‘W’ is for Wellbeing – A Holistic approach to health


Wellbeing – what does it mean? ‘The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy’

Throughout the 26 Day A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, there has been a constant theme of total wellness and wellbeing.  Being healthy is not just health in the physical sense, but we also need to take care of our mental health and spiritual health.

Total wellbeing is a stable state, a feeling of being comfortable within and having a sense of belonging.  People who have achieved this state, have the ability to adapt to change and have a sense of purpose in life.  They set realistic goals and make the most of their leisure time.

Your overall health is affected by every aspect of your life.  It can be affected by:

  • Relationships
  • Fitness
  • The types of food choices
  • Good Balance between work and leisure
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Financial security

Whilst financial security is important, wealth does not necessarily mean you achieve total wellbeing.  Working long hours to become financially secure, usually means that time with partner, family and friends is sacrificed.

How to achieve total wellbeing?

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and friendships
  • Eat healthy and nutritious foods
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Set realistic goals
  • Find enjoyment in your work
  • Be involved – join a social group, volunteer
  • Keep learning and extending your brain
  • Be grateful
  • Make each day count

Click here to test your wellbeing at The Australian Unity website

Examine your results and see where you could improve your life to achieve a healthy and happy body, mind and soul.

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18 thoughts on “‘W’ is for Wellbeing – A Holistic approach to health

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh I wondered if anyone would take the test. I did and yes I can improve although didn’t do too badly. Yes we don’t have long to go I think I’m going to miss it!

  1. Jeffrey Scott

    I so agree about the wealth aspect. The only thing money does is make us feel more financial secure. Feeling secure in other ways will allude us if we rely solely on wealth. Like anything else, we need balance. A happy family life, A happy (enough) work environment, satisfying leisure time, in addition to good health.

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Liz! Yes you really are Sizzling and we are around the same age. I haven’t tried Transcendental Meditation but might try it after your recommendation. Thank you for stopping by and hope you visit again.

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    those pointers for achieving total well being are so do-able Sue and I think we to include them all – if we’re unhappy or not actioning any of them then we risk that pulling our happiness down. I did the test and rated about the average so I feel quite well rounded 🙂

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It isn’t really that hard Leanne is it. It is all just part of making a healthy lifestyle and finding balance to enjoy life.

  3. Michele

    Great tips for achieving true well-being for the whole person! Body, mind and spirit — all are equally important and should be pampered on a regular basis.

    Great series!

    Stop by my place if you get a chance. Would love to have you there,
    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Michele thanks so much for your positive comment and yes I will be over to visit. Have a great day and I’m glad you enjoyed the series.

  4. Erica

    I completely agree with your post and aim to develop whole health. So much goes into being a whole, we often focus on disease or food and forget the whole realm of living a full life.

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks for stopping by with your comment Erica! I think sometimes people hear the word holistic and it conjures up an alternative lifestyle which they don’t think they will feel comfortable with. In reality it is just taking care of the WHOLE YOU! Have a beautiful day!

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Way to go, Terri! I think it is all at that activity and windsurfing that you do that keeps you happy and healthy. The AtoZ challenge certainly has been a challenge but it has been great to extend myself and also having a theme made it much easier. Have a lovely day!

  5. Debbie Rodrigues

    You know I’m all about a holistic approach to life, Sue. It was not by chance that I decided to dedicate my life and career to it.
    We are so much more than what meets the eyes…
    Great article!

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes you are a role model Debbie I am always learning from you. Have a great day and it means a lot to me that you enjoyed the post.


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