There are seven dimensions, or roots, of wellbeing. By making the effort to be mindful and give a little attention to each root, students can optimize their happiness, wellbeing, and success.
Intellectual wellness is being open to new ideas, thinking critically, and seeking out new challenges. It is being creative, curious, and engaging in lifelong learning.
Physical wellness is taking care of your body to allow for ideal health and functioning. This includes making mindful choices in regards to alcohol and drug use, nutrition, illness prevention and hygiene, activity and movement, sexual health, sleep, stress management, and safety.
Emotional wellness is having a good attitude, high self-esteem, a strong sense of self, and the ability to recognize and share a wide range of feelings with others in a constructive way.
Social wellness is the capacity to build personal connections with others, deal with conflict, and be part of a positive social network.
Spiritual wellness is finding meaning in life events, having purpose, and being compassionate towards self and others.
Environmental wellness is being aware of the interactions between the environment, community, and ourselves while optimizing and conserving resources through mindful use.
Financial wellness is knowing how to sustain ourselves financially for the short and long term, while maintaining a balanced relationship with money.
Roots of Wellness adapted from Wellness, UNH Health Services.
Last Updated: 1/28/16