Top 5 Secrets About Wellness and the Six Dimensions


In most cases, the term ‘wellness’ gets associated almost totally with the physical aspects of life. But according to Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of theNational Wellness Institute, wellness has six dimensions which are interdependent and linked with each other.complete wellness nature

  These six dimensions are:

  • Intellectual.
  • Spiritual.
  • Emotional.
  • Occupational.
  • Physical.
  • Social.

That is probably one fact that will open your eyes even more to wellness. Here are 5 more secrets about wellness.

1. It is a conscious process

If you want to enjoy wellness in the true sense of the term, then you have to be conscious about it. This consciousness simply means that you have to be tuned into your body and mind and make wise decisions when it comes to:

  • Your diet.
  • Your exercise routines.
  • The attitudes you have to life and other people around you.
  • Your belief systems.
  • Your career goals and so on.

2. Deal with your insecurities

Every individual has insecurities and fears and sources of anxiety in life. Recognize the fact that this is perfectly normal. But equally importantly, you should be aware that these fears and anxieties could lead you into less-than-healthy habits such as addiction, social withdrawal and so on. It is a good idea to deal with these anxieties in the best manner possible. Getting professional help for the same is a fabulous idea. Turning to friends and family members also works wonderfully.

3. Stay for the long run

Look at the talks or information given to you by fitness gurus and they will encourage you to stay away from gimmicks and fads when it comes to diet and exercise. You may get magnificent results – ‘lose 20 lbs in 10 days’ or so on but the process of getting there will be severe and stressful, in most cases. Stick to safe and tested plans that will get you to your fitness goals in a healthy time frame and not leave you depressed, hungry and maybe even injured in some manner or the other.

4. Strategize for it

Wellness does not happen overnight. It may not even be sustainable for every single minute of every single day of your life. Recognize the fact that there may be difficult days:

  • Sticking to a healthy diet or for some individuals a specific calorie intake number. Stay away from processed and junk foods and make it a goal to follow a healthy well-balanced diet filled with nutrition rich foods every day.
  • Working out for a specific time duration every day, or regular exercise routine whether it be Tai chi, yoga or cardiovascular routine. Whatever works best for you.
  • Staying away from the extra glass of wine which you so love.
  • Being stress-free while negotiating morning commutes and so on.

But develop a plan or a strategy to deal with all these things and more. Instead of trying to work out for 1 hour every morning, why not do 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening?

5. Be positive

It is very important for you to give yourself positive feedback. Ideally, this feedback should be realistic and should come from your own self. But it is also great to have a support system in place – friends, colleagues, family, spouse and so on. Standing in front of a mirror and noticing the positive changes to your body, skin, face and so on should lead you to great commitment to wellness.

About the author

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I believe in living green, organically, and natural in every aspect of our lives. My mission is to help educate you on how to live green, help save our environment and to help you and your family live a happier, healthier life!

13 thoughts on “Top 5 Secrets About Wellness and the Six Dimensions!”

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  2. You’ve laid this out very well, Marla. So much is involved towards good health and well being. I agree with Deborah, it is a lifelong journey. (A good journey) 🙂

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Thank you for reading my article, commenting, and sharing your thoughts. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day. Happy Summer!

  3. Hi Marla,
    I have always enjoyed your healthy and valuable information and insights. I am so glad that you shared these Top 5 Secrets About Wellness at the Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your healthy, natural gems and for your support! Pinning and sharing!

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thanks so much for hosting Healthy Happy Green & Natural. I love being part of it and learn quite a lot of information from all the bloggers that contribute. Thanks for sharing and have a healthy happy & blessed day. Happy Summer!

  4. Great information, is there is much more to being healthy than just our diet and exercise. It took me years to realize this, I hope this post will educate others to start early. Pinned and shared.

    1. Hi Joyce,
      Thanks for your compliments and sharing my posts. I truly appreciate it. I hope you are well. Wellness is a lifelong journey that has many aspects. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  5. Important info Marla that I hope many people read. Wellness is a total mind/body/spirit package as your blog sure shows. I pinned it and will be sharing on FB. Great job. Nancy A

    1. HI Nancy,
      Thanks for stopping by, commenting, reading and sharing my article. Life is a journey that our body, mind and spirit take together. Sometimes it can be a difficult road but we must nurture our entire body. Have a healthy happy & blessed day!

  6. Jennifer Weinberg

    These are such key concepts for truly maintaining wellness! Thank you for the thoughtful reminder of the true meaning of mindfully seeking health and wellness!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Glad that you found my article useful and meaningful. Thank you for stopping by, reading my article, and commenting. Have a healthy, happy, safe, and blessed 4th July weekend! Marla

  7. Hi Marla,
    This is one of the most simple and focused articles on the true meaning of “wellness” or “living a wellness lifestyle” that I have read recently. I could not agree more that wellness is clearly a conscious process which we must plan carefully for–and mindful execution is key. Most importantly, we are human and we are not perfect, so we must stay on the wellness road even if we fall sometimes. True wellness is a lifelong journey.

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thank you for the compliments on the article. Wellness is definitely a lifetime journey that takes work and commitment. Thank you for stopping by, reading my article and commenting. Have a healthy, happy, safe & blessed 4th of July weekend. Marla

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