In a previous blog, we outlined holistic health and how this lifestyle offers a unique approach toward achieving wholeness. With the new year underway, many people are focused on personal well-being. As such, we wanted to revisit the energy of holistic wellness and provide another pathway to consider on your mental health journey.
Holistic = Whole-istic
The term “holistic” means of or relating to holism, which refers to studies or treatment methods that involve whole systems rather than individual segments of them. For instance, holistic medicine aims to treat a person as a whole – mind, body, and spirit – whereas traditional methods merely address specific symptoms or diseases.
Holistic wellness is like a puzzle. Each piece matters equally, and all the pieces must be present for the puzzle to be complete – and whole.
Because each person is different, the means for their healing also differs. Holistic wellness is an ever-evolving process in tune with an individual’s mind, body, and spirit. What works for one person may not work for another, so finding that balance is important to prepare for genuine healing.
Essential components of holistic living rely on making the healthiest decisions for your overall wellness. Try to look beyond what may be deemed right or wrong and discover the healthy habits that provide the very best for your unique life.
To move toward holistic wellness, learn to focus on:
Find that silver lining no matter the circumstance. Some days are better than others, but even dark moments offer a glimmer of hope.
Be mindful of and enjoy the moment. See things objectively in the here and now without thinking about what the future may bring or what the past has delivered.
Be aware of your surroundings. The more you learn from both good and bad experiences, the more you can grow.
Listen to your body. Understand its abilities and tap into its potential. Use meditation to relax away stress and develop a unity with the things and the space around you.
Keep moving. Include exercise and movement in your everyday activities. A body in motion builds strength, endurance, and courage.
Eat well. A diet rich in whole foods will help keep your body strong and healthy. Limit processed foods and be aware of what’s going into each meal.
Maintain healthy, positive relationships. Negativity promotes stress, so don’t even bother with those who harbor anger or pessimism. Life is too short to be angry all the time.
Know your limitations and set boundaries on doing too much. Move on from things – and people – you no longer need and revel in the new energy from letting go.
Allow yourself to grow through change. Take things one step at a time, adapting along the way.
Discover encouragement from others who are also seeking holistic wellness. Connecting with those who share your enthusiasm may help you find direction and maintain your path to a holistic health.
Holistic Health at Calli Institute
Each person’s mind, body, and spirit are unique and interwoven with the influences of their environment. We at The Calli Institute recognize this and take an individualized approach toward getting to know the whole you, so that we can better understand your holistic wellness goals. Reach out today to learn more about our natural healing options.