The Christmas and New Year holidays are traditionally the most celebrated annual events worldwide. As the new year begins to unfold a large majority of us seek ways to find a more balanced and fulfilled life.
A friend recently shared with me the acronym S-P-I-C-E-S which is a stress management and overall wellness concept in filling your life with a balance in the six areas of Social, Physical, Intellectual, Career, Emotional, and Spiritual. Each element plays an important role in leading and successful living a well-rounded life and being genuinely happy with your life and the decisions/choices made.
As many know in a balanced life, “being well/wellness” is much more than being free from illnesses and/or a sick body. It encompasses a positive attitude which incorporate a person’s sense of responsibility and uniqueness.
Being socially active allows one to build and maintain relationships, both personally and professionally.
This is just as it states…being physical, exercising and maintaining the physical movement for balanced wellness (physically and emotionally.)
Being involved in mental activities which are stimulating and creative.
Never underestimate the power of having goals and/or a direction in your life.
Being aware of your emotions and feelings and express or respond in a positive manner. You’ll be happy you did.
What describes you? What are your personal beliefs, values, and ethics? These things have an impact on your “balance.”
Let’s strive to add balance to all areas of our life this new year. Learn to be a little more patient with others, choose our words so they correctly express our true feelings without breaking down others. Make it a goal to genuinely convey our gratitude to others and build them UP with encouragement.
Make 2015 your best year yet. Try something new, make life an adventure, make a new friend or two and make memories! Get out there…you’ve got a life to live!
Julie T. Lusk, M.Ed., R/CYT, Stress Solutions Now