Today we will focus on two domains: Physical and Emotional Wellness.
Physical wellness recognizes the needs for physical activity, healthy foods, proper hydration, and adequate sleep. Adequate physical wellness ensures that we are able to complete our daily activities without excessive fatigue or physical stress.
I believe physical wellness to be one of the most important domains of wellness because it is very much connected to the other aspects of wellness. Most of us don’t feel well or at our best when our physical health is compromised or not taken care of well. Because of this, I view things such as drinking enough water and physical exercise as “my medicine.” Without them, I am not at my best and can’t achieve or accomplish the other things I need and want to do.
What might self-care look like in the physical wellness domain?
Emotional wellness involves the experience of a wide range of emotions (both positive, neutral, and negative) and the ability to cope effectively with these emotions and other life circumstances. Adequate emotional wellness requires you to be aware of and accepting of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Emotional wellness is often forgotten about or ignored when it comes to general health and well-being. The most important thing to remember for this domain is that emotional wellness does not mean the absence or suppression of difficult and challenging emotion (you can read more about that here!). Instead, emotional wellness involves learning, understanding, and utilizing skills to help us to cope with and manage all of our emotions.
What might self-care look like in the emotional wellness domain?
Now that you know about physical and emotional wellness, ask yourself the following questions for both domains:
Keep this in mind because we will come back to it later in the week. Until tomorrow!
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