Designed to live with wellness
Updated: May 26, 2020
Wellness can be defined as
the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
We can not rely on doctors to tell us everything about how to be healthy, or how to stay healthy, so it is up to us to take leadership in our own lives when problems occur. We have so many resources to choose from, we just need to learn how to use it effectively.
Saying that, don't start going against the suggestions of a medical professional unless you REALLY don't feel comfortable with their suggestions. By no means am I a medical professional trying to replace other advice you may have been given.
I have just chosen to be educated about my own health & wellness in a way that has empowered me to remain healthy without pharmaceuticals. I believe it's healthy to question all of the potential options especially if the only option you are offered didn't work well in the first place.
As I questioned my options and found new solutions, I learned to adopt the lifestyle doTERRA was offering to everyone who joined in. You could participate as much, as little as you liked but I couldn't stop learning once I began. Its a lifestyle of wellness, that uses preventative measures to balance and boost your overall health.
I have found success through my own experience and it's been shown in many other wellness advocates around the world. There is no doubt that doTERRA is successful in providing individuals with wellness by supporting their needs for a quality product, providing financial freedoms where needed, and a share a truly loving community with the world.
doTERRA has created these wellness steps that you can follow if you'd like to adopt a more proactive approach to your health.
1. Are you eating right? Everything we put into our system, and I mean EVERYTHING will have an effect on our body. Consider your sugars, fats, proteins, and greens. Are you eating a balanced diet that is correct for you?
2. Do you exercise? This doesn't need to be a 2-hour commitment at the gym. In fact, I believe that if you walk your dog twice a day for 30 mins each walk, that's considered exercise. If your goal is to lose weight, gain strength, or more, you are likely going to need more activity.
3. Do you get adequate rest and manage your stress? Sleep is an important factor to your healing process, just as important as eating right! If you arent sleeping properly, your body isn't resting and it will not function well in other departments, putting you at risk for other complications. I'm sure many of us already know this.
4. Are you aware of your toxic load? Do you know all the chemicals you use in your house, on your body, and in your diet? Many products contain phthalates, sulfates, BPA, BPB, fire retardant, graphites, iron, aluminum, mercury.....you get the point. I'm not saying go nuts, just be aware and do your research.
This is the final leg of managing a healthy lifestyle.
Now, we can manage healthcare
5. Are you up to date on your health? Have you ignored a small pain that has now progressed into something much worse? Understanding your body's signals as they happen will help you to identify what you need to correct sooner.
For myself, being informed was going to therapy and having a mental health diagnosis made. Turns out, I have bipolar disorder II, and understanding that makes the world of a difference when it comes to my diet, my exercise needed, my rest needed and my toxic load.
This is an important moment in your life, as you change your lifestyle and your habits to truly meet your health needs.
6. Proactive medical care. This is the final piece to your pyramid, tying in everything you've learned about yourself and your needs, and proactively working with them towards improvement. You have completed the steps of wellness, and although you will still have rough days (we all do), you are making a proactive choice to feel better and this will benefit you for the rest of your life.
Do you want to know how to follow the steps of wellness?
Reach out and allow me to guide you through the steps until you see your own success.