Health means something different to us all. Whether you’re working on getting that 80/20 balance just right, keeping things super clean, or just enjoying the way you live, love and laugh, you will have your own way of making sure you feel good. And that’s okay because there’s no right or wrong way to care for yourself. However, do you know if your conscious health efforts are holistic?
If you’re focusing on your diet or your exercise, you’re definitely ticking off one or two areas of your health. But if you really want to take control of your health levels, you should start to think about these five holistic areas.
How to make sure you feel good inside and out:
Our physical levels of health are the one area of health that most of us will know a bit about and try to take care of. Whether you’re exercising to feel good and stay in shape, balancing your diet to stay healthy, or looking after your body so that you age well, we all do our bit. However, you do want to make sure that you’re thinking about your insides as well as the outside. So, your diet and exercise should consider your organ health as well as the way you look.
If there’s one taboo area of health that not everyone is comfortable talking about, let alone dealing with, it’s mental health. But, just because you’re not that comfortable with it, it doesn’t mean that it’s not important. How you feel in your mind can have an impact on your physical health. Sometimes stress and anxiety can affect your body too. So, you need to make sure you’re taking time out to destress and let your mind rest.
You might not immediately think of this as a part of your health, but your lifestyle choices do have a direct impact on your health. From where you live to the job you do, how much you drink to whether you smoke or not, you may be damaging your health without realising it. So, you need to make sure you are happy in your work, drinking in moderation and maybe even cutting back on cigarettes with the help of e-cigarettes to find a healthy balance.
Closely related to the idea of our emotional and mental health is our social lives. If you’ve ever had an argument with a friend or family member and felt awful for days, then you will understand just how important our social lives are to our health. To keep yours in tip top shape, work on strengthening your relationships in your social circle, family and love life so that you can feel both happy and healthy.
You don’t have to be religious to have a spiritual side. Sometimes, you need to connect with your spiritual health in order to clear your mind and keep calm. If you’re not sure how to achieve that, you might want to think about starting something like yoga that can help you with meditation and wellbeing. There are various ways to find your inner, spiritual side that intuitively guides you through life. One is by finding your spirit animal, your alter ego. The one that you keep noticing wherever you go and the one that can give you the answers about your fate.