Being goal-driven and results-oriented are great traits to have, but there’s a catch: the bigger your goals, the better you need to be at managing your stress and taking care of yourself. Being able to switch gears from work mode…
Getting sick is one of the biggest productivity killers out there. It’s one thing when you lack motivation the complete your goals — there are strategies you can use to overcome that. But the only thing you can do when you’re sick is to seek medical treatment and wait for your health and wellness to improve. In the process, you can potentially lose days of productive time that you can never get back.
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And that’s what we’re going to cover in this article: how to boost your health and wellness so that you keep from getting sick in the first place.
In order to be your best self, you need to consider the many dimensions of wellness that contribute to holistic health. We often think of our “wellness” just in terms of physical health. If your body is healthy, then you’re well. But thinking in this way limits you from reaching your full potential as a person.
While your physical health is essential, wellness is about so much more. In fact, there are seven commonly accepted dimensions of wellness in the health community. Let’s explore each dimension and how you can improve on them.
Traditional thinking about health and wellness tends to leave out some of the most important dimensions of physical well-being. You may go to your doctor and they’ll tell you that you need to exercise more and eat better. You agree, and you decide that this will finally be the time you make a big change. You sign up for a gym, read some articles about how to get healthy and buy a bunch of healthy food.
Yet, a few weeks later, you’re back to where you started, or worse.
When you’ve got your head down and you’re hustling hard to build your business, it’s easy to let your social wellness fall by the wayside. Maybe you skip dinner with your family to squeeze in “just one more hour” of work on your website. Perhaps you cancel the coffee you’d planned to catch up with an old friend in order to get ahead on tomorrow’s projects.
It’s tempting to neglect your relationships with other people in pursuit of business and financial success.
Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and stressed are common feelings experienced by most adults these days. There’s so much going on that it seems impossible to achieve peace of mind.
People juggle numerous and sometimes conflicting priorities: the need to improve performance at work, spend quality time with family, exercise, keep the house clean, run errands, nurture friendships, read books, volunteer in their community, meditate, keep on top of emails — the list goes on.
Are you struggling to find inner peace and happiness? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? Are you failing to meet your goals even though you feel like you’re working 24/7?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you probably have too much on your mind. Feeling overwhelmed is a common complaint and a prototypical roadblock to achieving personal and professional success. Instead of feeling clear-headed and using your time to accomplish goals effectively, you’re wasting much of your mental capacity worrying about the past or future and devoting your precious attention to the wrong people or activities.
Dee’s SELF Journal has helped her recreate her life after illness and bereavement.
I used to be a research scientist.
It was all I ever wanted to be. And after three degrees and a PhD, I was deep into my dream job as a protein engineer trying to find the marker for cirrhosis.
Then I was diagnosed with cancer.
Exercise trends come and go before we have time to master the new workout. Yet, the one trend that never dies is exercise for success. When we’re focused on our goals we can find it difficult to do anything else. We could be focusing on our dream job, an important project or our start-up. When this happens, we can start believing that we don’t have the time. We could
You’re probably aware that morning routines are critical to your productivity and well-being. Understanding the things to do in the morning that set up your day for success matter; your morning habits and activities set your mood, energy level and mindset for the rest of your day.
This is important because your daily actions accumulate, determining what you accomplish in the long-run. If you want to become the person you desire and live your dream life, you need to take the right actions every day.