How Employees Can Contribute to Their Own Health and Well-Being: Inclusion, Openness, and Control
Dimension 1: Inclusion Illness
On a physical level, the barriers between us and the rest of the world are referred to as Inclusion. As a result, it largely concerns:– our body's periphery (skin, sensory organs—eyes, ears, nose, and mouth). The body's systems interact with the surroundings (the respiratory system that takes in oxygen and gives out carbon dioxide, the digestive-excretory system that exchanges food and body remains with the environment).
Our feelings, like these organs, are linked to how we feel about being accepted by others.
Skin, senses, respiration, and digestion-excretion illnesses might be the outcome of my unspoken battles regarding Inclusion.
We may acquire hives, pimples, shingles, or rashes if we are unconsciously disturbed about Inclusion. This deters people from approaching us. If we are uncomfortable being close to others, we may not notice them until they are 10 feet away, causing us to become farsighted. If we feel at ease with close friends but terrified of strangers, we may be able to see objects clearly up to a few feet away before becoming nearsighted and seeing only a blur—that is, we become nearsighted. We might go deaf if we don't want to hear what others have to say. Before they become deaf, many deaf persons did not listen. Low Inclusion is linked to many more illnesses, such as some digestive problems and even some types of cancer.
Hence, as earlier suggested, health and well-being in organizations start from Inclusion. Because if people do not feel included, they are susceptible to a wide array of illnesses. However, as mentioned, it is a personal choice. Sometimes, organizations will go the extra mile of creating a culture of Inclusion, yet some people will consciously or unconsciously reject it and choose to see themselves as excluded. Hence, like all life aspects, Feeling Inclusion is a matter of choice.
Dimension 2: Openness Illness
Our bodies express Openness and likability through love (the heart) and sex (the genitals). Our mood of fondness is reflected in our circulatory system. The heart's and circulatory system's relationship with affection explains why everything seems to work when love is excellent and why, when love is terrible or missing, nothing seems to work. • Our blood circulation nourishes our entire body. Our entire organism has problems getting food if it is confined. Our entire self is properly fed if blood flows freely through an open heart.
Heart disease and heart failure are two sad diseases of Openness. When we’re conflicted about romantic relationships, we’re prone to heart attacks. This realization does not prohibit others from feeling sorry for us if we get a heart condition. The fact that we picked this occurrence unintentionally suggests that the illness can be converted into a valuable learning experience. Our bodies are telling us that we’re not conscious of a conflict in the area of Openness and likability. Awareness could lead to a better understanding of ourselves and more Control over our life.
Dimension 3: Control Illness
As the name implies, this dimension is the amount of control you have over your illness. It’s about you making choices, hence being aware of your body, thus, your thoughts and feelings that contribute to your illness. Therefore, having Control brings back full circle to where we started: Choice.
Knowing the cause of your illness, absenteeism, and lack of energy at work may all be reduced if you knew what was causing it. Early detection of sickness signs, as well as knowledge of strategies for determining the cause of illness, may help to reduce the frequency of your illnesses. A more fundamental application of this knowledge is to teach yourself to be aware of your feelings at all times so that you can deal with issues as they emerge rather than being enmeshed in them. Of course, this necessitates a boost in self-esteem so that you are not afraid to confront any thoughts or feelings you may have. You prefer to stay healthy because you believe in the notion of choice. You prefer to do so because you are happy and want to stay healthy. This is your road to perfect health.
Furthermore, you have a tremendous amount of untapped potential that you are only beginning to understand how to tap into. Because your mind has such a powerful and easy influence over your body, it is obvious to you that you can change and control how your body functions, and so have a significant impact on your own health. You are in control because you have a Choice.
Taking care of ourselves, and our health is our own responsibility. No matter what leaders, organizations, and health plans try to do for us, we remain with the main responsibility. Taking care of our thoughts, and feelings is a choice we make, not only daily but every second. The more we are aware and conscious, the more we are able to make better choices and decisions, hence, the more control we have. That is the place of Self-awareness we want to be because, at the end of the day, it all leads to greater Well-being
1The Human Element, Leaders Manual, Will Schutz
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