It’s something we’re all concerned with. So much so that the NHS has a wellbeing self assessment. (You can take it here). Of all illness in people under 65, half is attributed to mental illness, costing the NHS over £105 billion a year.
In 1943 Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist published his theory of Hierarchy of Needs. He stated that no human can survive unless their basic needs are met. Yet every need leads to another. Our wellbeing depends on whether we can satisfy our needs.
If you’re stressed or feeling unhappy, explore whether your basic needs are being satisfied. The pursuit of happiness begins to become a bit of a cycle. We can’t be secure in our wellbeing until we’re secure in employment, or have a roof over our heads. (Not as easy as you’d think in London, we know). But finding a job and a group of friends requires being well. How do you do one without the other? The cyclical nature becomes frustrating and can lead to self-esteem issues. Strong self-worth is imperative in achieving wellbeing. Low self-esteem, over a prolonged period of time, can lead to depression. Depression affects our ability to complete day-to-day tasks. If left untreated it can disrupt every aspect of your life, from work to your physical health.*
It might be overwhelming to consider your wellbeing as more than just a healthy eating regime. However, Maslow’s table demonstrates that in reality, we need very little to survive. Sure, life is about much more that simply surviving. But once you’ve taken care of the very basic needs, you can work on the rest.
It is important to take a holistic approach to health. Holistic means whole-body, and reflects the way in which the pyramid has various tiers. All parts of your self need to be respected and treated. Making the move towards a more holistic approach to health requires a change in attitude. Luckily i recharge me is here to help.
Our programme is a whole-body approach to a healthy lifestyle. Following our positive techniques you can begin your journey to complete wellbeing.
*If you’d like to learn more about the effects of depression, watch this short video