Wellness has become a buzzword in recent years, and for good reason. In today’s fast-paced world, taking care of your mind, body, and soul has never been more important. 

But why exactly should you prioritize wellness, and what benefits does it offer?

Holistic health uses all parts of your life to empower you and your well-being!

Eating a balanced diet, moving your body, and sleeping adequate hours each night are all necessary components of physical wellness. This is medicine! Preventative, low-cost, good-for-you medicine! When you take care of your body, you reduce the risk of chronic disease like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Your metabolic health is what you need to focus on at any age or stage! Through whole health tactics, you can: improve (or maintain) an optimal level of personal health, increase your energy, and preventatively reduce your susceptibility to chronic illness and shortened longevity. 

Mental and emotional wellness are just as important as physical wellness. Taking care of your mental health means managing stress and anxiety, practicing emotional self-care, finding techniques and practices that work for you/your lifestyle, and seeking professional help when needed. Honing in on your mental and emotional wellness allows you to feel more empowered, confident, and in control of your life. Your mind, body, and soul work congruently, so go inside and understand yourself. “The best way out, is always through” (Frost). Vulnerability, honesty, and humility will carry you on your journey in constant discovery! 

Maintaining a general level of wellness can improve your relationships with others. When you feel nourished, in all areas of your life, you are more likely to be patient, kind, and compassionate with those around you. You are better able to communicate, stand in your values, and connect with others. All of which can lead to stronger relationships and a more fulfilling social life.

Prioritizing your wellness has larger personal growth effects as well. It can help you achieve your goals and live a productive and fulfilled life. When you are strong, stable, motivated, and educated, you are more equipped to pursue passions and take on new challenges. Taking care of yourself brings joy and success (however you personally define success) to your personal and professional life. So, why wellness? It’s the foundation for a well-lived life! It is not just about avoiding illness, but also about promoting positive habits and lifestyles that contribute to a healthier and happier life.