When it comes to personal and intimate relationships people tend to make a lot of mistakes. One is thinking that someone can make you happy; the other is thinking that happiness is a set of circumstances, and another mistake is thinking that happiness is the result of their actions.
True happiness is about having balance in your life. After closing some chapter, I’ve decided to focus on my overall wellness. Wellness is a multidimensional state of being an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.
The different dimensions of wellness:
- Mental Health: the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory psychological state of emotional and behavioral adjustment.
- Social: The social dimension of wellness involves developing, nourishing and encouraging satisfying relationships.
- Occupational: The occupational dimension of wellness involves choosing a career/job that is rewarding and enjoyable.
- Spiritual: The spiritual dimension of wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence.
- Physical: The physical dimension of wellness encourages cardiovascular flexibility and strength and also encourages regular, physical activity.
- Intellectual: The intellectual dimension of wellness encourages creative, stimulating mental activities.
- Emotional: The emotional dimension of wellness emphasizes an awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings.
- Financial: is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money. This unique combination is an ideal to strive towards in our dealings with money.
Yesterday I decided to give my spiritual dimension some much-needed attention, and I attended church with my friend. It’s important to feed each aspect of your wellness. Your spiritual dimension wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence.
Our happiness and life satisfaction is indeed influenced by all these factors. The problem is that we usually place greater importance on one of life aspects, ignoring all the other ones. Which makes our happiness incomplete and short-lived.