A simple reminder to stay present.
The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential. We, as healthcare professionals may be surprised to learn wellness has been characterized into 8 categories. According to the Student Health and Counseling Service center at UC Davis, wellness is broken down into occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. (https://shcs.ucdavis.edu).
Each one of the wellness categories has the power to influence the outcomes of those individuals in our care in a perceived “positive” or “negative” way. By changing the dialogue through exercises like positive activity interventions (PAIs), we can effectively increase well-being and/or reduce negative symptoms ultimately leading to an increase in positive emotions. Simple activities like expressing gratitude, committing acts of kindness, savoring positive events, and practicing optimistic thinking can improve the happiness of the person performing them. https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/496/layous-lyubomirsky-in-press.pdf
“Yard by yard, life is hard; inch by inch, life is a cinch.” -As heard in a yoga class