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The environmental dimension encompasses a healthy relationship with the earth and its resources, and a healthy relationship with your personal surroundings. It means being intentional about:
- Protecting yourself from environmental hazards, such as noise, chemicals, pollution and ultraviolet radiation.
- Caring for and organizing your personal and professional spaces so you are productive and free of unnecessary stress.
- Conserving resources and leading a lifestyle that is respectful of your immediate surroundings, the community in which you live, and the planet.
Practices that demonstrate environmental wellness include
- Recycle, reduce waste and conserve energy and water.
- Protect yourself from environmental hazards.
- Walk, bike, car-pool and/or use public transportation whenever possible.
- Clean, organize and remove clutter from your home or office.
- Spend time in natural settings.
- Find a special place where you go to relax and clear your mind.
- Join an environmental organization.
The emotional dimension requires ongoing self-examination and includes the ability to:
- Express and accept a wide range of feelings in yourself and others.
- Engage in satisfying relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
- Understand your limitations and be confident in your unique abilities.
- Cope effectively with stress.
- Take responsibility for your actions.
- Develop an enthusiastic and optimistic approach to life.
Practices that demonstrate emotional wellness include:
- Being positive about yourself and your life.
- Being satisfied with your performance.
- Effectively coping with life’s ups and downs.
- Being nonjudgmental in your approach to others.
- Owning your mistakes and learning from them.
- Saying “no” without feeling guilty.
- Finding it easy to laugh.
The intellectual dimension is about expanding your knowledge, skills and abilities through ongoing personal growth and development, and includes the ability to:
- Maintain an active, open mind.
- Seek out opportunities that stretch and challenge your mind with stimulating creative and problem-solving endeavors.
- Maintain the capacity to question and think critically.
Practices that demonstrate intellectual wellness include
- Learning for the sake of learning.
- Pursuing interests outside of your vocation.
- Developing effective study and time management skills.
- Being interested in the views of others.
- Keeping abreast of current events, issues and ideas.
The physical dimension requires eating well, exercising regularly, avoiding harmful habits and making responsible decisions about your lifestyle. By being proactive in your health, your positive daily choices will:
- Give you more energy and endurance.
- Enhance your self-esteem.
- Affect how many years you live, and how well you live your years.
Practices that demonstrate physical wellness include
- Exercise at least 150 minutes a week, which is about 30 minutes most days of the week.
- Eat whole foods, mostly plants, including 5 fruits and vegetables per day.
- Maintain an appropriate weight.
- Practice good hygiene.
- Get enough sleep.
- Avoid drinking more than 1 or 2 alcoholic beverages per day.
- Abstain from tobacco products and avoid exposure to people who smoke.
- Visit your health care provider and dentist for the appropriate well-checkups.
- Pay attention to any signs or symptoms of disease and seek medical attention when appropriate.
The social dimension encourages connecting with others and contributing to one’s community, with the understanding that satisfying relationships are basic to physical and emotional health. Social wellness involves:
- Developing positive interpersonal skills.
- Cultivating a strong support network in which you give and receive.
- Taking an active part in your community.
- Living in harmony with others and with the environment.
Practices that demonstrate social wellness include
- Develop a support network of friends and family whom you talk with regularly.
- Develop the ability to relate with people in diverse settings.
- Get involved in school, work and community activities.
- Be knowledgeable of the social issues in your community and do what you can to help.
- Deal with conflict in a healthy and respectful manner.
The spiritual dimension involves exploring the key principles, beliefs and values that give meaning and purpose to your life. It’s about living in a way that is consistent with your “world view,” while also being tolerant of others who hold different beliefs and values. Spiritual wellness provides the capacity to:
- Love freely
- Show compassion
- Forgive others
- Experience joy
- Seek fulfillment
- Be altruistic
Practices that demonstrate spiritual wellness include
- Know and live your values, beliefs and convictions.
- Be tolerant of the values and beliefs of others.
- Discover what gives your life meaning and direction.
- View life as a learning experience and look expectantly towards the future.
- Volunteer in your community.
- Set life goals and work towards achieving them.
- Make time every day for personal reflection.