The Eight Dimension of Wellness
Wellness is a holistic approach to living an optimally healthy lifestyle. This is accomplished through balancing multiple dimensions of wellness that affects one's overall quality of life. The 8 dimensions of wellness are environmental, physical, occupational, financial, social, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual.
Environmental wellness is choosing a lifestyle of committed effort toward sustaining the Earth’s natural environment.
Physical wellness means living responsibly and taking care of your body, and recognizing that our daily habits and behaviors have a significant impact on our overall health, wellness and quality of life.
Occupational wellness is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers.
Financial wellness is making responsible decisions to live within your means and setting financial goals today that will positively impact your financial future.
Social wellness is creating and maintaining positive relationships and enjoying being with others.
Psychological wellness is how well one is able to recognize and express his/her emotions.
Intellectual wellness encourages the mind to be creative and critically think as well as motivate oneself to master new skills.
Spiritual wellness is expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life based on a core set of values and beliefs.