10 Dimensions of Wellness
The 10 Dimensions of Wellness encompasses 10 aspects that come together to form a well-rounded and complete view of wellness. The information below defines each dimension and gives examples of how you can incorporate each aspect into your life here at ETSU.
- Financial Wellbeing is essentially our ability to manage what we have in a responsible manner – both
in the short term and the long term – achieving peace of mind and a piece of our dreams.
- More than just a balancing act between work and life, Occupational Wellbeing is also about finding purpose and fulfillment in what we do. When we know we are making a difference, we are achieving wellbeing.
- Environmental Wellbeing flows from a physical environment that is holistically well: one with healthy lands, waterways, and built spaces; one that provides us with opportunities to relax, reflect, and restore all of our senses.
The concept of spirituality has many interpretations. Generally speaking, Spiritual Wellbeing can be achieved when our core values and beliefs tie us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and empower us to act according to those beliefs.
- Physical Wellbeing melds our needs for responsible eating, fitness and rest-driven renewal. Think of it as the intersection of diet, conscientious movement and relaxation.
Creative Wellbeing merges all areas of wellbeing as personal authentic expression is shaped and enhanced. Creativity can originate through multiple avenues in life.
We have Emotional Wellbeing when we know our pressure points and how to adapt to them. We can often take proactive steps to avoid the downs by knowing whom and when to ask for help.
- We attain Intellectual Wellbeing when we view learning as an end unto itself rather than simply a means to a specific personal or professional outcome. We move to become life long learners.
- Social Wellbeing is the result of our positive and regular interactions with others in a variety of settings. Studies have shown that building and maintaining strong relationships is vital to happiness.
Cultural Wellbeing is having the freedom to practice your own culture, and to belong to a cultural group. Cultural wellbeing comes from being valued for the differences that define us and our beliefs, our history, and our roots.