MAKING WELLNESS A PRIORITY
Prevention has partnered with the Global Wellness Institute on The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease. Our goal is to encourage people and organizations worldwide to participate in the wellness mindsets and behaviors that can lead to a healthier world. Here’s how you can join the cause this month.
When wellness is central to our being, we inspire others to be well too.To act as a leader who can cause a ripple effect of wellness, think of this month’s theme in two ways:
INCLUDE MORE OF YOURSELF:
Think about what’s happening in all areas of your life—emotional, social, financial, vocational, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental—and ask yourself, In this phase of my life, which dimensions am I caring for and which need more attention? The exercise at right can also help you figure out ways to expand your idea of wellness to incorporate all aspects of your life, going beyond the obvious (though important) things like sleep and nutrition. “As you include more of yourself in your wellness journey, you will discover a deeper level of joy, well-being, and purpose,” says Jeffrey Abramson, who is a partner in theTower Companies, a leader in sustainable building that works with the Global Wellness Institute.
INCLUDE OTHERS YOU CARE ABOUT:
It is up to everyone—every person, every family, and every institution—to make wellness a priority. When we do, we reduce our risks of chronic illness and overstress. And at the same time, we put ourselves on a path to better health, sustainable energy and productivity, and happiness. So try shifting your mindset from “me” to “we.” Do the Focus on Wellness exercise with a circle of friends or neighbors, your team at work, or members of your family. By creating a wellness moonshot you all share, you will generate enduring bonds through your shared intentions to be well, and you’ll be sources of positive support and well-being for one another.