjoy this lovely Thursday!



14 thoughts on “What does wellness mean?

      1. I think having the consciousness of wellness is the first huge step. Alot of people, especially where I come from don’t think twice about taking steps towards their wellness. (Mental or physical)


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