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HEALTH & WELLNESS Cat Polivoda
PHYSICAL WELLNESS Physical Wellness: a perception and expectation of physical health. o Exercising regularly o Eating nutritiously and consciously o Getting enough sleep and physical rest o Getting regular physical check-ups o Avoiding/limiting the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
SPIRITUAL WELLNESS Spiritual Wellness: a positive perception of meaning and purpose in life. o Being open to different cultures and religions o Giving your time to volunteer, participate in community service activities, and/or care for the environment o Spending time defining personal values and ethics and making decisions that complement them o Spending time alone in personal reflection and/or in spiritual activities o Caring about the welfare of others and acting out of that care
SOCIAL WELLNESS Social Wellness: a perception of having support available from family, friends, or co-workers in times of need and a perception of being a valued support provider. o Being comfortable with and liking yourself as a person o Contributing time and energy to the community o Communicating your feelings o Developing friendships o Recognizing a need for “fun” time in your life o Budgeting and balancing your time to include both responsibilities and relaxation
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS Emotional Wellness: possession of a secure self-identity and a positive sense of self-regard; also the ability to cope with and/or improve unpleasant mood states. o Keeping a positive attitude (in your own way) o Being sensitive to your feelings and the feelings of others o Learning ways to effectively cope with stress o Being realistic about your expectations and time o Taking responsibility for your own behavior o Viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles o Functioning independently but knowing when you need to ask for help
INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS Intellectual Wellness: the perception of being internally energized by an optimal amount of intellectually stimulating activity. o Learning because you want to – not because you are told to. Doing the work assigned. o Learning through varied experiences – reading, writing, sharing and exploration o Listening & observing what is around you o Finding applications for material learned in the classroom o Staying current with world affairs/news o Questioning and thinking critically o Exposing yourself to new experiences (e. g. arts, theater)
ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS Environmental Wellness: the positive perception of the environment that one works and lives in. o Being aware of your physical environment – both the spaces you occupy and the people and energies with which you surround yourself o Being aware of the natural environment you live in o Recognizing opportunities that lead you to new skills and acting on those opportunities to ensure the stability and longevity of our natural resources
FINANCIAL WELLNESS Financial Wellness: Developing the skills you need to manage your finances responsibly. o Learning to differentiate between necessities and luxuries o Living within your means o Educating yourself on financial literacy and making choices with the full information o Planning for future financial success; making responsible choices now to support your future plans o Accessing the resources and skills that allow you to accomplish your goals
WELLNESS OUTLOOK o You might not be able to fit all desired actions or areas of wellness in to one day! o So, determine what your timeframe is. . . every day, every few days, each week, each month? o. That being said. . don’t postpone wellness, health, and happiness!
TIPS FOR OPTIMUM WELLNESS & AVOIDING BURNOUT o Take time to plan and assess o It’s ok to say “no” o Capitalize on “two birds one stone”-activities when appropriate o Be proactive to reduce stress o Recognize the “warning signs” of stress, acknowledge them, and take a moment o Take deep breathes when you need them and don’t be afraid to use a power pose o Do not underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep and drinking water!
THANKS & MORE INFO o Thank you for your attention & participation! o Sources referenced: http: //wellness. utah. edu/wellness-wheel. php http: //www. vanderbilt. edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/wellness-wheel/ o Cat’s Info: Cat. [email protected] com