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The Dimensions of Wellness Ms. Rush
Physical Wellness • Your physical wellness includes not just your body’s overall condition and the absence of disease but your fitness level and ability to care for yourself. • The higher your fitness level is, the higher your physical wellness will be. • The decisions you make now, and the habits you develop over your lifetime will largely impact your quality of life.
Emotional Wellness • Emotional wellness relates to your mental health and reflects your ability to understand deal with your feelings. • Emotional wellness involves the capacity to live a full and creative life, and the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges. • Healthy mental and emotional functioning are reflected in characteristics such as your sense of worth, sense of control, beliefs, growth mindset, emotional awareness, and coping.
Intellectual Wellness • Intellectual wellness constantly challenges their minds. • An active mind is essential to wellness because it detects problems, finds solutions, and directs behavior. • People who enjoy intellectual wellness never stop learning; they continue trying to learn new things throughout their lifetime. They seek out and relish new experiences and challenges. (Growth mindset)
Interpersonal Wellness • Your interpersonal (or social) wellness is defined by your ability to develop and maintain satisfying and supportive relationships. • Social wellness requires participating in and contributing to your community and to society.
Spiritual Wellness • To enjoy spiritual wellness is to obtain a set beliefs, principles, and values that give meaning and purpose to your life. • Many people seek a certain religion for their spiritual connection, however, that is not the only form of spiritual wellness. Many find meaning and purpose on their own through nature, art, or meditation.
Environmental Wellness • Environmental wellness is defined by the livability of your surroundings. Personal health depends on the health of the planet – from the safety of food supply to the degree of violence in our society. • Your physical environment either supports your wellness or diminishes it. • To improve your environmental wellness, you can work to make your world a cleaner and safer place.