Wellness at Mission Fed

August 12, 2016 | Randy Tindell

At Mission Fed, members are our focus and we know that to take care of their needs, we need to meet the health and wellness of Mission Fed employees. The Mission Fed Wellness Committee inspires wellness for ourselves, our teams, our organization and our community.

As a member of the Wellness Committee, I’m part of a team that promotes local events each month and farmers markets that employees can enjoy throughout San Diego County. Our participation in these events helps the San Diego community thrive and keeps Mission Fed employees exploring their neighborhoods and maybe others, too.

The Mission Fed Wellness Committee outlines five dimensions for employees to attain and maintain harmony and balance in their lives. Imagine a wellness wheel as a tire made up of five separate air chambers—each one representing a dimension of wellness. If one or more of these air chambers is either over-inflated or under-inflated, the wheel will be unbalanced and the road of life will be a bumpy one. We roll along through life more smoothly when our lives are “well-rounded” or balanced.

Check out the five dimensions of wellness from the Mission Fed Wellness Committee.

Physical Dimension

Staying active throughout your life is a great way to remain healthy and live long enough to enjoy your friends, family and all the things you’ve worked for. Burning about 1,000 extra calories a week in activities is likely to improve your health. Walking half an hour most days of the week will help lower your risk of some diseases. The bottom line is that the more physical activities you can weave into your life, the healthier you’ll be. Here are some benefits:

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower triglycerides
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Better blood vessels
  • Lower risk of diabetes
  • Lower risk of some kinds of cancer
  • Stronger bones
  • Weight loss
  • A longer life!

Emotional Dimension

Our ability to accept and cope with our own and others’ feelings is defined as emotional well-being. Emotions contribute to almost all aspects of our life; at times, even setting the course of our actions. What does Emotional Wellness mean? Emotional Wellness is closely connected to the other dimensions of wellness. In the most basic sense, it refers to our ability to handle emotions in a constructive way enabling you to maintain a positive emotional state.

Emotional Wellness helps a person achieve positive self-esteem which builds the resilience to meet life’s challenges.

Spiritual Dimension

This area of wellness is about exploring who you are as a spiritual being. It is a process of looking within and identifying the core beliefs that make you unique. It also refers to when our values and beliefs are aligned with our actions so we can live in a state of harmony with the outer world, while at the same time balancing our inner needs. As you grow spiritually, you may discover that life has meaning and purpose.

Here are ten ways to boost your spiritual health:

  1. Enjoy some silence and solitude
  2. Write in a journal
  3. Read more
  4. Allow yourself to experience all of your emotions
  5. Trust your instincts
  6. Do nice things for others with no reward in mind
  7. Challenge yourself to go outside your comfort zone
  8. Be honest with yourself
  9. Take time to do things right
  10. Listen to music that inspires you

Intellectual Dimension

This is a cognitive ability to develop skills and knowledge to enhance one’s life. Our intellectual capacity helps to stimulate our creativity and insight in decision making, which can lead to more opportunities.

People often consider intellectual health to be academic knowledge, but in fact, it also includes creativity, general knowledge and common sense. Our thoughts can be influenced by each of these factors, which in turn influence our decisions. It’s not only our IQ that matters when it comes to decision making. Often general knowledge and common sense play a larger role.

Social Dimension

The social dimension of wellness has to do with “others”—both human and non-human. It extends beyond relationships with people who are close to us by including our cultural environment of family, friends and local community. Living in San Diego, offers a rich diversity ethnically, religiously and culturally.

Wellness is not just something Mission Fed employees should seek, but something everyone should be aware of. When you work at Mission Fed, your success personally and professionally is our bottom line. Creating Mission Fed Moments each and every day with our members is a rewarding career and we know employees are happiest when their wellbeing is taken into consideration. Check out our open positions and career page to learn more.

References to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name in this article by Mission Federal Credit Union is for the information and convenience of its readers and does not constitute endorsement, control or warranty by Mission Federal Credit Union. This article contains links for websites that Mission Fed does not control. Mission Fed is not responsible and does not assume liability for the operations, content, links, privacy or security policies of third party websites.

Mission Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Randy Tindell

Randy Tindell

Randy Tindell, VP Branch Network Manager, has 35 years of management experience, but continues to learn something new every day. He has been with the Mission Fed Management Team for 25 years and is grateful to be part of a growing organization that focuses on its members. When he’s not at one of our branches, Randy is branching out with health and fitness, enjoys traveling and makes sure he can spend as much time as possible with family and friends.

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