Health is a state of mind, wellness is a state of being.

Holistic well-being includes body, mind, social, and spirit. The human body is interconnected; our physical body depends on our mental state and vice versa. Your social support influences your mental well-being. 

Let’s understand this better. Think about the last time you fell sick. You would have noticed your body feeling tired, exhausted, and feeling weak, this is because of your body trying to fight back the infection. Do you recollect what went on in your mind? Your mind will have more negative thoughts and you are likely to feel overwhelmed, worried, drained, etc. Now think about the time when you were unwell and had no one to take care of you. Those times you would have felt more ill than you did when you had someone taking care of you. 

Everything is interconnected. What you think, you start to feel. What you do (or don’t do) affects your thoughts. Therefore, we need to approach our well-being from a holistic perspective.