Why does wellness matter? I recently posed this question to my colleagues, Marci and Brad, who work with me at Red Mountain Resort, and here is how the conversation went:
Brad: “I like to use the definition that wellness is the state of optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being. When one is out of balance, the others can also spin out of control. It’s important to recognize that wellness is adaptive to the individual; it varies for everyone – so shifting small things can have big effect! Wellness is also important to the concept you have of yourself. If you don’t feel good about yourself, you may not be able to perform as well as you’d like in other areas.”
Marci: “We are so overstimulated, we need to move our focus inward to achieve wellness. Relaxation is an undervalued commodity. There is such a need for social reconnection, rest, and replenishment. This is why we see the transitioning of wellness to mindfulness.”
Here are three simple tips for successful self-care from Brad:
- Be consistent to be good. In other words, carve time out each day for your wellness practice.
- Set realistic goals. Remember, small shifts can have a big effect. If you don’t have 2 hours for the gym – but do have 10 minutes at home – use those 10 minutes!
- Do the thing that you are doing at that moment. When you are doing the dishes, concentrate on doing the dishes. Don’t let your mind wander to your “to-do” list, and instead concentrate on the task at hand.
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– Tracey Welsh, Springible Contributor