Living holistically balances physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being, without compromising the quality of one area for the sake of another. A comprehensive approach to holistic wellness requires setting standards for each area of health, holding yourself accountable, and optimizing processes. Rather than a singular focus, holistic wellness leaves room for addressing health collectively.

The importance of comprehensive well-being should not be ignored. Holistic wellness includes prioritizing daily physical fitness (including strength, flexibility, and cardio training); making mental health matter by practicing mindfulness and meditation; and cutting through the clutter with a practical commitment.

What Can Holistic Well-being Do for You?

1.     Increase energy levels

Be it in your personal or professional life, performing at your peak produces better results. A balanced, holistic practice allows for a centered, energized, and purposefully driven lifestyle complete with focus and direction.

2.     Reduce Stress and Regulate Emotions

Stress and anxiety will always find ways to present themselves. However, a holistic approach to wellness can drastically reduce the levels of stress, anxiety, and other emotions that you may experience. Beginning with mindfulness and meditation, become fully present and embrace a moment-to-moment awareness of exactly what is happening. A holistic approach to mental wellness simply means accepting whatever thoughts and feelings arise.

3.     Improve Physical Health

Maintain a practical approach to your health by treating your physical health as essential. Physical health can be considered the core foundation of holistic wellness as it includes eating a nutritional and balanced diet, engaging in regular exercise, building strength and flexibility, committing to healthy sleeping habits, and managing your weight.

4.     Positively Impact Lifestyle Habits

Through a thoughtful and intentional approach to holistic wellness, all aspects of your well-being will benefit. Holistic health considers physical, mental, emotional, social, occupational, and financial wellness and encourages a healthy outlook in each area.

5.     Enhanced Self-Esteem

A holistic journey is a great way to help build confidence and experience uplifting energy. A healthy self-esteem, even if it means resetting and refocusing when overall health isn’t a priority, indicates a desire to consistently invest in yourself, create a routine, and demand the best of yourself. Self-esteem is imperative to all-around success and when you invest in yourself, you value yourself.

At the end of the day, adopting healthy lifestyle habits helps you better care for yourself; it is not a luxury, it is a necessity. And taking care of your whole self, holistically, is what your body and mind crave to perform at high levels. Consider intentionally disrupting the norms of treating physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional health separately; and instead create an outstanding foundation for your overall well-being through holistic wellness. Do what works best for you and aim to create holistic wellness routines that you can stick to every day.

Resource: SupportLinc EAP – Wellbeing Place