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Eight Dimensions of Wellness - Tips for a Healthier, Happier You!


Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships

  • Seek support for coping with your emotions
  • Find ways to view challenges as opportunities
  • Form appropriate strategies for managing stress
  • Acknowledge how thoughts and feelings affect your well-being



Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support your well-being

  • Paint a wall, organize a closet or donate extra household items
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Evaluate your space and see how you can make it safer
  • Choose behaviors and environments that reduce risk and promote a healthy, active lifestyle


Satisfaction with current and future financial situations

  • Budget and spend thoughtfully and carefully
  • Open checking and savings accounts
  • Meet with a retirement specialist
  • Acquire and practice fiscally responsible behaviors including planning for short term, long term, and emergency expenses


Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

  • Take a class or read a book
  • Research a topic that interests you
  • Work on a sudoku or crossword puzzle
  • Increase awareness of current events


Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work

  • Communicate with your supervisor regularly
  • Develop your skills and confidence to reach your career goals
  • Be mindful and respectful of others while actively contributing to a climate of inclusion
  • Establish leadership skills


Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep

  • Try to be active 30 minutes a day 3 days a week
  • Get regular check-ups
  • Avoid tobacco, drugs and alcohol
  • Apply knowledge of nutrition, fitness, personal hygiene and health care in one’s daily life.


Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

  • Establish and maintain satisfying interpersonal relationships
  • Pursue opportunities for enjoyment of shared interests with others
  • Join a club, social group, support group, or volunteer group
  • Connect with one person each day


Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

  • Find a community that shares your spiritual outlook
  • Find meaningful ways to express one’s human spirit
  • Differentiate between one’s thoughts and feelings
  • Understand the mind and body connection


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