Nourish Wellness By Identifying Helpful And Damaging Developmental Sources

According to Kim Boivin, MEd, a registered clinical counselor, “We are interdependent so what I do to take care of myself has an impact on all who I interact with. When I care for myself, I care for others better too.”

Science supports the attainment of mental and emotional health through the fundamental experience in people’s lives. These include the function of the environment to the learning process, the social interaction individuals’ encounter with others, the behavioral approach they receive from family and friends, and the personal growth gathered from sensory involvement. And since science can determine the importance of wellness in everyday experience, the whole progress affects the architecture of wellness and development.

Overall wellness is not given, and it requires buildup over time. Through different experiences and interaction, the factors become a sturdy foundation in achieving holistic betterment. However, no one is capable of immediately determining what’s essential or not in living with a healthy life. Therefore, one should understand how some developmental sources can be damaging and how some of it becomes helpful in significant ways.


Social Development

I exercise daily, I practice healthy eating, I socialize, I spend time with my loved ones, I engage in activities I enjoy, I take time out for myself, and I say no to things that are not meeting my needs. I also think humor is a very important part of life. Having an optimistic outlook also is an important part of self-care.Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, a psychotherapist.

Good social development requires support from people who provide positive interactions. These include the healthy relationship among family members, school and work peers, and the community. It offers a good base for attaining a lifetime mental function through the deposit of positivity. Some aspects of these are encouragement, trust, assistance, respect, and so on. But how does a solid foundation becomes damaging?

Practically, the harm begins when the positive aspects come crashing down. Meaning, not all the people who currently exist in a person’s life provides positive factors beneficial for the development. Some surrounding people, instead of contributing something good, somehow manages to bring forward an unwanted influence. Though it’s unavoidable, the whole experience of knowing two types of people in the world either makes an individual good or bad.


Serve And Retune Interactions

Imagine a relationship where two individuals share the same thing and both get the benefits from it. It is one of the best ways to describe mutualism. It is where two individuals gain something from each other without damaging each one’s health. There are various forms of communication that both persons pass between them. It includes an emotional and mental connection that supports serve and return interactions. But then again, how can the processes become damaging?

One way to identify the damaging factors of mutualism is when one gains more than the other. As expected to human nature, one always requires the right amount of benefits without the consideration for others. In a better example, it can mean giving a small portion of what he has and expecting to receive a doubled-amount of what he’s given. And since people believe that this process is normal, no one bothers to see its negative impact.

Different Types Of Stress

“Some stress on a person is a normal part of everyday life. This ‘good stress’ called ‘eustress’ can help propel you forward and motivate you to achieve goals,” Aarti Gupta, PsyD says. “Negative stress, or ‘distress,’ is more chronic, hinders optimal functioning, and can be detrimental to your health.”

Another kind of developmental source is stress. A person can easily obtain it by meeting different types of people and handling them simultaneously. It is helpful for one’s development because the experience prepares an individual to cope with future challenges. It allows room for improvement, confidence, and self-awareness. But then again, how can this developmental source become damaging to an individual’s life?

Stress, when becomes toxic, is terrible for overall development. If a person gets exposed to a series of ongoing trials and hardships that see no possible current resolutions, it leaves him broken. The level of emotional and mental degradation increases ten times every time the presence of abuse, neglect, and hate take over. The basic structure of a person’s developing aspects becomes dysfunctional, and that leads to a lifetime of health problems.


Available Support Systems

A simultaneous demand of having people that listen, love, and care for an individual is healthy. It merely explains the significant changes that might happen when there are many gathered information allowable to use. An individual’s support system provides developmental growth because of the learning he gains from others. There’s an assurance that people’s involvement in his life can make him respond and react to what’s going on around him. However, not all available support systems can help.

One important aspect that an individual needs to examine is the habit of sharing too much information on people who don’t wish them good. Yes, the process of knowing is tricky because no one has the capability of directly identifying who are good ones and who are not. It becomes a developmental problem as it starts to alter the beliefs and reasoning of the particular individual towards other surrounding people.

It is possible to fix the damages of developmental sources later on. However, it is more effective and more accessible to build a substantial development in the first place. Meaning, the eagerness to know what’s useful and damaging for overall wellness should mean more than just an idea. An individual should pay attention to what’s currently going on around him, test and check the importance of stress in his daily endeavor, lessens expectations he wishes to receive from people, and practice becoming socially aware of his mental and emotional capabilities.