Wellness is closely related to how we take care of ourselves, and as a result, it has a huge impact on how we prioritize the various factors in our lives. In short, if you don’t feel well, it will be very difficult for him to concentrate on other aspects of his life. To a large extent, for this reason, well-being is so intrinsically linked to other areas of life, beyond physical health.
What does wellness look like for your clients?
With almost equal percentages of attention paid to their well-being and that of their loved ones, and a desire for a balance between physical and mental health, your clients have high expectations of the representations of well-being that you propose in your creatives.
In this sense, showing authentic images of fitness-aligned lifestyles can be a powerful way to express your brand’s commitment to physical health, but as we highlighted before, it’s important to incorporate more wellness ingredients into the recipe.
Concerned About Their Financial Security
Our research shows that 58% of people are concerned about their financial security, almost on par with their physical health, and that 50% are concerned about dishonesty, highlighting that Wellness covers a wide range of topics on the minds of consumers.
The factors that come into play when it comes to feeling good, we insist, are many, and among those who consider themselves passionate about well-being, a majority places ” joy” and “goodness” at the top of their vital expectations. To navigate this nuanced visual landscape, take a look at these new collections that strike a balance between the different pillars of well-being.
Constantly Discovering Clues And Evidence
We are asked this question very often. So why is well-being important and how do we measure it? Researchers, including those at our Center, continue to investigate the factors that shape well-being.
Rather than proposing a static, scientific definition of wellness, we are constantly discovering clues and evidence about how wellness manifests itself in the mind and body. Wellness is not a static “thing,” but a set of skills that can be learned and cultivated over time, much like the process of learning to play a musical instrument or ride a bicycle.
Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds have explored the emotional well-being “technique” in a new article in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal. Read more about this study here.
Drawing on decades of research
Drawing on decades of research, we’ve identified four areas that contribute to well-being that can be trained and measured in the lab: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.
Let’s delve into these four pillars of well-being. Below, our friends at Healthy Minds Innovation, the Center’s outside non-profit affiliate, will share practices on how to promote your well-being.
It promotes better sleep
By practicing wellness, you can improve your quality of sleep. Wellness strategies such as getting regular exercise, avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bed, setting a consistent sleep schedule, and reducing stress can all lead to improved rest. When your body is relaxed and at ease, it’s easier for your mind and body to rest.
Mindfulness Activities Like Yoga And Meditation
Additionally, mindfulness activities like yoga and meditation can help lower cortisol levels, which can in turn make it easier to fall asleep. With improved sleep comes more energy, better moods, and improved overall health. Therefore, the benefits of wellness extend far beyond simply feeling good; they impact all aspects of our well-being.
How it manifests itself
Being able to identify your thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they arise, which is commonly called mindfulness
Being able to identify when you are getting distracted or operating on autopilot while doing everyday tasks like cleaning or driving
Help your clients celebrate the union
As the principles of togetherness and family are at the top of many consumers’ lists when it comes to their well-being, it is important that you echo this in your work by showcasing families, friendships, and moments of celebration.
To that end, we’ve put together a celebratory and togetherness gallery depicting groups of people enjoying real-life moments together, using candid images that have nothing to do with overly posed or overdone stock photography.
Focus on generational well-being
Our research found that generations show different levels of commitment to living their wellness principles (while only 34 % of Gen Z said they did, the figure rose to 67% among Baby Boomers).
With a focus on the latter and their way of understanding well-being, we have created this new well-being gallery that shows the lifestyles of today’s seniors. In it, you will find from collective yoga classes to celebratory dinners and much more, all so that you reflect in your projects that there is no age to feel good.
This area concerns all the knowledge and behaviors that focus on mental and psychological health in the complex society in which we live. It also includes the set of knowledge and useful behaviors to prevent addiction to drugs and alcohol, including addiction to the Internet, electronic devices, video games, and other types of dependencies.
It is related to the ability of people to know themselves and not to use tools and substances that can create harmful addictions. This also means identifying local services that help people cope with addiction, to using them when necessary.
Daily Personal Habits
Daily personal habits are very important to motivate and allow students to become active agents in promoting and caring for their well-being. Although personal hygiene is important, it is also necessary to take into account proper nutrition and how we promote healthy lifestyles. Taking care of your health also means maintaining a work rhythm that is coordinated with your natural sleep cycle.
We can summarize this SDG in three main competencies that are essential, especially for young people in our society: daily hygiene and healthy habits, safe driving, and responsible sexual behaviors. Students should promote physical and psychological well-being and recognize the limits of daily life related to mental health. In addition, it should promote safe driving, a very important skill that all young people should acquire. And finally, it is important to promote and adopt responsible sexual behaviors.