Moving into Wellness
By: Bharti Varma
Holistic Facilitator and Corporate Trainer
Wellness is a popular term we hear and speak about in every other conversation these days. A lot is written and discussed about wellness too, but what does it really mean? There are many ways to describe this concept and no right or wrong explanation, but I will share with you how I look at and experience wellness in my life.
Wellness is more than counting calories or going to the gym. It is a beautiful space that moves you into a state of balance – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. To experience wellness in and around you, it is important become aware of oneself.
Begin by observing your thoughts and actions for a period of time; not to change or judge yourself, but simply to understand where you stand in your current space. Once you are aware and acknowledge your existing patterns of thoughts and habits, use your emotional scale as an inner guide to scale or categorise your experiences on a daily basis under simple feelings of joy, sadness, anger, excitement, love, hate and so on.
Becoming aware of your emotional grid gives you the power and choice to shift yourself from dense emotions like fear or anger to joy love by focusing on good feelings, thus arresting the negative feelings in early stages.
The formula is simple, but you need to stay committed to honoring and accepting your feelings on an ongoing basis without judgment and be willing to shift any low feeling to a high vibrating one as soon as you catch your emotional metre dipping!
Create your own customised feel-good list which will keep you aligned to feelings of joy and love. You can start by listing all those things that bring a smile to your face and keep your emotions light. Include everything in the list from spending time with family or pets to cooking, meditating, cycling, swimming, dancing, writing in your journal, the list can go on, and spend mindful time every day doing a few things that are on the list.
Whenever your emotional metre experiences are low or dip, simply choose something that is on your list to gently and naturally lift your emotions. As you do this regularly, you will begin to feel the balance and wellness in every sphere, experience and relationship in life and begin to soar!