How to Improve Your Personal Wellness: Guidelines and Resources
Sections of This Topic Include
What Has Personal Wellness Got to Do With Managing?
What is Personal Wellness?
Take a Personal Wellness Inventory
Develop Your Personal Wellness Plan
Various Perspectives on Wellness
Numerous Additional Resources Related to Personal Wellness
Start an Informal Study and Support Group to Help You
There is an old adage that “You can’t lead anyone else unless you first
can lead yourself.” If you are struggling personally — physically, emotionally,
spiritually or mentally — then you cannot give your full attention and energy
to your job. Instead, much of your being is spent on taking care of yourself,
whether you are aware of it or not. That is why many organizations are offering
courses in well-being as part of their overall support to their employees.
There are many aspects to personal wellness. Fortunately, there are also many
guidelines and resources to help you in your own development. Research shows
it is most effective to develop a personal wellness plan and then get help to
implement the plan.
People used to consider wellness to be just the absence of physical illness.
However, as we have learned more about the many other aspects that can affect
our happiness, joy and meaning in our lives, that definition has changed. The
Institute writes ” … there appears to be general agreement that:
- Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving
- Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental
and spiritual well-being, and the environment
- Wellness is positive and affirming”
The Institute specifies that there are six dimensions to wellness including:
The Institute advocates a holistic approach to improving one’s well being.
Before developing a wellness plan, it is useful to get some “objective”
perspective on the condition of your personal wellness. You might take one or
both of the following private tests.
What did you learn about your wellness? What do you want to do about it? It
helps to list your goals in a personal wellness plan. Consider the guidelines
and samples in the following sections.
You might start with the guidelines in the following articles.
How to Create a Wellness
to Make a Wellness Plan You’ll Actually Follow
Your Personal Health Plan
If you are interested in getting an even broader context about well-being,
here is a comprehensive manual to follow.
Health Plan Manual
Sample Wellness Plans
Now you might list some of the aspects of your well-being that you want to
improve into an overall plan. Consider the following examples.
Various Perspectives on Wellness
Here are some additional perspectives on well-being — some focus more narrowly
on certain aspects, while others are more broad.
New Managers and Supervisors to Manage Themselves
to Stop Being a Victim of Your Own Life
Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace
and Morals, Guidelines for Living – Psychological Self-Help
– Table of Contents
Self Improvement Online
Alcohol Abuse – Free HR Employment Policy for download
Tip – How to Say “No”
to Handle Dying or Life-Changing Illness
Each of the following Library topics includes numerous resources in specific
aspects of well-being.
and Inspiring Yourself
It is often not enough merely to get some advice about what you should do in
order to improve yourself. Otherwise, a lot of us who have needed to lose some
weight would have already done that. For example, we already knew that we needed
to cut back on calories and do more exercise.
Instead, it helps greatly for us to have some ongoing support and accountabilities
to actually apply the advice that we are given. You can start an informal support
group by gathering at least two other people who want to improve some aspect
of themselves. Here are time-tested, straightforward guidelines for doing that.
to Start Your Own Study and Support Group
Learn More in the Library’s Blogs Related to Personal Wellness
In addition to the articles on this current page, also see the following blogs
that have posts related to Personal Wellness. Scan down the blog’s page to see
various posts. Also see the section “Recent Blog Posts” in the sidebar
of the blog or click on “next” near the bottom of a post in the blog.
The blog also links to numerous free related resources.
For the Category of Personal Wellness:
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