The Wellness Wheel offers an integrated overview of human life. The balance of these life functions results in good health and wellbeing. When you look at the wheel, think of it truly as a wheel that needs equal balance all the way around to function properly.What would it be like if you had a great deal of physical health, but poor emotional health and spiritual health and you wanted the wheel to function as it should? Would the wheel be able to move smoothly?It would literally clunk and struggle to move forward. Balance is essential as you move through your grief. These domains on the wellness wheel can serve as a guide, so when things are feeling out of balance, you can reflect on the areas of your life that need more attention. With that said, perfection is not the goal. If, for example, you find yourself without a job right now or you are facing health problems, this does not mean you cannot strive for balance in other parts of your life. Remember, the goal is to take care of yourself in such a way that you have continued strength to get through each day, one day at a time.It is so common to neglect any kind of self care when you are struggling just to get through day to day life after your loss.
A perception and expectation of physical health.
The perception of being internally energized by an optimal amount of intellectually stimulating activity.
Possession of a secure self-identity and a positive sense of self-regard; also the ability to cope with and/or improve unpleasant mood states.
A positive perception of meaning and purpose in life.
A perception of having support available from family, friends, or co-workers in times of need and a perception of being a valued support provider.
The positive perception of the environment that one works and lives in.
Click here to download a checklist to be used as a reminder of some of the things you may be doing for yourself now, and some things that you can do for yourself later. You may want to add things to this list. It is nice way to have a reminder that you need to be priority to yourself as you move through the pain of grief.Resources are researched, assembled and provided by Lifebanc for personal use only.