What does Wellness mean to you?
Per Oxford Languages, Wellness is the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
Per Wikipedia, Wellness is a state beyond absence of illness but rather aims to optimize well-being (quality of life).
The original six dimensions of wellness included intellectual, emotional, physical, social, occupational, and spiritual wellness. Later environmental and financial wellness were added to make eight dimensions of wellness.
Each week we will dive a little deeper into 2 dimensions and discuss ways to achieve or maintain wellness in that dimension.
Intellectual: Brain health, learning, creativity, memory, knowledge, skills.
Emotional: Coping, identifying personal feelings and handling them. Controlling feelings and behaviors, overcoming obstacles. National Institutes of Health describe emotional wellness as “the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times” (NIH, 2018)
So, what are somethings we can do to achieve or maintain our intellectual and emotional wellness? Share in the comments.
I love to learn and read often which I think can be helpful to both dimensions.