We live in a world with so much information available to us.
Information is right in front of us, whichever way we turn.
So why is it that many of us feel we have no balance in our lives?
When one area in our life is under stress, it affects other areas of our life.
For example, you may have a migraine that has been lingering around for days.
It is affecting your sleep, work, family, productiveness or physically you unable to carry on doing what you were doing.
You feel you have no energy and depleted. So you take pain relief and push through.
Are you focusing on only one component? What is the real cause of your migraine?
Learning to be more aware of what is going on with your body as a whole may help you overcome some of the health problems you are currently experiencing.
Learn to become more aware of your mind, body and spirit. What is it telling you?
Do you need to slow down?
Do you need to learn ways to relax?
Are you working very long hours?
Are you eating a balanced diet?
Are you getting enough hours sleep?
You may have heard the term Holistic Health.
So what is Holistic Health?
Holistic Health focuses on the Mind, Body and Spirit.
Rather than focusing on illness or a specific part of the body, Holistic health considers the whole person.
There are 5 Dimensions of Holistic Health that I will refer to below.
1.The Physical: Taking care of your body.
2.Emotional: Understanding of a healthy range of emotions and exploring your intellect.
3.Social: Positive social relationships with your friends, family and community.
4.Spiritual: Exploring meaning and purpose in your life to help in your own sense of self. Your own purpose in life.
5.Intellectual: Activities that stimulate you mentally and expand your knowledge and skills.
Here are some ways to help you Enhance your 5 Dimensions.
Physical activity 30 minutes a day, every day.
Get enough sleep
Eat a balanced diet
Eliminate addictive behavioural patterns, drinking, smoking and other substances.
Take 10-15 minutes each day and disconnect from devices, phones, computer, social media
Exercise regularly. When you exercise your body releases chemicals called endorphins.
Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. It is the feel-good hormones.
Learn ways to help you relax, meditate, practice yoga, breathing exercises
Get enough sleep.
Have a supportive group of people around you, family and friends.
Get involved with the community and social groups.
Attend Wellness programs
Find an interest and join a club or create a club.
4 Spiritual Wellness
Learn to Meditate or practice Mindfulness.
Spend some time alone, just being.
Spend time outdoors, in nature.
Stay involved in your community.
Read for pleasure.
Begin a new course.
Choose a creative hobby
Participate in services such as tutoring
Visit the library.
Being conscious of the whole 5 Dimensions will help you live a more balanced life.
It is being aware to take care of yourself Holistically, Mind, Body, Spirit are usually the 3 main Dimensions people focus on.
We all want to live a more peaceful, healthy and fulfilling life.
Begin today by becoming more aware. Become conscious of your unconscious self.
Consciousness is awareness. Become aware of your thoughts, your emotions the choices you make, your behaviours.
When you are more aware you will notice what dimensions in your life need more focus, so you can live a more balanced life.
“I trust you find the article helpful and inspires you to live a more Holistic Life”
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