There are 12 dimensions of wellness in the wellness model formulated by John W. Travis MD.
1. Self responsibility and love
8. Playing and working
11. Finding meaning
12. Transcending/spiritual living
Setting goals and implementing the plan is the next step. This step is another area where people can set themselves up for failure. Often the goals are right, but there are no steps put in place to get there. Steps can be made that are too big. Smaller steps toward the same goal are more easily obtained and followed through on than large steps. You may find there are goals you want to set in every area. That is fine. Just don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to make all the changes in all categories at once.
To be honest, I had never heard of coaching until a few years ago. I employed a life coach and it changed my life. I am now a wellness coach and I have found when I listen to my clients, they really already know the answers for them. It is just a matter of helping them be able to articulate what they are looking for and realize where it is they want to go and what is priority for them. Another thing I do as a coach is to assist my clients in prioritizing what is important to them.
When I first took a Wellness Inventory Assessment, I thought my priority was to finish releasing 30 pounds of fat I so wanting to rid myself of. When I took the assessment, what I realized was I needed to play more and breathe more. This ended up being priority for me, and until these areas were addressed, I really didn’t have myself in line to be able to concentrate on releasing that weight. Honestly when I was able to get my priorities straight, I was able to love myself just as I was. As a result of that, my self-responsibility and love balanced out, and I am now able to move more, eat better, and start releasing that fat.
Entering a new year can be exciting and full of new beginnings. Take time to find out where your priorities really are, map out where you want to go, and take small measurable goals to get there. You can get started today by taking Inventory. Contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see more information about the Wellness Inventory program at My Well Being Journey
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