March is here! Spring is just around the corner. Time for cleaning and baseball, right? Well…baseball for sure!
As the seasons change, it triggers a thought process about the various aspects of my life. The short, cold days of winter are wrapping up and the days are getting longer.
As the weather improves it reminds me that it’s time I spend some time reviewing goals and make any revisions as needed.
In order to keep growing, it’s important to assess both where I can continue to develop and where I can celebrate. That second piece often goes forgotten…but it’s important part of the process.
Learning to celebrate what you’ve accomplished can help keep that motivation going forward as you move toward that next milestone.
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 so that they feel their best.
Understanding more about your current wellness wheel can help guide you to goals that will help round out your wheel.
Here is a copy of the Wellness Wheel if you’d like to do this exercise as we head into Spring. Where can you take some small steps to inflate your wheel?
Our goal this year is to help every client feel their best. We’ve added a number of items to our tool kit to help us do that.
Are you ready to get started? Let me know.