How I Define Wellness As An Active State Of Bettering

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I define wellness as being in an active state of bettering, or at least maintaining, one’s own physical, mental, emotional, and, in some cases, spiritual health. For me, wellness is an ongoing struggle. It tends to change depending on my current work/school load; when my work load is less I tend to make more of an effort, but once my responsibilities increase I will often slack off in my pursuit of wellness. Of course, other factors outside of school/work have an effect on my wellness goals as well. Some of these may be within my control, while others may not be. For example, I notice that when I’m home in Louisiana, I tend to eat a lot more than I do while I’m here in Kansas. Part of the reason for that is due to the influence of family members/friends wanting to spend time with me and “go grab a bite to eat”, but some of it is also due to the culture of south Louisiana. The area that I am from is known for (and prides itself in) having very good food, none of which is accessible to me up here in Kansas unless I attempt to make it myself. When I go home I tend to frequent my favorite restaurants too often and eat too much off the menu than what I normally would, regardless of what would be considered a healthy serving size. Time required to complete school assignments is another struggle that often hampers my drive towards wellness. I tend to go through spurts where I do a very good job of staying on top of my diet and exercise routine along with school, but then something

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