The 5 Foundations of Wellbeing

⚡The 5 foundations of wellbeing are like the foundations of your home, they keep us supported and allow us to maintain of good level of our personal health and wellbeing

If one of the foundations is starting to crack and weaken it will affect the rest of the building or YOU!

It is essential that all elements of yourself are looked after and kept healthy and strong

The foundations are all interconnected – if something goes wrong with one of them the rest will suffer. If positive changes are made with one of them the rest will also flourish and be enhanced

💆🏻‍♀️ Body – this refers to your physical wellbeing. How you look after your body and manage your energy levels. So, making sure it is getting everything it needs – enough sleep, enough nutritious food, enough water and enough movement or exercise

💆🏻‍♀️ Mind – This is your mental wellbeing. How you feel day to day and cope with life in general. Like your body, your mind needs certain things to remain healthy such as, enough stimulation and enough rest. Getting the balance right between these is essential

💆🏻‍♀️ Heart – Your emotional wellbeing. This is how you understand, manage, express and release your feelings and emotions. Spending time with people that give you all the positive feels and allow you to express your tears and laughter, does amazing things for your emotional wellbeing

💆🏻‍♀️ Spirit – How you experience, connect and integrate with “a power greater than yourself”. This might be your religious beliefs, your spiritual beliefs, and can be expressed through art, prayer, spending time in nature – however you chose to recognise that there is something bigger than ‘you’

💆🏻‍♀️ Work – Relational wellbeing. The work you do, paid or unpaid. Your contribution to the world. How you relate to others around you at work, and your quality of life outside of work. This is where boundaries are needed! Taking time to focus on work but also taking time out from work to just live and enjoy your life!

💁🏻‍♀️Do you make sure every part of you is cared for?

💁🏻‍♀️What do you think you are missing in terms of self-care?

Taken from The Self Care Manual

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