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Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness is more than just the absence of disease. It is a conscious, self-directed, dynamic process that integrates the mind and the body. You become aware of, take responsibility for, and make healthy choices that directly contribute to your wellbeing and that of the common good. The process is positive, affirming, and helps you to enhance your life.
This active process results in your optimal health where all dimensions of wellness – emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, sexual, social, and spiritual – complement and interact with each other. Engaging in this process allows you to continuously learn about yourself and gives you the opportunity to make decisions to enhance your wellbeing.
Everyone’s optimal wellness is different, depending on your own needs, experiences, personality, and circumstances. Wellness is a way of life that takes personal time, commitment, and motivation.
Awareness and acceptance of a wide range of feelings in yourself and others.
Being aware of and understanding your personal financial situation.
Adopting lifestyle practices that respect and actively help improve the environment.
Lifelong learning through formal education and informal life experiences to expand knowledge, develop new ideas, improve skills, and explore new interests.
Choosing a career that is consistent with your values, interests, and beliefs in order to enhance job satisfaction and person-job fit.
Engaging in sexual relationships that are consistent with your values and development.
Engaging in practices that help your body function at optimal levels.
Relating to and connecting with others.
Ongoing process of finding meaning, purpose, and direction.