At Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, we teach students that the health of our physical bodies, minds/emotions, and Spirit are essential to holistic wellness”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands – Laguna Hills. “Since every individual is different, identifying the areas most in need of change requires an inventory of their own current state of wellness. Below are questions designed to facilitate self-exploration. When answered honestly, these questions help students define specific goals and actionable steps for a personalized wellness plan. By sharing these questions, we hope to encourage the health enthusiasts everywhere to do the same”, she continued.
Nutrition: Do I understand my body’s nutritional needs? Does my body get the vitamins and nutrients it requires? Do I avoid processed foods and consume plenty of fruits and vegetables? If not, how can I ensure that I do better?
Exercise: Do I get regular exercise that is aerobic and improves my cardio-vascular health. Do I participate in exercises that build strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination or balance? What types of exercises do I like best? What am I willing to do to ensure my body’s physical health?
Self-Care: Do I value and care for myself proactively, or put everyone else’s needs before my own? Do I avoid ingesting toxins such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco that can harm my health? Do I receive regular medical check-ups and follow through with treatments? Do I practice safe-sex? Do I monitor my body for warning signs of disease? Do I practice forgiveness of myself & others?
Relaxation: Do I use relaxation strategies like Yoga, Tai Chi, or Massage, to regularly combat stress, relax and balance my body/mind? Do I practice any forms of meditation to help quiet my mind? Do I have a safe and quite place I can go for refuge when needed? How can I create a special, personal space for tranquility and relaxation?
Rest: Do I maintain a regular sleep and wake cycle to avoid insomnia? Do I create a dark, comfortable and cool sleep environment where I can rest undisturbed? Do I get an average of seven hours of sleep each night? Do I avoid caffeine, blue light (from electronics & TV), and other pre-bed-time agitators like personal confrontations or spicy late-night snacks?
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