Self improvement through a deep health. Pt. 1

If you have read my previous blog on work life balance, you will understand my journey. In this blog, I want to deepen your understanding about the deep health approach. Deep health means that you approach your life from a wholesome perspective. So when you feel uneasy, you do not focus solely on the pain alone but begin to question yourself about how you feel generally, what might have led to that pain. We have different areas in our life that significantly affect the way we live and the quality of life that we have. These areas could be sectioned under 6 dimensions;  our physical, our mental, our emotional, our social, our environmental and our existential. In this blog, I will expand more on 3 of these dimensions.

Lets stay with our physical here – deep health

This is easy, you might think because you can touch and feel it right now, right? Well, some of us believe that our physical body is a machine that does not need any special care apart from daily hygiene routines and any food that seems extremely yummy! Hell no, every single day, our body needs 3 very important things that if it is deprived of them, it pushes back hard in the form of pain and illness. If our Bodies push back really hard after a long warning through body cues and signs, you might end up needing medical attention and therefore close your business for weeks. That could put a hole in your pocket! We do not want that.

So let’s understand thes 3 vital things we should give our bodies regularly. Our bodies need powerful nutrition, purposeful movement and quality recovery. In upcoming videos on my Youtube channel and in future blogs, I will explain so much about these 3 must dos deep health approach – Movement (Exercise), recovery (detox and sleep) and nutrition (Nutrient density and meal habits).

Lets touch our mental state – deep health

Wao, this is a huge one my dear. In some communities it is even still a taboo to talk about this. But our fast lifestyle today makes it inevitable. Anxiety, depression, consistent fatigue are just a few issues we in the 21st century deal with. But here is the catch. Our mental state is strongly connected to our physical body. You can literally eat your way out of depression and move your way out of anxiety. More practical tips coming up on my Youtube channel and in my blogs where I share details. A tip,purposeful movement changes the molecular state of your body. So when you feel locked up in a depressive mood, you feel like you can’t breathe due to high work load. Go outside. Move!

Emotional state in deep health

We all feel diverse ranges of emotions, depending on our lifestyle, the people we surround ourselves with as well as what information we choose to consume. Also, how we interpret the experiences we have affects the emotions we generate. You could be a calm, hopeful and positive person but still be exposed to information that can trigger worry, negativity because you are human. Cut yourself some slack, here!

However, emotions changed the state of our body. Our neurons get active. Our hormones change. Consistent exposure to negative emotions can result in a stressor. When we experience stress, our bodies release hormones which coil sleep us in an unbalanced state. The truth is that this is normal. The issue is when it becomes our regular experience – negative emotions, stress, unbalance state.

The Goal is to always get back to a balanced state. Experts call this state homeostasis. Have you not seen people trying to lose weight and get on a diet, but lose nothing? So in my next blog, I will complete the remaining 3 dimensions.

3 Key take away in this blog
  1. These  6 key – physical body, our mental, emotional, social, environmental and existential, aspect of our being are interconnected.
  2. No one-size-fits-all. Sorry! But I am here to help you develop your unique plan.
  3. The goal is to get back to homeostasis using a deep health aproach.

That was it on this blog episode. I hope you got some useful tips out of it and now begin to understand the deep health approach. Yes, more free training and videos on this topic will be out this month on YouTube. Not to miss out,  subscribe and turn on the notification on Youtube. It would be nice if you follow me on instagram as I share daily strategies and personal fun stuff. I am on facebook as well but to get it all in one place, subscribe to my free newsletter. Drop your comments, questions, feedback beneath using the comment section and I will be happy to answer your questions in my next video or blog.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!



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I am Joana, a Nigerian-born Austrian-based entrepreneur and activist. Founded Joadre in 2012 and continue to develop content to engage and empower African SMEs.

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