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8 Dimensions of Wellness
 
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Wellness is the process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulling life. We utilize the 8 Dimensions of Wellness model, which encompasses Physical, Occupational, Spiritual, Environmental, Financial, Social, Intellectual and Emotional wellness.  Click here to learn more about the Dimensions of Wellness.

Emotional: The awareness and acceptance of feelings and emotions. The degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about oneself and life. 

  • Expression of emotions
  • Stress management
  • Positive attitude and outlook on life
  • Assertiveness and healthy boundaries
  • Intimacy
  • Interdependence
  • Independence
Financial: An understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes. It is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of money.
  • Financial planning
  • Financial stability
  • Household management
  • Stress management
Occupational: The ability to enjoy a chosen career and/or contribute to society through volunteer activities. Related to one’s attitude about one’s work, contribution of your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding.
  • Purposeful and rewarding career
  • Balance of work and leisure
  • Opportunity to follow/pursue your passion
  • Share knowledge and experience
Social: The ability to perform social roles effectively, comfortably, and without harming others. Having positive interactions with and enjoying being with others. Having comfort and ease during work and leisure situations and communicating feelings and needs to others.
  • Respect for other cultures
  • Multi-cultural competence
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family
  • Fairness and justice
  • Tolerance and acceptance
  • Concern for community welfare
Environmental: The recognition of interdependence with nature. an awareness of the precarious state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.
  • Protection of resources
  • Safety enhancement
  • Awareness of surroundings
  • Conservation
  • Understanding of negative effect of personal choices
Intellectual: The openness to new concepts and ideas. Having a curiosity and strong desire to learn. Valuing many experiences, staying stimulated with new ideas, and sharing.
  • Lifelong learning
  • Awareness of current events
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Educational goals
  • Adaptation to change
Physical: Maintenance of a healthy body through good nutrition, regular exercise, and avoidance of harmful habits.
  • Regular physical activity
  • Medical awareness and disease prevention
  • Dietary intake
  • Adequate sleep
  • Injury prevention
  • Safe habits
Spiritual: The meaning and purpose of human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe.
  • Belief system
  • Hope and optimism
  • Purpose
  • Sense of belonging
  • Introspection and contemplation
  • Life satisfaction
  • Volunteer work