We are all into wellness these days. Personal fitness is
all the rage.

Many resolutions start with 'lose ten pounds' or 'exercise
more'.

Now, physical health is all fine and dandy.

But what about our emotional and intellectual health?

Maybe it could go something like this...

Daily Vitamins for the Soul

- Vitamin A equals Attitude
A daily dose of realistic optimism combined with gratitude
can really turn our thinking around. Remember that our
thoughts determine our direction.

- Vitamin E equals Excellence
Whether it is changing dirty diapers, signing contracts,
managing employees or waiting tables, excellence is the
key to getting the most out of life. Why? Because we get
out exactly what we put in.

- Vitamin C equals Courage
To be emotionally fit, we need courage. It takes courage
to try new things, to shoot for more today than yesterday.
Sometimes, it takes courage just to stay in the game.

- Vitamin D equals Determination
Ever watch a car that's run out of gas? All the parts are
there and working fine, but the car is going nowhere.
That's what happens to us when we run out of determination.
We all need drive and ambition to work towards our dreams.
Determination is the fuel to get us there.

- Vitamin B-Complex equals Beauty
Ever worked on a project so long and so hard that you lost
your motivation? Our daily routines can be like that;
tedious and un-inspiring. What our souls crave at times
like that is beauty. A colorful mural, inspiring music or
a favorite quote can energize us again. Beauty can also
come in the form of a newly organized office or a friendly
face just when we need it.

So how do we get these vitamins? As with our physical
bodies, we must make a conscious effort to 'ingest' the
emotional nutrients we need. Moreover, just like
exercising a muscle, as we practice more courage or
choose determination, our efforts can make us sore or
cause us pain! However, the more we use these 'vitamins',
the more proficient we become at using them and the more
they sink into our very soul.

Now that's wellness truly from the inside out!

Author's Bio: 

Colleen Langenfeld shows families how easy it is to make their homes healthier and safer. Visit her website at http://momsco.toxicfreehomes.com/ or sign up for a free wellness newsletter at http://momsco.smartlivingnews.com/