Goal Setting – The 8 dimensions of Wellness

If you want to transform your dreams and goals into reality you need to consistently and persistently align your actions with what you want in life. Otherwise, you will be wasting your time and energy for doing the wrong things that won’t give you the desired result. Make sure you know what you want from life and set goals accordingly. Of course, you don’t need to have everything figured out to the last detail in order to succeed but you need to create a clear vision for your current life and set the right goals that align with this vision.

It’s Time to Optimize every Sphere of your Life! Creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle requires putting time and effort in every sphere of your life. Because if you focus only on some of the areas of your life while completely neglecting the others you won’t be able to create the desired equilibrium. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to put the same amount of time and effort in all of them. But keep in mind that if you want to achieve a whole life performance you need to balance every segment of your life.

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

1. Emotional: Mental Health & Wellbeing

2. Physical: Physical Health & Wellbeing

3. Intellectual: Self-development

4. Social: Sense of connection & Belonging

5. Spiritual: Spirit and/or Faith

6. Financial: Wealth

7. Occupational: Self-Improvement

8. Environmental: Social Impact

Let’s go deeply into each dimension:

1. Emotional – Practice Mental Self-Care – Restore Your Mental Energy

  • Love Yourself
  • Make Yourself your Number One Priority
  • Practice Positive Thinking
  • Practice Self-Awareness
  • Trust your Intuition
  • Meditate
  • Journal
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Connect with Nature
  • Plan and Schedule Time Alone with a Purpose

2. Physical – Practice Physical Self-Care – Celebrate Your Body

  • Adopt Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Eat Mindfully (Eat food nutritionally healthy, quit processed food, prepare your food at home, drink plenty of water)
  • Treat yourself with Healthy Options (it’s not about restricting yourself but about loving yourself)

3. Intellectual – Embrace Your Uniqueness

  • Stimulate Your Brain with Reading
  • Learn a New Skill
  • Work on Side Projects to Fuel your Growth
  • Challenge the Self-Limiting Beliefs that are sabotaging your progress (Identify root-causes of your self-limiting beliefs and take the responsibility to overcome them)
  • Create a Space for the New (Take advantage of unexpected opportunities when they present themselves. Don’t let fear to block you from achieving your dreams.)
  • Cultivate your Creativity (Try new things, be an attentive listener, expand your interests, be curious, embrace your inner child)

4. Social – Find Your Tribe

  • Connect with Like-Minded People
  • Plan Quality Time with your Loved Ones
  • Stay Connected with your Friends
  • Engage Yourself in Positive & Pleasurable Social Events

5. Spiritual – Nourish Your Soul

  • Keep Self-Reflection Journal (develop self-awareness)
  • Make your Sacred Rituals
  • Apply the Law of Attraction
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Meditate
  • Listen and Honour your Intuition
  • Connect with your Inner Child
  • Practice Gratitude
  • Reconnect with Nature

6. Financial – Mindful Money Approach

  • Set Financial Goals for each month
  • Make a Realistic Budget and Stick to it
  • Divide your Expenses into different Categories and Create an effective spending plan to determine your expanses
  • Spend less than you earn
  • Create an Emergency Fund
  • Be Mindful with Shopping (Before you buy something ask yourself: Do I really need this? And act accordingly.)
  • Save your Extra Money

7. Occupational – Set Yourself Up for Successful Future

  • Prioritize, Organize and Plan your Work for better results
  • Develop your Craft
  • Learn a New Skill
  • Track your Progress
  • Respond not React (“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it”)
  • Let Go of what you Cannot Control (Journal, scream out loud, punch a pillow, cry if you need it)
  • Fix, Adjust, Change or Accept BUT quit whining
  • Face your Fears (make a list of your fears, choose one and try to overcome it)
  • Transform Challenges into Opportunities

8. Environmental – Be an Advocate for what you Believe in

  • Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Detoxify Your Life (Get rid of toxic people, use natural cosmetics, clean up your digital devices, declutter your space)
  • Reduce the Use of Plastic
  • Collect Memories, not Material Things
  • Be a Mindful Shopper (Less is More)

Track your healthy habits monthly instead of doing it every single day. This approach will take the pressure off and reduce the amount of stress associated with being “perfect”. Because No one is perfect. It’s impossible to be highly productive, in high spirits, and in perfect shape every single day. And that’s fine. It’s important to understand that developing new habits is a process. And like every other process takes time, effort and patience. You need to adapt to a new change. So be kind to yourself. Choose healthy habits that will help you to improve your life and stick to them. Be consistent, persistent and mindful.