A wellness plan is geared toward achieving overall health in all facets of your life. It’s a multi-dimensional look at your well-being. Wellness is defined by Merriam-Webster as the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal (lifestyles that promote wellness). A wellness plan takes into consideration your mental, physical, spiritual, financial, professional, intellectual and environmental health.
When creating a plan for your health for an assisting living, for example in the Aegis Living of Dana Point, you will need to assess each area of your life to determine what your goals are. Asking yourself a few key questions can help you discover opportunities for an improved quality of life and create goals accordingly.
Physical health includes your medical wellness, your fitness levels, your sleeping patterns and your recreational activities.
What are your fitness goals?
Are you at a healthy weight?
Do you smoke, drink to excess, or take recreational drugs?
Do you get adequate amounts of sleep?
Nutritional health questions to take into consideration.
Do your nutritional habits support your lifestyle?
Do you eat plenty of whole foods, vegetables, and fruits?
Do you drink enough water?
Mental wellness includes how you deal with stress and how you manage your emotions.
What emotions do you feel most often and how do you cope with them?
Are you able to let little things go or do you dwell on them?
Do you feel overwhelmed by occurrences in your life?