You hear alot the word “Holistic” and “Wellness” on social media or the internet, but what exactly does it all mean?
I know you might instantly think of herbs, smudging or incense, alternative meditations, aromatherapy, and so on when you hear the word Holistic.
BUT, Holistic actually means addressing a person as a “WHOLE”….physically, emotionally, socially, and their well-being. Looking beyond one thing like just exercise or just nutrition but focusing on the Whole Person’s mind, body, & soul, taking every aspect of a person’s life into account in order to find a place of healing, balance, and positive energy. (1)
AND Wellness means the state of being in good health, especially the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.
Wellness focuses on you mentally, physically, socially, spiritually, emotionally, environmentally, and existentially. When one dimension of our well-being is out of balance, the other dimensions are affected. (2)
Why is this important? If you just focus on working out or exercising and maybe start a diet you saw online, you are not working on Yourself as a WHOLE, making sure to promote a balance in factors such as your lifestyle, mental health, sleep habits, recovery, stress level and so much more.
For example, you could be doing that cleanse you saw someone promoting online and doing your BootCamp workouts to make sure you burn that fat you desire, BUT you may be suffering from lack of sleep or insomnia, or your hormones have gotten out of balanced, OR your stress levels at work have increased, leading your cortisol levels up.
Guess what? That cleanse and BootCamp will not get you the results you are looking for and actually could lead up to the opposite of what you are trying to achieve because you were not working on yourself as a whole and keeping all aspects of your Wellness in harmony.
As you can see, Holistic and Wellness are similar as they are both focusing on more than one thing. Holistic wellness promotes wellness in all areas of life and strives to bring a person’s mind, body, environment, and spirit into balance. (3)
We tend to have blinders on and just focus on one or two things in our Health, which typically is losing weight or eating better so that we don’t look deep into the root cause of what is going on as a WHOLE within our bodies, minds, and soul.
You want to keep a synergy with your body. Start listening to your body, writing down, and taking note of everything that is going on in your life to make sure you are not overlooking certain dimensions within your Health & Wellness.
So, don’t forget to work on your stress management, or sleep, recovery or self-care, healthy habits, or mental health when you are working on your goals for 2023.
At Erin Wheless Wellness, I work with you in a complete Holistic Wellness approach to provide a customized program for you that gives you precisely what you need when you need it and helps you reach your goals, no matter how those needs may change. I work with you one-on-one, coaching you in health, nutrition, healthy habits + mindset, and fitness wrapped all in one excellent package. All of these elements work in perfect harmony. Whether you seek sleep and stress management guidance, better nutrition or lifestyle choices, get healthier overall, or improve your fitness or recovery, I’ve got you covered. I believe in coaching the body and the mind from the inside out to help you become a healthier, happier, and better version of yourself.
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