Real Health Podcast: How to reboot and rebuild your life with Professor Jim Lucey

While many of us have decided to start the New Year determined to improve our health and fitness, it’s important that we also look at other ways to improve our overall well-being.

That’s why on this week’s show, we’ll be looking at that. I am accompanied by the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Jim Lucey. We discuss how to build resilience, manage stress, and make wellness accessible.

His book, A Whole New Plan for Living, gives readers ten steps to show us how, by maintaining balance and well-being on a daily basis, we can achieve general well-being.

Jim says wellness isn’t just about the absence of disease or illness, it’s a more holistic and inclusive approach to health: “The best definition I use [in the book] is called the eight dimensions of well-being in which well-being is considered to have physical, professional, environmental, intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and financial aspects.

By dividing wellness into parts, Jim says it’s easier to make positive changes in our lives: “Wellness is such a huge thing in itself. When you break it, then you can say, “Well, I can do a little thing.” “

It is important, however, not to make these new plans too difficult or dramatic. In order to try and implement changes in your life, Jim says you should make the goal small enough, so that you know you can achieve it every day.

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