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The integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being is the path to attaining infinite potential, shares Nikhil Behl

Have you ever wondered what your infinite potential is?

Most of the time, it’s a passing thought that we all have sometimes — a moment of brilliant clarity that teases the genius hidden within you. However, despite your best efforts, that idea of a perfect you always seems so elusive, so distant, almost impossible to reach.

But that’s not true.

We are all capable of achieving our infinite potential but there’s a reason we fail (or worse, give up trying). It’s the trap of one-dimensional well-being.

Ask an athlete and they’ll tell you pushing yourself physically can help you break your barriers, ask a psychologist and they’ll tell you to take care of your mental health, and if you ask a philosopher, they’ll tell you to introspect and focus on your inner being.

But who is wrong and who is right? The truth is, they’re all partly right.

True well-being

Well-being means the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. It’s not a singular path but a culmination of all three areas — physical, mental, and spiritual because it caters to the body, the mind, and the soul. For a person to experience true well-being, they must experience excellence in all three areas.

In the conventional sense, health and well-being was often attributed to a healthy body, one that lacks any ailments or diseases. As science progressed and awareness spread, people realised the importance of mental health in leading healthier and happier lives.

And yet, most people still felt distant, lost, and hopeless.

There has been a renewed interest in eastern philosophy, yoga, and other spiritual quests in recent times, especially in the west. More and more people are trying to search for meaning and purpose in their lives because the spiritual thirst needs to be quenched.

There has to be a crossroad where these three seemingly distinct roads meet because that’s where true well-being resides, that’s where people can find their infinite potential.

Realising your infinite potential

Infinite potential is not some abstract concept, it can help people prevent chronic ailments and lead healthier, happier lives. That’s why it’s important for people to take proactive steps in trying to reach their infinite potential.

Here are some practical steps to achieve your infinite potential.

For the body

Work out for some time everyday.
Take ample amounts of rest.
Learn about early signs of illnesses.
Eat a balanced, healthy, and wholesome diet.
Have adequate portions for meals.
Quit smoking.

For the mind

Align yourself with your thoughts and feelings.
Adopt a positive attitude.
Ask for and offer support.
Respect time and pick up time-management skills.
Learn stress management techniques.
Forgive yourself and practice acceptance

For the soul

Understand your spiritual core.
Practice solitude and meditate regularly.
Nurture curiosity and be inquisitive about life.
Immerse yourself fully into everything you do.
Live by your principles and listen to your gut.
Set yourself, and others around you, free.
Look at adversity as opportunity and challenge yourself.
These steps are just the beginning of your path towards tranquility and self-transformation. As you climb your way towards well-being, you’ll find greater opportunities to grow and higher goals to achieve.

(The author is the co-founder and CEO of Fitza, a health and fitness app that creates pocket guides, personalised meals and health kundali to help people achieve their health goals.)

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