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8 Dimension Of Wellness

Wellness is more than health. It is living fully. We believe wellness is conscious and inclusive, self-directed and evolving, holistic and multidimensional, positive and affirming.

Wellness is fueling your body, engaging your mind, and nurturing your spirit. How we think about wellness is affected by our culture and our life experiences.

While all dimensions of wellness need our attention for us to truly flourish, there doesn’t have to be a balance among all dimensions. Instead, the goal is to find a personal harmony with the dimensions that are most authentic for you. You can’t get there passively, it requires active awareness, acceptance, and commitment through the choices you make every day no matter how small.

The eight dimensions of wellness refer to eight key areas of life that are essential to a person's overall well-being. They are physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, financial, and occupational wellness.

  1. Physical Wellness: This dimension focuses on maintaining good physical health through regular exercise, proper nutrition, and sufficient sleep. Regular check-ups and preventive measures are also important for maintaining physical wellness.

  2. Emotional Wellness: This dimension involves recognizing and managing emotions effectively. It includes seeking support from friends and family, practising self-care, and learning stress management techniques.

  3. Intellectual Wellness: This dimension involves keeping the mind active and engaged through activities such as reading, writing, learning new skills, and engaging in creative pursuits.

  4. Spiritual Wellness: This dimension involves a sense of purpose and meaning in life, and may involve exploring one's beliefs, values, and spirituality.

  5. Social Wellness: This dimension involves having positive relationships with others and feeling connected to a supportive community. It also involves good communication skills and the ability to build healthy relationships.

  6. Environmental Wellness: This dimension involves being aware of and taking steps to protect the environment. This can include conserving natural resources, reducing waste, and volunteering in environmental projects.

  7. Financial Wellness: This dimension involves making responsible and informed financial decisions, and understanding the financial impact of your actions.

  8. Occupational Wellness: This dimension involves finding fulfilment and satisfaction in one's work and balancing the demands of work with other aspects of life. It also involves continuous learning and professional development.

By focusing on all eight dimensions of wellness, individuals can create a holistic and balanced approach to health and well-being. Remember, wellness is a journey, not a destination, and it's important to make an effort to maintain it over time.


About the Author


Dr. Lennie Soo

Founder and Clinical Director of 360 Wellness Hub.

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