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Total Well-Being

 QUOTE 16, AUGUST 2013
I was fortunate to hear Dr Deepak Chopra speak here in Melbourne last weekend on a topic close to his heart of Total Well-Being. Deepak has authored more than 70 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. He is also a senior scientist at the Gallup Organisation which has studied Well-Being in over 100 Countries.
Total well-being means caring for your happiness in five specific areas of your life: Career, Social, Financial, Community and Physical. Less than 7% of all the people studied in 105 countries are happy in these five areas. Fortunately more than 65% are happy in one area but that is only a small start. Well-being is such an important issue for everyone as all problems are linked to our well- being.
Career Well-Being
Are you happy in what you do every day?
Sadly only 20% like what they do daily and 80% are miserable in their jobs.
An astonishing statistic is that more people have heart attacks on Monday morning at 9am than at any other time!
Some suggestions for Improvement
1. To be happy in your career, find one person who shares your passion to be inspired and in turn you can inspire that one person.
2. Socialise with people you enjoy working with.
3. Everyday do something that gives you the opportunity to experience your strength.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Social Well-Being
Involves a person’s relationships with others and how that person communicates, interacts and socialises with other people. It is having people around you who really care about you.If you have a friend who is happy, your happinesss increases 5 times. If you have a friend who has a friend who is happy, your chances of getting happy goes up by another 10%. However if you won $2000, your happiness only increases 2%.
Some suggestions for Improvement
1. Hang out with happy people you like and mix socially doing activity.
2. Expand your network of friends.
3. Recognise that emotions are contagious.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings. 
Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Financial Well-Being
People who are financially happy spend on experiences instead of buying things. They are very giving and have systems in place so they do not get into debt.
Some suggestions for Improvement
1. Plan your budget and create a spending plan.
2. Set up automatic payments for your bills. 
3. Protect your assets. Insure and structure.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
Suze Orma
Community Well-Being
Are you part of a community and feel safe?
People like to hang out with other people who share their passion for social cause, organising events, and volunteering.
Some suggestions for Improvement
1. Do something for others in your local community.
2. Help others in need.
3. Donate to a cause close to your heart.


Volunteerism…pass down to your children as tradition, but more important, it’s a gift for a lifetime.
Stacey Mauceri
Physical Well-Being
Food, Exercise and Sleep are the three pillars of physical well-being. It is linked to all other aspects of your well-being.
Some suggestions for Improvement
1. A brisk walk daily for just 20 minutes adds substantially to your life.
2. Have between 7-8 hours of sleep for your body to repair and recover.
3. Eat good, healthy fresh foods and don’t overdose on fats. 
The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.
Take care of the most important person of all – YOU, so you can take even better care of those around you.
To your Extraordinary Total Well-Being



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