Dimensions of Wellness
The social dimension includes being able to create and sustain relationships, having the ability to communicate well, and accepting and giving support to others.
Spiritual wellness can best be described as a personal journey that involves questioning existence, connecting with people and nature, developing relationships of faith, and sharing one's beliefs. Spiritual maturity enables us to find a peaceful co-existence with others who do not share our belief systems.
Physical Wellness is the ability to maintain a quality of life that allows us to perform our daily activities with independence and ease. Healthy behaviors serve as fundamentals towards building physical wellness such as exercise, proper nutrition, stress reduction, and adequate sleep.
Emotional Wellness includes experiencing and communicating a wide range of feelings, developing skills to cope with challenges, giving and receiving support, learning to trust, and rely on one's ability to deal with any situation in a productive manner.
Intellectual Wellness embraces the idea of maintaining a lifetime of learning by constantly seeking new knowledge and skills. This stimulation results in one’s ability to be creative, interpret ideas, and articulate one’s thoughts.
Occupational Wellness is the ability to identify your competence, talents, and interests in order to incorporate them into your life's work. It involves lifelong learning and exploration into other possible career options which provides flexibility and ability to respond to different economic cycles.
Environmental Wellness is demonstrated by protecting and maintaining the earth’s resources and life. The environment can be supported by adopting behaviors that reduce, reuse, and recycle materials.