Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is more than just physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of our states of physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, environmental, spiritual and social wellness. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in ways that contribute to your own quality of life.

Social Wellness

Social wellness is your ability to interact with those around you. It refers to developing and maintaining healthy relationships with people in your life or people you just meet. In gaining confidence and showing respect for others, you will build a strong support system.

Test your social wellness. Do you: Plan of action: If you need help, you can always seek help.
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Emotional Wellness

This is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with challenges life can have. It is the ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness, hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner. It really means paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, regardless of whether they are positive or negative. It means that you are able to express your true feelings, and that you work to maintain an optimistic approach to life.

What is emotional wellness? Being able to: Test your emotional wellness: If you answered "no" to any of these questions it may indicate that you need to focus on your emotional wellness.

Plan of action: Learn more about counseling and disability services at Carroll University.

Spiritual Wellness

Our spiritual wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our own lives utilizing the values and beliefs that provide purpose. In addition to living in a way that is consistent with our own beliefs, that usually means being tolerant and open to the beliefs and values of others 

Test your spiritual wellness:

If you answered "no" to any of the following it may indicate that you need to focus on your spiritual wellness.

Learn more about spiritual life at Carroll University.

Environmental Wellness

Our environmental wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of air, water, land and environment that surrounds us. Our environment includes our home, communities and our planet. Environmental wellness is finding the balance between the Earth and self and the interaction with nature and personal environment. The goal is to protect your environment as much as possible and decrease the harm done to the planet. Examples of environmental hazards are air pollution, noise and water pollution, among others.

Test your environmental wellness:

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your environmental wellness.

Plan of action:

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Occupational Wellness

Occupational wellness is the ability to balance your work, school and leisure time. It might also mean addressing workplace stress issues and/ or building relationships with co-workers. College is a prime time to explore different career options and gain experience in the professional field. You may also work while being a student.​

Test your occupational wellness:

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, it may indicate that you need to focus on your occupational wellness.

Learn more about campus employment opportunities for students and Career Services at Carroll University.

Intellectual Wellness

This is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. It is the desire to learn, improve our skills and seek challenges. College is the perfect place to improve your intellectual ability.​

Test your intellectual wellness:

If you answered "no" to any of these questions it may indicate that you need to focus on your intellectual wellness.

Plan of action:

Physical Wellness

Our physical wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without fatigue or stress. It means recognizing any destructive habits we may have and adopting healthy ones.

Plan of action:

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