Monthly Archives: May 2018

Impacts of Feeling Unwell vs. Wellness…

When we avoid self-care, wellness, and actively working on ourselves we impact our overall health: Physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Simple acts of taking a walk, observing our surroundings—actively noticing the scenery, accounting for our feelings and mental state (noticing that I am sad, uncomfortable, annoyed), while exploring this impact on our spiritual identity is key! This process sounds complicated but truly acknowledging our wellness is simple.

It starts with calling attention to what is occurring for you overall (body, mind, and spirit). Example: “I am noticing tightness in my shoulders/lower back, I am noticing my mind is racing and acting quickly, I am noticing feeling disconnected from others.” This is the process of naming what is going on for you. Naming it is the beginning to take away the power and steers yourself away from avoidance. Avoidance is a dangerous outcome to get tangled up in.

What will you do today—to start to notice the impacts of your wellness? How will you actively counter avoidance?