Wellness has often been associated with images of trendiness, youthfulness, and beauty - qualities that look good on Instagram. The current selfie culture leads to self-documentation, i.e., photos and postings, for others to consume. While photographs have always been a reflection of identity, they are now more commonly used as a means of displaying oneself to others - a means of branding oneself. Currently, self-branding has evolved to be an important, even necessary, part of both professional and social life.
Nevertheless, wellness is much
more than social media's representation of the somewhat shallow selfie culture
or selfie hype, whose emphasis is on looking good . . . and Insta-worthy.
preventative, holistic, and positive well-being, as well as personal
responsibility for promoting well-being and flourishing. Wellness aims at
achieving your optimal self and optimal potential - balance - within yourself and
Ultimately, finding wellness
involves finding a balance; it is self-improvement, self-investment, and genuinely
striving for positive self-transformation through acknowledging your individual
strengths and resources.