The Dimensions of Wellness
At Student Wellness, we believe that wellness is a journey rather than an outcome, and that an individual's health choices, as well as the community around them, involve a dynamic integration of dimensions of wellness:
- Emotional wellness involves understanding ‘self’ in terms of emotions, identity, ethics, and perspective and adequately facing the challenges life brings.
- Environmental wellness involves understanding the dynamic relationship between the environment and people, recognizing that we are responsible for the quality of the air, water, and earth that surrounds us and in-turn, that social, natural, and built environments affect our health and well-being.
- Financial wellness involves setting long and short-term goals to reach personal financial goals and achieve self-defined success.
- Intellectual wellness involves opening minds to new ideas and experiences in a way that leads to self-defined academic and professional growth and success.
- Physical Wellness involves maintaining a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. Physical wellness is not only the absence of illness, but also living a thriving, active life..
- Social wellness involves successfully interacting with others, participating in and feeling connected to your communities, and to creating safe, inclusive, and supportive spaces for all individuals.
- Spiritual wellness involves searching for life’s meaning and purpose in ways that are unique to an individual’s personal beliefs, cultural context, and upbringing.