Healthy Habits

6 Dimensions of Balance


Content Provided by the GBS Health & Wellness Team

August is National Wellness Month. This is the month to focus on self-care and create healthy habits and routines for a happier self. Small changes can have a big impact on one’s life. Explore ways to promote self-care such as exercising outdoors, spending time at the spa, meditating, getting the right amount of sleep, cooking healthy meals, reading, and journaling.

PhysicalPhysical activity can help boost the brain’s memory system. Try a new workout to exercise both the mind and body.

IntellectualConsider a board game or deck of cards the next time free time presents itself. Studies show that playing a game may help increase brain function.

EmotionalGood emotional balance has been shown to improve happiness and relationships. Stay emotionally balanced by experiencing feelings and avoid suppressing them.

SocialDuring times of social distancing, connect with loved ones through a phone call or video chat, or social distance outdoors to create social opportunities in a safe way. Finding social balance is important, regardless of being an introvert or an extrovert.

EnvironmentalSpending time outdoors may help improve overall health and lead to a more balanced lifestyle. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with sunscreen, and enjoy the many benefits of being outdoors.

FinancialIn times of uncertainty, finding a balance between saving and spending is even more important. Discover new ways to save while still supporting local businesses that make a big impact within communities.


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