Wellness – an intimate and valuable experience

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Promoting Excellence & Ethics in Coaching. This is what AC stands for. The Association for Coaching® (AC) is a leading independent, and not-for-profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching, worldwide. Early this year, I had a privilege to make contribution via an article for the coaching global magazine – Coaching Perspectives. Thank you to the Editorial team Sue Stockdale & Hetty Einzig. Sharing thoughts expressed for “Redefining what wellness means in our lives”.

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Wellness is an intimate and valuable aspect of our lives. It is a day-to-day, moment-to-moment experience of the self and everything that surrounds it. Hence the common connecting question – How are you doing? And the statement confirming wellness: Hope all is well. The understanding of wellness has continued to evolve over time. As much as we are progressing in discovering the miracles and mantras of wellness, we are also exploring whether history saw healthier humans with greater vitality, vision, courage and perseverance.

Elon Musk, co-founder of electric car manufacturer Tesla, who talks about chasing wishful thinking vs. working hard for something you believe in, works standing for 80 – 100 hours a week. To some people, this may seem like a difficult task that could affect their health. To others, this is normal because they derive their well-being from working hard towards something they truly believe in, so there is no conflict of priorities. They love what they do and they do it because they love it so much. Other business tycoons like Steve Jobs of Apple, Bill Gates of Microsoft and Phil Knight of Nike exemplify this philosophy.

As in other countries, wellness in India has historically been viewed within parameters defined by external stakeholders including governing bodies, industry, and the media. A slew of experts and coaches are now working to add value to and re-define the concept of wellness, aiding people in living the most meaningful possible life. It is this revolution that will see coaching become more central to achieving overall wellness. Some of the good practices that coaches are encouraging people to incorporate into their lives to increase their wellness include:

  • Taking time for real connections and deep conversations
  • Travelling the world and integrating work and leisure
  • Developing the habit of writing a journal
  • Engaging in simple exercises or sports that resonate most with their unique style and needs
  • Increasing personal power
  • Improving listening skills to create healthy relationships
  • Living in the present

Coaching a person marks the beginning of a much larger familial, societal, national and global level change that helps people improve the quality of their life and can inspire others to do the same.

Here is the link to access April’s Issue exploring the concept of well being, suggesting that it goes well beyond current interests in fitness, nutrition and mindfulness, essential though these are for survival in our fast moving world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Neeraj Tyagi is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and co-founder of Greenlatte, a professional and personal coaching firm, based in India. She works with several organisations to help them improve business performance through coaching and consulting in a scalable and measurable manner. She is a self-published author of five books and journals. Neeraj has 18+ years of experience working with corporates across Banking, Technology, Retail, Entertainment, Financial & Industrial Sectors. www.greenlatte.co.in

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