A to Z Challenge 2016

‘W’ is for Wellbeing – A Holistic approach to health

April 26, 2016
W is for wellness


Wellbeing – what does it mean? ‘The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy’

Throughout the 26 Day A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, there has been a constant theme of total wellness and wellbeing.  Being healthy is not just health in the physical sense, but we also need to take care of our mental health and spiritual health.

Total wellbeing is a stable state, a feeling of being comfortable within and having a sense of belonging.  People who have achieved this state, have the ability to adapt to change and have a sense of purpose in life.  They set realistic goals and make the most of their leisure time.

Your overall health is affected by every aspect of your life.  It can be affected by:

  • Relationships
  • Fitness
  • The types of food choices
  • Good Balance between work and leisure
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Financial security

Whilst financial security is important, wealth does not necessarily mean you achieve total wellbeing.  Working long hours to become financially secure, usually means that time with partner, family and friends is sacrificed.

How to achieve total wellbeing?

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and friendships
  • Eat healthy and nutritious foods
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Set realistic goals
  • Find enjoyment in your work
  • Be involved – join a social group, volunteer
  • Keep learning and extending your brain
  • Be grateful
  • Make each day count

Click here to test your wellbeing at The Australian Unity website

Examine your results and see where you could improve your life to achieve a healthy and happy body, mind and soul.

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  • Reply Kala Ravi April 26, 2016 at 16:22

    Sue, I took the Well-being test you had given up there! Need to improve definitely! Just 4 more posts to go, you’re doing great….keep going!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 26, 2016 at 20:21

      Oh I wondered if anyone would take the test. I did and yes I can improve although didn’t do too badly. Yes we don’t have long to go I think I’m going to miss it!

  • Reply Jeffrey Scott April 26, 2016 at 20:48

    I so agree about the wealth aspect. The only thing money does is make us feel more financial secure. Feeling secure in other ways will allude us if we rely solely on wealth. Like anything else, we need balance. A happy family life, A happy (enough) work environment, satisfying leisure time, in addition to good health.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 28, 2016 at 14:25

      Exactly Jeffrey – money is nice to have but it won’t bring health and happiness.

  • Reply gigi April 27, 2016 at 02:40

    Hi Sue! I took the survey on the Unity site. Thanks for the link!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 28, 2016 at 14:27

      Oh good for you Gigi! How are you? It has been too long x

  • Reply Liz Brownlee April 27, 2016 at 06:14

    I’m definitely sizzling towards 60, 57 atm! We do eat mostly veg and fruit, organic, very little carbohydrate, do exercise (walking, biking) and also Transcendental Meditation which I thoroughly recommend! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 28, 2016 at 14:31

      Hi Liz! Yes you really are Sizzling and we are around the same age. I haven’t tried Transcendental Meditation but might try it after your recommendation. Thank you for stopping by and hope you visit again.

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill April 27, 2016 at 21:02

    those pointers for achieving total well being are so do-able Sue and I think we to include them all – if we’re unhappy or not actioning any of them then we risk that pulling our happiness down. I did the test and rated about the average so I feel quite well rounded 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 28, 2016 at 14:33

      It isn’t really that hard Leanne is it. It is all just part of making a healthy lifestyle and finding balance to enjoy life.

  • Reply Michele April 28, 2016 at 13:29

    Great tips for achieving true well-being for the whole person! Body, mind and spirit — all are equally important and should be pampered on a regular basis.

    Great series!

    Stop by my place if you get a chance. Would love to have you there,
    Michele at Angels Bark

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 28, 2016 at 16:25

      Hi Michele thanks so much for your positive comment and yes I will be over to visit. Have a great day and I’m glad you enjoyed the series.

  • Reply Erica April 29, 2016 at 09:40

    I completely agree with your post and aim to develop whole health. So much goes into being a whole, we often focus on disease or food and forget the whole realm of living a full life.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 30, 2016 at 17:00

      Thanks for stopping by with your comment Erica! I think sometimes people hear the word holistic and it conjures up an alternative lifestyle which they don’t think they will feel comfortable with. In reality it is just taking care of the WHOLE YOU! Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt April 29, 2016 at 12:36

    Well, Sue, this American girl beat out 75% of Aussies with a high score 🙂 Must be my semi-retired lifestyle! Beautiful post and I am soooo impressed you tackled these in-depth subjects all month!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 30, 2016 at 17:02

      Way to go, Terri! I think it is all at that activity and windsurfing that you do that keeps you happy and healthy. The AtoZ challenge certainly has been a challenge but it has been great to extend myself and also having a theme made it much easier. Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues April 30, 2016 at 00:10

    You know I’m all about a holistic approach to life, Sue. It was not by chance that I decided to dedicate my life and career to it.
    We are so much more than what meets the eyes…
    Great article!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 30, 2016 at 17:12

      Yes you are a role model Debbie I am always learning from you. Have a great day and it means a lot to me that you enjoyed the post.

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