JESSA OLSON WELLNESS: Jessa Olson Wellness



Friday, February 26, 2021

Jessa Olson Wellness

 What is Wellness? 

When I was relaunching my blog, I wanted it to be something fitness related but I didn't want to use the word fitness because I'll write about much more than that. When I think of fitness, I think most of workouts and working out. When I work with people, I want to be part of their whole life not only their "healthy" part. If you really think about it, most of our fitness goals have something to do with our everyday life. 

When I think of wellness, I think of the whole body. I think of everything in our life goes into the overall wellness of our life. According to Pfizer definition, wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so instead of just surviving, you're thriving. My personal definition, is your body. As cheesy as it sounds: Mind, Body, and Soul. Wellness is everything we do that makes us happy and most importantly us. 

I was thinking about changing the name of this blog because I got inside my own head that I couldn't write about everything. There is so much more to me than being a trainer, and I want to showcase that here. Then I went back to what is wellness to me. It's everything I do! I am going to show you everything I do on how I take care of myself. Hopefully some of it works for you. If not, you can find what makes you be in a better space. 

I think so many times we let things from the outside take too much of ourselves. I tried to fit myself into this little box of only writing about fitness and wellness. I overthought it and paralyzed myself into not writing because it wasn't about this one topic. It's so frustrating because I overthought it for so long until it just made sense to me. I think about it all the time too when I am working with clients, and I see them get in their own head to go back to their why/motivation/purpose, etc. Yet it took me so long to go back to why wellness. What does wellness mean to me?

I also get in my own head about blogging. I have been blogging/writing for a while. I usually stop when move to a new job. My planning for this space takes a back seat when we are planning moves. Our moves have usually been cross country. I take too much advice from other bloggers that I have to x,y,z done before I should be writing. NO! I love to write, and I want to get my thoughts out there. It's the perfectionist in me that usually stops me before I get started. 

I am so excited that I broke through these barriers, and got outside of myself. I have let myself get in the way for a really long time. I have let having all the answers to any possible questions prevent me from getting started. I'm sharing this because I hope you can relate in some way, and you can acknowledge the whatever is getting in your way. 

Wellness is so much bigger of a word than we give it credit for. Right now in the fitness industry, wellness is buzz word but we can make it so much more. Wellness is giving us the power and control to take back our lives to achieve our goals. Create the life that we are meant to create.

While I was searching definitions of wellness, I came across the article about the 7 different areas of wellness. Physical. Emotional. Intellectual. Social. Spiritual. Environmental. Occupational. IF that alone doesn't show you that wellness is everything we do. I don't know what to do tell ya. It's encompasses everything that we do.

I would love to know what your definition of wellness is by leaving me a comment below. 

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