8 DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS: OUR WELLNESS BEGINS BY LOOKING WHERE IT ISN'T
In a world that continually challenges us to be and do more, it is so easy to let the self-care that causes our wellness to be last on our to-do list or to feel like an indulgence.
And while we are too busy to even notice our wellness is slowly slipping away.
Creating our Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness. It is a dynamic process of change and growth.
So let’s begin the process of clearing away the bs and start taking action to truly support our own wellness!
With this eBook, we show you how to create all 8 Dimensions of Wellness so you can unlock your wellness, peace of mind, and live your best life.
Definition of Wellness
“…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– The World Health Organization
“a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.”
– The National Wellness Institute
Why Wellness Matters
Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters. Wellness matters, because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.
Why does it matter? BECAUSE YOU MATTER!
There are eight Dimensions of Wellness: occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. Each dimension is interconnected. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health. One can reach an optimal level by understanding how to maintain and optimize each of the dimensions.
Emotional wellness relates to understanding your feelings and coping effectively with stress. It is important to pay attention to self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, and the development of inner resources so you can learn and grow from experiences.
Occupational wellness is about enjoying your occupational endeavors and appreciating your contributions. This dimension of wellness encourages personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work.
Physical wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body and seeking care when needed. Physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, getting enough sleep and paying attention to the signs of illness and getting help when needed.
Social wellness helps you perform social roles effectively and comfortably, and create a support network. This dimension allows you to not only develop encouraging relationships with peers, but also intimate relationships with romantic partners.