Whiskey, Wellness, and Wisdom

with Matthew Bachman

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What are the different types of wellness? Some people might think that there is only one type of wellness, but this is not the case. There are many different types of wellness, and each person’s version of wellness will be unique. So read on if you want to learn more about this important topic!

Physical Wellness

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This is my favorite type of wellness because – for the most part – it’s the one that we have the most control over. Physical wellness is all about taking care of our bodies. This includes things like maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious foods, and getting enough exercise. It also includes getting regular check-ups with our doctors and dentists.

When we are physically well, our bodies are able to function at their best. We have more energy, we feel better, and we are able to do more. Physical wellness is important for everyone, but it is especially important as we get older.

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“And then they said, ‘We were gonna get old one day!'”
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Endorphins are hormones that are released by the pituitary gland in response to pain or stress. They act as natural painkillers and can also produce a feeling of euphoria. Endorphins can be released through exercise, laughter, and even sex.

Our moods are heavily influenced by our physical wellbeing. When we are physically healthy, we tend to feel happier and less stressed.

Mental Wellness

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Mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness, but it’s often overlooked. Mental wellness includes things like managing stress, getting enough sleep, and finding ways to relax and unwind. It also includes staying positive and having a good support system.

Mental wellness is important because it helps us to stay focused, productive, and motivated. It also helps us to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way.

When our mental health is not where we want it to be, we may find ourselves feeling down, anxious, or stressed. We may also have trouble sleeping, concentrating, or making decisions. If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important to seek help from a qualified professional.

There are many ways to improve our mental wellness. Some people find that therapy or counseling can be helpful. Others find that meditation or yoga works well for them.

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I know I’d feel pretty mentally well if I could do this.
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Emotional Wellness

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Emotional wellness is about managing our emotions in a healthy way. This means being able to express our feelings in a constructive way, setting boundaries, and knowing when to ask for help.

It’s normal to feel sad, angry, or scared sometimes. But it’s important to know how to deal with these emotions in a healthy way. When we don’t manage our emotions well, they can lead to problems like anxiety and depression.

One way to improve our emotional wellness is by practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and observing our thoughts and feelings without judgment. It can be helpful to meditate or do yoga as a way to focus on the present moment.

There are many other things that you can do to improve your emotional wellness. Talk to a friend or family member about what you’re going through, read self-help books, or see a therapist.

Social Wellness

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This is probably my least favorite form of wellness. As a writer/introvert, I tend to be reclusive and let this one slack off quite a bit.

Social wellness is about having positive and healthy relationships. This includes our family, friends, and co-workers. It also includes our relationship with ourselves.

When we have positive social relationships, we feel supported, loved, and appreciated. We also feel like we belong to something larger than ourselves. This can help us to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way.

There are many things that you can do to improve your social wellness. Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself, reach out to old friends, or join a club or organization. You can also volunteer your time to help others.

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Like volunterring to get everybody’s drink when you’re gabout to grab your 15th rum and Coke for the night.
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Spiritual Wellness

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Who doesn’t need some spiritualism in their life?

Spiritual wellness is about finding meaning and purpose in our lives. It’s about connecting with something larger than ourselves. For some people, this is a religious or spiritual belief system. For others, it may be nature, art, or their community.

When we feel spiritually well, we feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. We also feel like our lives have purpose and meaning. This can help us to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way.

There are many things that you can do to improve your spiritual wellness. Find a quiet place to reflect on your life and what is important to you. Spend time in nature, connect with friends and family, or get involved in your community. You can also read books or listen to music that inspires you.

Environmental Wellness

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Environmental wellness is about taking care of the world around us. It’s about conserving resources, protecting wildlife, and promoting sustainability.

When we practice environmental wellness, we feel like we are a part of something larger than ourselves. We also feel like we are doing our part to protect the planet. This can help us to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way.

There are many things that you can do to improve your environmental wellness. Recycle, compost, or donate items that you no longer need. Volunteer for a local cleanup day or plant a tree. You can also reduce your energy consumption by carpooling, biking, or using public transportation.

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“Holy shit! Does walking three blocks to the store instead of driving ever take a toll on you!”
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Financial Wellness

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Now, I’ve got a business degree, so it should be obvious to the initiated that I am all about that green piece of paper we use to pay our bills.

Financial wellness is about managing our money in a way that meets our needs and helps us to achieve our financial goals. It’s about creating a budget, saving money, and investing in our future.

When we practice financial wellness, we feel like we are in control of our finances. We also feel like we are doing our part to secure our financial future. This can help us to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way.

There are many things that you can do to improve your financial wellness. Create a budget, save money, pay off debt, and invest in your future. You can also learn about personal finance and investing so that you can make informed decisions about your money.

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“If only there was a way for me to know I didn’t need that I didn’t need 300 different pairs of Air Jordan’s.”
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Conclusion

Wellness is about much more than just physical health. It’s about our emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing. There are many things that we can do to improve our wellness. By taking care of ourselves and the world around us, we can lead happier, healthier lives.

What are some things that you do to improve your wellness? Share in the comments below! And don’t forget to subscribe to receive new posts straight to your inbox. Thanks for reading!

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