Physical: Move Your Body and Don’t Eat Crap—but Don’t Diet Either
Emotional: Don’t Hide Your Feelings, Get Help When You Need It
Social: It’s Not All About Productivity; Relationships Matter, Too
Cognitive: Follow Your Interests, Do Deep-Focused Work
Spiritual: Cultivate Purpose, Be Open to Awe
Environmental: Care for Your SpaceSource: Brad Stulberg, We’ve Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Nonsense
The above is a good succinct article that very much aligns with my current philosophies, except for a few extra thoughts:
- Physical: Have a body goal (weight, size, fat-%) and work towards it through planned nutrition
- Emotional: If you’re struggling with asking for help, “Feeling Good” is a book I highly recommend picking up to help you begin your journey towards emotional/mental well-being
- Social: I’d probably put relationships over productivity
- Cognitive: EXACTLY!! This is what I am now trying to do. Massive immediate improvement in “quality of life”. Let’s see if it’s sustainable though.
- Environmental: As the author points out in his original article, both micro and macro. Micro, in that, set up your immediate environment to promote good habits or default moods. Macro, in that, try to leave the place a little better than you found it.