Physical Well-Being

2 BODY – Physical Well-Being

The second level of well-being relates to BODY and provides the foundation on which we build our personal well-being.

Physical Well-Being is three dimensional:

  • Body
  • Mind
  • Spirit

Physical Well-being can be defined as:

  • Looking good
  • Plenty of energy
  • Aging well
  • Good mood

Physical Well-Being can be maintained by good habits:

  • Sleep well 7 to 8 hours
  • Meditate 20 minutes a day
  • Exercise 20 minutes a day
  • Sunshine, being outdoors
  • Earthing, direct contact with the ground
  • Steam / Sauna
  • Plant Based Diet
  • Drink plenty of water

And by avoiding bad habits:

  • sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time
  • eating after 7 pm
  • taking in harmful substances

Physical well-being relates to procreation and the inner drive to find a mate and have a family.  This also relates to the motivation to find creative ways to set up a home where the family can safely bring the next generation into the world and raise them to take responsibility for it.

Eastern religions refer to this element of well-being as the “sacral chakra.”

  • reproduction
  • healthy sexuality
  • creativity
  • productivity
  • pleasure
  • joy
  • empathy

The story of procreation is the story of physical health.  Joy and pleasure surround each stage; birthing, parenting and providing. Our productivity each day is inspired by the need to provide for the family we have produced.

When we cook, bake, or garden, we are creating. Any time we take raw materials and transform them into something new we are using our creative energy in a way that satisfies our need to produce.

  • having children
  • producing food
  • building a home
  • making a product

DISCUSSION QUESTION:

How important is self-care when reaching for well-being?

Please leave your comments below.

3 Comments

  1. Self care is very important because the way you treat yourself will possibly have an effect on friends and family. An ficticious example would be a gamer named Dank that plays Dark Souls 3 non-stop along with Overwatch. Dank never spends time with family or goes outside. Obviously he isn’t caring for himself at all. Of course, Dank doesn’t care. The people Dank are affecting are his family and friends, because he is so addicted to dominating his oponents in Overwatch and completing quests in Dark Souls 3.
    In conclusion, self care is very important because spending more time playing video games than spending time with friends and family not only impacts your body, but prevents you from getting to the next level, which is Family Well-Being.

  2. Self care is always important for everything I do. I can see the benefits in the people around me who eat well, get exercise, and are in control of their minds. Caring for myself gives me energy, motivation, and something to work towards, since there’s always more I can do. Having the benefits of self care makes it easier to have the benefits of other parts of well-being since it makes my physical, mental, and spiritual boundaries larger, allowing me to do more and reach for more than if I didn’t care for myself.

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