With this article I would like to introduce you to Self Esteem Wellness so that you can understand more clearly that self esteem and self responsibility are at the heart of your lifestyle.
You can improve your self esteem by using he 7 dimensions of wellness, since wellness represents self responsibility for a healthy lifestyle. Let’s first define wellness.
According to Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, wellness is the condition of being in good health, including the appreciation and enjoyment of health. Wellness is more than a lack of disease symptoms; it is a state of mental and physical balance and fitness.
Self esteem is one’s personal evaluation or view of self that influence feelings and behaviors. We can use the 7 dimensions of wellness to balance our growth and develop a healthy self esteem.
The 7 dimensions of wellness
First Dimension: Physical Wellness
Physical wellness means engaging in exercise or physical activities and healthy eating habits to keep you in top physical condition. It also involves talking responsibility in choosing your medical doctor and dentist so that you can monitor your body warning signs.
When you take care of your body by giving it the right care you also enhance your self esteem, self control , determination and you feel good about yourself.
- Are you aware of your present health condition?
- Do you know your numbers regarding blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels?
- Do you get a physical check up?
- Do you exercises regularly?
- Do you have the right amount of sleep?
If you answered no to any of these questions I would suggest you start taking care of your physical wellness.
How to Improve Your Physical Wellness
Here are some suggestions:
- Get enough sleep
- Have a balance diet
- Get an annual physical exam
- Avoid using tobacco or illicit drugs
- Practice personal hygiene
- Drink alcohol in moderation
- Walk at least 30 minutes every day
- Go to the gym and lift weights or run every day
- Walk your dog
- Play with your children
- Use your bike
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator
- Learn about healthy eating habits
Tips and Resources
Get enough sleep. Persons deprived of sleep for several days or more become irritable, fatigued, and unable to concentrate and usually disoriented. Performance of mental and physical tasks deteriorates. Some individuals experience paranoid thoughts, anxiety and overeating. If you are not having enough sleep, start now by establishing a routine time to go to bed, sleeping in the dark, free of noise, avoid caffeine or excessive food before bedtime. Check Sleep Problems download.
Eat Healthy. You can find more information reading books or consulting with your nutritionist. I will give you some tips you can start right now: Use healthy oils like canola or olive, consume lots of veggies and plenty of fruits. Drink water and avoid sugar drinks. Consume more whole grains, like whole wheat read, whole pasta, brown rice. Choose poultry, fish and nuts, limit the intake of red meat , bacon or processed meats. Get a steamer. Steaming vegetables will keep the vitamins. Also if you use a Grill Pan The grill pan will prevent the meat to burn easily by creating a barrier between the flames and the food, they are easy to use an inexpensive.
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“When I start to think about 6 areas I admit I get a little freaked out. Seems like I have to have major projects is all areas. What I really need are sustainable habits in all, then I can devote time to what ever category needs more work.My health fitness and business areas are what I’m working on the most right now. While I still have my Reset bars and shakes for two meals, I have to work on (really work on) eating low glycemic and nutritious foods for that other meal and snack. It’s been a challenge”. Vero.