On this first day of Spring, I’m feeling a bit reflective this morning. Certain events trigger a thought process about the various aspects of life.
Over the years, I’ve completed various versions of a Wellness Wheel to take a snapshot of how I was feeling at that time in relation to different aspects of my life.
A Wellness Wheel is a visual representation of the different areas of our lives, including social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, environmental, physical and nutritional and how in balance they are.
When our life is in balance, our Wellness Wheel will be round.
When our life is not in balance our Wellness Wheel may look and feel a little more like a flat tire. A flat tire makes it difficult to steer straight, makes the ride bumpy, makes steering difficult, may cause an accident and will likely cause us to not reach our destination.
This is very similar to when our life is not in balance.
Wellness is much more than physical health, exercise or nutrition.
According to the World Health Organization good health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Good health really covers the entire body, mind and spirit being in balance.
Part of my training focused on the four pillars of health Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition. How we live, eat, think and move.
In the wellness model used by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, these four areas encircle what we have identified as the eight dimensions of wellness.
Each of these eight dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to the quality of our life so that we can better understand the overall condition of our body, mind, and spirit.
As coaches, we want to help clients eat, live and move better.
Understanding more about your current wellness wheel can help guide you toward goals that will help round out your wheel.
Here is a copy of the Wellness Wheel Activity if you’d like to do this exercise as part of your personal Spring Cleaning.
Please let us know how we can help round out your wheel.