Health, creativity, and leadership are intertwined and are independent interdependent. The core essence of and a base is empowerment that in this context is used with the meaning of “The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights”. Empowerment can also mean “Authority or power given to someone to do something”.
In the end, it all comes down to a good and sustainable health. This is the base for existence and it’s cost-effective. If not healthy, one’s life is impaired and the quality of life decreases. A bad health leads to an early death and suffering along the way. And it’s unnecessary if one’s health is taken good care of. Of course, we’ll all die eventually but the road there should be as joyful as possible. And good health is a pre-requisite for that.
With a background in sales and marketing I realized in order to work with and sell health-related services including a healthy leadership and how to organize work in a healthy and health-promoting way, I needed to know what I was selling. So I spent some years struggling to find a definition of health that I felt comfortable with and that was practical useful in my work. The one I use today is actually is not so different from the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), but to me, it’s more of practical use. It’s defined by me and is based on an extensive research from multi-scientific disciplines and by discussions with different professionals working with health-related issues as well as discussions with laymen.
To be healthy and experiencing a good health I define it as:
“You experience a good balance between your body, emotions, thoughts and soul from your pre-conditions. You’re balancing yourself when you in the spur of the moment listen to your needs, not demands, and then, in your way fill them your way, with your methods that suit you the best”
Sleep, bad quality and lack of it, is a problem in the high-speed the digitized work life, or as I call it, the digitized savanna. Long-term physiological stress reactions cause an imbalance in the bodily systems and increase the risk of illness and disease. Psychosocial health problems are rising quickly, and one major cause is the high level of experienced stress on the digitized savanna. An increased level of stress has an effect on thoughts, emotions and spirit and all together it affects the ability to be creative. Health is one’s base for existence and is tightly connected to creativity. Especially when it comes to being creative and innovative beyond fighting for survival. And that’s one of the major reasons why it’s crucially important to stay healthy since creativity and to be creative is needed for innovation and development of a sustainable society and business life.