Improving environmental wellness
Environmental wellness inspires us to live a respectful lifestyle of our surroundings. It involves understanding the dynamic relationship between the environment and people and recognizing that we are responsible for the quality of the air, water, and earth surrounding us and that social, natural, and built environments affect our health and well-being. Our environment and how we feel about the environment can play a significant role in our lives. Examples of our environment include our social environment (i.e., bullying, fat talk, and racism), our natural environment (i.e., air, nature, and climate), and our built environment (i.e., proximity to resources and living conditions). Small ways to improve your environmental well-being are:
• Seek or accept help and support from others when needed.
• Employ gratitude in your life to strengthen relationships with family & friends.
• Practice being mindful and increasing your awareness. Using meditation can help with becoming mindful and raising your awareness.