7 dimensions of wellness

Episode 26: Improve Your Health with the Seven Dimensions of Wellness

 

The seven dimensions of wellness is more about the relationship you have with yourself rather than the outside world, when you feel whole you can contribute more to the outside world.

In this episode, I talk with Sabreen Nzekio, a plant based wellness coach. She shares with us not only her own story of going plant based but how she reversed a chronic ear problem her young son was going experiencing with a plant based diet. We go over the seven dimensions of wellness and how they can be key to bringing a holistic approach to your overall wellness.

Listen to this podcast to hear how Lauren at Well Elephant reversed heart disease with a plant based diet.

What are the Seven Dimensions of Wellness?

The 7 dimensions of wellness focus on living a more balanced life in these seven key areas of health:

  1. Spiritual
  2. Physical
  3. Emotional
  4. Career
  5. Intellectual
  6. Environmental
  7. Social

A great acronym to remember these 7 key area of health is SPECIES. It takes commitment to live a more balanced life, but it is well worth it.

The Triad of Wellness

The 7 dimensions of wellness are all interdependent, yet carry so much weight as individual categories. 

Holistic health tends to focus primarily on the physical, emotional, and spiritual as the cornerstones, or the triad, that make all of the dimensions possible.

Physical wellness includes eating, movement, exercise. Emotional wellness includes being kind to yourself and spiritual wellness can include a practice of gratitude and intuition.

Embrace the Small Steps Approach to Wellness

You are not out of balance if you do not have all the seven dimensions figured out at the same time! There are times that you may have a very robust self care regime that expands your physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness, yet you’re miserable at work, mentally stagnant or feeling very unfulfilled in your social life.  A consistent wellness regime is bound to lead to new discoveries that will lead you to move the needle or at least change your outlook until you are able to move the needle. 

Think of the seven dimensions of wellness as a guide because perfectionism is unattainable and very unkind.  A very critical component of emotional wellness is kindness- and we should start with ourselves.

Sabreen encourages everyone to have a holistic routine that is done on a daily or at least mostly daily routine.  This routine can start with acquiring one habit and adding on to it every 20 to 30 days.  Perhaps you start to meditate to feed your spiritual needs for 3 minutes every day, next you decide to walk for 20 minutes each day.  Acquiring these two habits alone will absolutely contribute positively to all 7 dimensions of wellness. 

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

The practice of intentional habits can change your mind, your self-esteem and consequently your life!

Connect with Sabreen to learn more about her plant based wellness coaching:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plant_lit/

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