SMILES Model of Well-Being
Updated: Mar 25
Well-being is the state of being healthy, happy and peaceful. Here is an easy way out to plan and prioritize personal, societal and planetary well being:
We just need to get mindful of the OPENING-MIDDLE-CLOSING of our day or any of our activities.
For mindful opening I LIFT up by: 1. Connecting to my inner strengths ( Love, Bliss and Peace) 2. Setting intention for myself and choosing a corresponding positive word- #PositiveBuddy Positive buddy motivate me, boosts my strengths and guides my response. E.g. To write a story, I choose “creative” as my positive buddy.
I can set an intention for personal, societal and planetary well being as well.
For mindful middle I EASE out by synthesizing : 1. WHAT is happening now? 2. WHY is this happening? 3. HOW is this helping me with my purpose/intention? For e.g. during the MIDDLE of story writing, “creative” my positive buddy will continuously remind me to think out of the box. I just need to recall it to motivate me. For mindful closing I take mental and emotional REST by:
1. Being grateful to myself and others for being the source of pleasant emotions.
2. Forgiving myself and others for being the source of any unpleasant emotions.
3. I accept both pleasant and unpleasant emotions non-judgmentally.