Source | www.huffingtonpost.com : By Partha Iyengar
Wellness is “A conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.”
– The National Wellness Institute
According to UC Davis, Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
The Eight Dimensions of Wellness:
Why Wellness Matters
UC Davis defines ‘Wellness Matters’ as ‘Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions’.
We know that 90% of our decision making process is influenced by our emotions. The rest 10% contributes to logical influence in our decision making process. It is imperative that we focus on emotional well-being as it affects physical, financial and other aspects of our lives.
Today more than ever before the need of the hour is help employees to attain holistic wellness by learning new skill sets to cope with the challenges and adapt to new realities in their lives. The automation process has already begun with the advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Drone, Augmented Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality that will reduce significant number of employees . This will involve many corporations letting go of their employees in hundreds and thousands while at the same time they will need to minimize the impact and help employees overcome many or some of the life transitions; job loss, financial stress, physical stress, emotional stress, strained relationships which will lead them to feel angry and unhappy about their employers. We believe that a continuous learning and development program to support employees to transition and transform through upskilling, reskilling and unlearning will help them prepare to be more resilient and feel confident about their futures. It turns out that the approach of caring helps in better relationships between the employer and employees by retaining or improving the corporation’s branding and culture.