There are many different ways to achieve a happy and content lifestyle. There are many factors that play an important part – healthy self-esteem, physical integrity, stress management and a healthy diet & life-style in general. A person who is able to integrate those factors will feel good – mind, body and soul. The wellbeing of ones spirit, as we will shed a light on just that is one of the most undervalued feelings; neither the less one of the most important ones.
Self-confidence through success
An inferiority complex can often not compensated by success, but success can boost self-confidence. Feelings like pride, appreciation and a sense of value thus increases personal fortunes as well. Above all, success in private life and not only in the professional field, results directly in happiness. People who have successful relationships can develop close friendships and also improve their family lives. Success in particular hobbies e.g. sports or club activities, also increases self-awareness and thus one’s own well-being.
Realising the potentials
Professional success plays an important role, one way or another, when it comes to spiritual wellbeing. Achieving something good at work makes one feel proud, valued, and at the same time improves the person’s self-confidence. The key however is to balance work and social life. it is important to understand not to neglect one or the other. Too much work, even if one doesn’t mind and feels happy about it, will result in a less healthy social environment, e.g. family life, relationships, being with friends, and so on. The most effective way of success is therefore the kind of success that everyone has defined for himself/herself as desirable – be it in the area of love, friendship, personal development, or own passions.
Physical integrity as a condition of wellbeing
Body, mind and soul are interconnected. This finding is not only scientifically proven, but it can be supported by each individual through their own experiences. People with mental health problems often notice physical side effects, such as headaches, digestive problems, skin rashes or insomnia. However, not only mental states influence the physical well-being. Physical health is essential for the mental or spiritual wellbeing as well. Not without reason, in 1948 the World Health Organization put a definition of health as a perfect physical, spiritual and social balance.
Recognizing the first signs of stress
When a person is under too much stress, the body sends warning signals, which can negatively impact the psyche. People who constantly suffer from headaches, an upset stomach or a general malaise, they should not disregard those signs! Stress is a form of an illness, a serious one. It can lead directly top chronic diseases or even a dangerous emotional state – fear of worsening of the disease, death, loneliness, problems in daily life or the shame of admitting stress. Stress also can lead to mental disorders such as panic attacks, insomnia or serious depression. Body and the mind are in a constant process of interaction, which can aggravate the situation even more. Therefore, signs of stress should not be disregarded as small glitches or a temporary burn-out; a consultation with a health professional is strongly recommended.
A healthy body includes a healthy mind
The acknowledgment of the integrity of the body as an important prerequisite for balance and spiritual stability should result in healthy and balanced lifestyle and diet. A healthy diet, regular exercise, personal hygiene and the rational use of stimulants, such as alcohol, tobacco etc. do not only lead to physical fitness and promote a long healthy life, but also enhance the general wellbeing: You feel more balanced, more relaxed, stress-resistant and able to tackle problems at work or home much better.