Make wellbeing your priority

If you were asked about making well-being your priority this year, I’m sure your answer would be Yes!! While most of us are aware of how important it is to take care of one’s health, we may or may not act on it. Now, why is that? Life does that to us – work, family, children, household chores, etc. take priority over wellness.

Let this year be different, make a mindful choice to put yourself first. Prioritize your physical, physiological and psychological (emotional) well-being.

Yes, you read it right. Many of us focus on getting back to our exercise routine or diet plan after the holidays, but have you given your emotional health any thought lately?

No doubt it is important to exercise and eat right, but our emotional health too deserves our attention. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection.” — Buddha

Let’s dive into the various aspects of Well-being and how important it is to address each of these areas.

Our body is equipped to deal with everyday challenges. It continuously makes the adjustments essential to maintain stability. In order to do this, it draws on resources in each of the three systems of the body and mind:

  • The Physiological system that fuels body processes,
  • The Physical system supports the organs and body;
  • The Psychological system governs thoughts, desires, actions and emotions.

All Three Chakras are interconnected and complement one another. They determine that an individual’s state of health is fundamental to attaining equilibrium, disease prevention and health promotion.

So entwined and intimate is the relationship between the three realms of the body that if a problem develops in one, it can affect the working of the other two. For example, a biochemical disorder such as nutritional deficiency or food sensitivity may have psychological consequences such as depression. Loneliness, bereavement, and inner conflicts can undermine immune defences, while a structural injury might cause pain that then leads to relationship problems.

So, when you are unwell and a health problem develops, remember it is an indication of the Body Balance being out of sync. This is because the body’s natural abilities to rebalance, self-heal and maintain come under stress. So, the only natural way to regain “Your Well-being” is to understand and make changes in all the 3 chakras to allow your body to regain its balance naturally.

Stay Physically Active: With a sedentary lifestyle taking precedence over an active one, means we have to set aside dedicated time for exercise. Commit to doing what you enjoy – dancing, sport, HIIT, cardio, running, cycling, swimming, climbing the stairs, etc. It is a well-researched fact that physical activity and exercise can reduce stress and anxiety, boost happy chemicals, improve self-confidence, increase brain power, sharpen memory and increase our muscles and bones’ strength.*

Keep Physiologically Strong: Eat the right nutrients to fuel, build, repair, nourish and keep your body systems in top shape. Eating healthy is not about starvation, it is about making the right choices. It is eating enough nutritious food to fuel our bodies and to limit foods that don’t serve us. Besides weight, focus on boosting digestion, immunity and bone health in addition to your heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.

Support A Healthy Mind: We experience a wide range of emotions throughout life, happy positive emotions are easy to handle, but what do you do with the negative emotions you feel? Very often we try to bury these unpleasant feelings – anger, sadness, jealousy, loneliness, hurt etc. but they don’t truly go away. And this can be detrimental to your overall health. Find ways to release the negativity, focus on the positive and see your life transform. Affirmations, meditation, mindfulness, emotional freedom technique, writing, journaling, and vision boards serve as excellent tools to support a healthy mind.

Lastly, it’s important not to take on too much: Resist the idea of a complete life overhaul that will likely overwhelm you. Remember making health a priority needs to be a long-term goal. Start small by building habits that promote health, and implement them into your slowly, making sure they really serve your purpose.

*Citation. Abou Elmagd, Mohammed. (2016). Benefits need and importance of daily exercise. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 22. 22-27.

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