Ready to Start the Adventure to Reclaim Your Wellbeing?

Many years ago when I started the adventure to reclaim my own wellbeing, I had no idea where the adventure would take me. I look back on that time (when I could hardly get out of bed as I had burnout), as a turning point. That day, I made the decision to commit to starting to listening to my body and focus on my own wellbeing, not just know about the theory – truly embody it.

Subsequently, today I want to share with you a bit about the word reclaim and wellbeing, so you may be able to decide if you are ready to start the adventure to reclaim your wellbeing or return to it 🙂


What Does Reclaim Mean?

As meanings are important, let’s look up the meaning of reclaim –

  • “retrieve or recover (something previously lost, given, or paid); obtain the return of” ~ Google and Oxford
  • “to restore to a previous natural state” ~ Merriam-Webster
  • “To resume possession of; take back” ~ the Free Dictionary
  • “If you reclaim something that you have lost or that has been taken away from you, you succeed in getting it back” – Collins English Dictionary.

Which words jumps out for you around reclaim? For me – it is to bring back to normal position or condition.


7 Inspiring Quotes that Relate to Reclaim

Looking for some inspirational quotes on reclamation? Here are 7 –

  1. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” ~ Zen Proverb
  2. Not until we are lost we begin to find ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  3. The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the person perfected without trials.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  4. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  6. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  7. The best way to predict your future is to create it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


What is Wellbeing?

Defining wellbeing is complex and an area that continues to evolve. Following are some definitions of wellbeing from a variety of sources:

Then, the following definitions go a little deeper, including –

  • Subjective Well-Being (SWB) was defined by Deiner (2009) as the general evaluation of one’s quality of life. The concept has been conceptualized as the three components: (1) a cognitive appraisal that one’s life was good (life satisfaction); (2) experiencing positive levels of pleasant emotions; (3) experiencing relatively low levels of negative moods (Deiner, 2009).
  • “Well-being is more than just happiness. As well as feeling satisfied and happy, well-being means developing as a person, being fulfilled, and making a contribution to the community” ~ Shah and Marks (2004).
  • Headey and Wearing’s (1992) indicate that wellbeing is shown “as depending on prior equilibrium levels of wellbeing and of life events, and also on recent events.
  • Dodge et al (2012) – “as the balance point between an individual’s resource pool and the challenges faced”. 

After reading the above definition on wellbeing, do you think wellbeing is something to recover and return to in your own life?


What Does Reclaim Your Wellbeing Mean to You?

As you can see by the definitions below, reclaim can mean returning to a natural state and in many ways that is what burnout helped me see as I was very far away from my natural state. For me personally, I see reclaiming as an adventure in creating your own conscious and precious life. A life that is worth living – one that is meaningful, satisfying and in-joyable.

Maybe it is –

  • about developing faith and trust in your Self?
  • recognising your own strengths and purpose?
  • building healthier relationship with family, friends and colleagues? or
  • developing greater independence or asking for help in your life?

What does reclaim your wellbeing mean to you? Feel free to share below in the comments.


Over to You…

Now that you have read about what reclaim and wellbeing means, what is your next step? It is time to start the adventure to reclaim your wellbeing?

If you are ready to reclaim your courage and take the next step towards your freedom and opening your heart, why not join our Toolkit?


References –

Diener, E. (2009). Subjective well-being. The Science of Well-Being, 11-58.

Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2(3), 222-235.

Headey, B. W., & Wearing, A. J. (1992). Understanding happiness: A theory of subjective well-being. Melbourne, Australia: Longman Cheshire.

Shah, H., & Marks, N. (2004). A well-being manifesto for a flourishing society. London: The New Economics Foundation.

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