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A Happier, Healthier You

Incorporating healthy eating habits, increasing daily activity, and spending time focused on mindfulness, can quickly lead to a happier, healthier you with overall better quality of life. Making an effort to lead a healthier lifestyle not only sets a good example for those around you but can increase satisfaction in other areas of your life as well! However, wellness is much more than just nutrition and exercise. It is intertwined with other dimensions of life, such as having a better mind-body connection with yourself, understanding and coping with emotions, and feeling confident and healthy in your own skin. Learn more about how wellness can make a positive impact on your life below!

How Healthy Habits Can Impact Your Life


EMOTIONAL

Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships

  • Seek support for coping with your emotions
  • Find ways to view challenges as opportunities
  • Form appropriate strategies for managing stress
  • Acknowledge how thoughts and feelings affect your well-being

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support your well-being

  • Paint a wall, organize a closet or donate extra household items
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Evaluate your space and see how you can make it safer
  • Choose behaviors and environments that reduce risk and promote a healthy, active lifestyle

FINANCIAL

Satisfaction with current and future financial situations

  • Budget and spend thoughtfully and carefully
  • Open checking and savings accounts
  • Meet with a retirement specialist
  • Acquire and practice fiscally responsible behaviors including planning for short term, long term, and emergency expenses

INTELLECTUAL

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

  • Take a class or read a book
  • Research a topic that interests you
  • Work on a sudoku or crossword puzzle
  • Increase awareness of current events


OCCUPATIONAL

Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work

  • Communicate with your supervisor regularly
  • Develop your skills and confidence to reach your career goals
  • Be mindful and respectful of others while actively contributing to a climate of inclusion
  • Establish leadership skills

PHYSICAL

Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep

  • Try to be active 30 minutes a day 3 days a week
  • Get regular check-ups
  • Avoid tobacco, drugs and alcohol
  • Apply knowledge of nutrition, fitness, personal hygiene and health care in one’s daily life.

SOCIAL

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

  • Establish and maintain satisfying interpersonal relationships
  • Pursue opportunities for enjoyment of shared interests with others
  • Join a club, social group, support group, or volunteer group
  • Connect with one person each day

SPIRITUAL

Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

  • Find a community that shares your spiritual outlook
  • Find meaningful ways to express one’s human spirit
  • Differentiate between one’s thoughts and feelings
  • Understand the mind and body connection

CONTACT US.


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