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June 25
Wellness: Where do I start?

​Many of us want to improve our level of wellness, but where do we start? I recently took a 50-question wellness survey from the National Wellness Institute to determine which areas of my overall wellness were the strongest, and which were the weakest.  The assessment evaluated:

  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Self Care
  • Safety
  • Social and Environmental Wellness
  • Emotional Awareness and Sexuality
  • Emotional Management
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Occupational Wellness
  • Spirituality and Values

After examining the results, I was able to identify a couple of areas that needed improvement.  I find that I am more proactive when I have one or two areas to focus on than when I try to focus on all of them at once.

An area I have chosen to target over the next two years is “intellectual wellness,” or being open to new ideas and experiences and determining to expand my knowledge and improve my skills.  I plan to do this by returning to school to attain my graduate degree in business.  I share this as an example of how I’ve chosen to focus on one of my weak areas, but also as a way to initiate a farewell.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts on health and wellness with you. I hope by taking this assessment and being engaged with wellness, you are able to find an area to focus on to live your best life today and beyond! 

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Re: Wellness: Where do I start?

Let me save you average Americans some time.
I took the survey.

It said I should eat better and exercise more.
Dave on 6/30/2012 12:08 AM