An ability to cope effectively with life and build satisfying relationships with others. It is an ability to manage feelings life may paint, and to feel confident and in control with their feeling and behaviors. This area of wellness is focused on the attitudes and beliefs about self and life. A positive view of self and awareness of one’s feelings will in turn shape behavior and relationships. People with healthy emotional wellness feel confident, in control of their feelings and behaviors, and are able to handle life challenges.
The ability to find meaning and purpose in own’s life through values and beliefs in relation to others, community, nature, universe, and some higher power. This area of wellness may give an individual a feeling of strength, guide a person to ﬁnding signiﬁcance in life, and develop personal values and beliefs.
The ability recognize your unique talents, to be creative, and to seek out ways to use your knowledge and skills. It is the awareness of and motivation for, an individual to reach an optimal level of stimulating intellectual activity by continue to learn, develop, use and share knowledge. This can be achieved by participating in activities that cultivate mental growth and challenging self with a new skill.
This dimension is dependent on cardiovascular ﬁtness, ﬂexibility, and strength. Actions to improve physical wellness include maintaining a healthy exercise regime and diet and monitoring internal and external physical signs of the body’s response to events, including stress. Physical wellness may not correlate with well-being; a person can have poor health, but positive well-being and vice versa.
This dimension relates to the surroundings you occupy, including the balance between home and work life, as well as the individual’s relationship with nature and community resources. Your environment can greatly affect how you feel. Pollution, violence, garbage buildup, and water conservation are some of the factors affecting environmental wellness.
A feeling of satisfaction about your financial situation. Finances are a common stressor for people, so being able to minimize worry about this aspect of your life can enhance your overall wellness.
Is a sense of satisfaction with your choice of work. Occupational wellness involves balance between work and leisure time, relationships with coworkers, and management of workplace stressors and stress. Occupational wellness has been deﬁned as the level of satisfaction and enrichment gained from one’s work, whether paid or unpaid, and the extent one’s occupation allows for the expression of one’s values.
A sense of connection and belonging. The social dimension of health involves creating and maintaining a healthy support network. Social wellness includes the interaction of the individual with others, the community, and nature. It also includes the motivation, action, intent, and perception of interactions.