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Eight Dimensions of Wellness

 

What is Wellness?

Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health, and vice versa. It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being.

Remember that wellness is not the absence of illness or stress. You can still strive for wellness even if you are experiencing these challenges in your life.

What Are the Eight Dimensions of Wellness?

Emotional

Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships

Spiritual

Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

Financial

Satisfaction with current and future financial situations

Physical

Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep

Environment

Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being

Intellectual

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

Social

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Occupational

Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work