For the next few days we'lll be discussing the overall aspects of wellness. Here are the first two: Wellness is a choice. We have lots of choices and decisions that come our way each and every day. Whether it's choices on what food we put in our bodies, what music/movies/tv we expose ourselves to, how much sleep we allow ourselves to get, how much time we spend with our partners and children or how much work we do. Wellness is a decision we have to choose to make if we want to be the healthiest we can be. We can make healthy food choices, choose to get restful sleep, and choose to build strong relationships with our loved ones. I'm not saying this is easy, but we have the choice at our fingertips.
Wellness is a way of life. Wellness isn't something we choose to do one time and then stop. It must become routine and second nature. What you'll notice is that once your choices from above start becoming more healthy, it will become part of your lifestyle and you'll see your habits will start changing for the healthy too. Again, this isn't easy, but being well takes time and effort.
There's so many other aspects of wellness we have to share with you! Please come back to visit, we hope to see you tomorrow. Thank you for reading.
*Source: "I Never Knew I Had a Choice" by Gerald Corey
Written by: Tamara Wilhelm MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.