2 October 2014
The Seven Dimensions of Wellness
What does wellness mean to me? Well, wellness to me is being healthy in every aspect of life. It is not just when you aren’t feeling sick. It is when you strive to be in good health with anything whether it’s studying for a test, eating healthy foods, or just simply interacting with friends. With this there is always room for improvement when it comes to anybody. So I have set some goals with the seven dimensions of wellness and by the end of the semester I would like to achieve all of them.
One aspect of wellness is social. Social Wellness is the ability to relate and connect with other people in our world. Currently, I think I am doing pretty well in this category but as I mentioned before there is always room for improvement. Right now I tend to spend most of my time with my close-knit group of people that I have befriended by being a part of different drumlines. As much as I enjoy spending a lot of my time with them and I would never change that I would still like to branch out to possibly a different group of friends whom I still have similar interests in.
Another attribute to wellness is emotional. Emotional Wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. This is a quality that I have been on and off for quite some time and at this time it is something I am struggling with a little. Real life is getting closer and closer with each passing day and as it gets near I keep thinking about the future and where and I’ll be and what I’ll be doing. I am having a hard time grasping this because I do not have the slightest clue to what I want to accomplish in life and what I really want to be. So I guess my short-term goal with this would be to not freak out so much about being an adult because although it is coming up, it is still far down the road.
With emotional wellness also comes spiritual wellness. Spiritual Wellness is the