The 6 Dimensions of wellness
Wellness is more than just physical health; it is holistic and multidimensional.
Physical wellness is mainly being physically fit, you would have an enhanced ability to prevent illness and diseases. Exercise stimulates a healthy mind and body. Therefore, being physically fit improves your physical wellness.
Intellectual/Mental wellness such as exercise and engagement through learning, problem-solving, and creativity support intellectual wellness and promote a better attitude.
Emotional wellness, when you’re aware of your own feelings you have good self-esteem, and empathy toward others’ feelings would have emotional wellness.
Environmental wellness, the role you play in improving your natural environment rather than denigrating it and maintaining and living in a healthy physical environment free of hazards promotes wellness.
Social wellness, your circles, and support networks are invaluable to your overall well-being. Relating, interacting, and contributing to a community, establishing good interpersonal relations, and maintaining long-term relationships with family and friends keep a person happier and healthier.
Spiritual wellness does not imply your religion or faith, but the search for meaning and purpose of human existence. Developing compassion, caring, forgiving, and having a purpose in life help in spiritual wellness. This can be achieved through meditation, volunteer work, spending time in nature.
How are you working on your holistic wellness?