No Excuse November Day 9: Wellness Wednesday

What is your game plan to achieve Wellenss? Do you have specific Wellness goals?

In this past week, I shared my plan for No Excuse November in which I am working on specific habits that are steps to my long term goals!

Week one is complete, and I met what I set out to. I struggled a few times with the urge to make excuses for not completing my habits but then reminded myself that this was #NoExcuseNovember.

I am loving the earlier wake-up time! I get about 10 minutes to myself in the morning and am much less rushed!

When we learned about the 8 demisions of Wellness last month, we learned that all aspects of our lives are included in Wellness. Therefore all of our goals are Wellness goals!

I would love to hear what goals or habits you are working on and see how you are tracking.

Be Peacful,

~Nettie

No Excuse November Day 2: Wellness Wednesday

During Blogtober, we learned about the 8 deminsions of wellness: intellectual, emotional, physical, social, occupational, spiritual, environmental, and financial. We also saw how many of them overlap each other. For No Excuse November, we will share things we are doing or could do to get us towards our wellness goals.

Currently, my main deminsions of focus are intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual. What deminsions are you currently focused on or planning to focus on?

Something I am doing towards my intellectual wellness is my CEs for my pharmacy tech license. I do not currently work in that field; I worked hard for that license and would like to maintain it. Something I look forward to doing is the WordPress courses, to learn how to build this site and grow my audience.

I would love to hear what you are doing to focus on your wellness!

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 26: Wellness Wednesday

During the month of October, we are focusing on two deminsions of wellness each wednesday. Last week, we focused on the occupational and spiritual deminsions. Our final week will be environmental and financial.

Enviromental: Your wellness as it relates to natural resources and environmental preservation.

Financial: Knowledge, planning, and managing financies.

I am sure there are lots of things we can do to promote wellness in both of these deminsions. For environmental, we do recycle and make efforts not to waste resources. As far as financial, I believe in budgets and trying to plan ahead for things. I feel like these are probably the two deminsions that I need to put more focus on.

What do you do to support/promote your environmental and financial wellness? What demisions do you think you need to put more focus on?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 19: Wellness Wednesday

During the month of October, we are focusing on two deminsions of wellness each wednesday. Last week, we focused on the physical and social deminsions. This week will be occupational and spiritual.

Occupational: personal satisfaction in your job/career.

Spiritual: the search for purpose and meaning in life, knowing which resources to use to cope with everyday life, values, and beliefs

For me occupationally I think having work life balance helps me to be a better employee and more satisfied with my job. I think prayer, self reflection, and spending time in nature really help my spiritual wellness.

What about you, what are some things that have, do, or will help you achieve occupational and spiritual wellness?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Resources: https://www.csupueblo.edu/health-education-and-prevention/8-dimension-of-well-being.html, https://www.lifeofwellness.ca/8-dimensions-of-wellness/, https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/8-dimensions-of-wellness-where-do-you-fit-in-0527164

Blogtober Day 12: Wellness Wednesday

During the month of October, we are focusing on two deminsions of wellness each wednesday. Last week, we focused on the intellectual and emotional demensions, and this week’s two will be the physical and social.

Physical: all areas of the physical body. Nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention.

Social: social connections, relationships, and personal expression.

I can think of so many to obtain both of these deminsions of wellness. However, I have one that I really enjoy doing, and I think it covers both deminsions, walking with friends or family.

What do you do to help keep you physically and/or socially well? Do you have any tips or tricks for others? Please share in the comments.

Resource: https://www.csupueblo.edu/health-education-and-prevention/8-dimension-of-well-being.html

Be Peacful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 5: Wellness Wednesday

What does Wellness mean to you?

Per Oxford Languages, Wellness is the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.

Per Wikipedia, Wellness is a state beyond absence of illness but rather aims to optimize well-being (quality of life).

The original six dimensions of wellness included intellectual, emotional, physical, social, occupational, and spiritual wellness. Later environmental and financial wellness were added to make eight dimensions of wellness.

Each week we will dive a little deeper into 2 dimensions and discuss ways to achieve or maintain wellness in that dimension.

Week 1:

Intellectual: Brain health, learning, creativity, memory, knowledge, skills.

Emotional: Coping, identifying personal feelings and handling them. Controlling feelings and behaviors, overcoming obstacles. National Institutes of Health describe emotional wellness as “the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times” (NIH, 2018)

So, what are somethings we can do to achieve or maintain our intellectual and emotional wellness? Share in the comments.

I love to learn and read often which I think can be helpful to both dimensions.

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Resources:

https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-google&source=android-browser&q=wellness

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellness_(alternative_medicine)

https://www.google.com/search?q=8+dimensions+of+wellness+explained&source=lmns&bih=753&biw=1535&client=ms-android-google&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiz3tLMpsL6AhWxd98KHZcgCiQQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA