What are the Nine Dimensions of Wellness?
The Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness promotes balanced lifestyles and student success through the Nine Dimensions of Wellness:
Social Wellness: Involves participating in positive social relationships including friends, family, community and workgroups
Environmental Wellness: Focuses on being aware of and engaging in the environment that surrounds you.
Intellectual Wellness: Focuses on fostering critical thinking, developing moral reasoning, expanding worldviews, and engaging in education for the pursuit of knowledge.
Occupational Wellness: Involves engaging in work, volunteering, organizations, or academic endeavors in a way that provides personal enrichment and is consistent with your values, goals, and lifestyle.
Financial Wellness: Focuses on assessing the financial resources and skills needed to accomplish your goals.
Emotional Wellness: Involves developing a positive sense of self that is open to experiencing a healthy range of emotions.
Creative Wellness: Involves valuing and actively participating in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences as a means to understand and appreciate the surrounding world.
Physical Wellness: Involves taking care of your physical health.
Spiritual Wellness: Involves expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.