Eight Dimensions of Wellness

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The eight dimensional wellness model is one way to start conceiving of ourselves holistically. These dimensions of self are interconnected, thus one will effect the others. We may not be able to attend to all dimensions all of the time, but it's important to strive for balance.

8 Dimensions

Physical:
Caring for your body in order to stay healthy now and in the future; eating well and being active.

Social:
Maintaining healthy relationships; enjoying being with others; developing strong friendships and intimate relationships; caring about others and letting others care about you.

Emotional:
Managing your emotions in a constructive way; understanding and respecting your own feelings, values and attitudes; appreciating the feelings of others.

Occupational:
Developing a sense of your strengths, skills, values and interests for your career; maintaining a balanced life between work, family, play and taking care of yourself.

Multicultural:
Being aware of your own cultural background and becoming knowledgeable about, respectful of, and sensitive to the culture of others.

Environmental:
Awareness of how your behavior impacts the earth, as well as how the physical world impacts you; demonstrating a commitment to a healthy planet.

Spiritual:
Finding purpose, value and meaning in your life with or without organized religion.

Intellectual:
Growing intellectually, maintaining a curiosity about all there is to learn; valuing life long learning and responding positively to intellectual challenges.