Dimensions of Wellness Did you know that being physically fitdoes not necessarily imply you are well?
What is Mental Wellness?• To explain it, we have to know what is considered well. It is an active process that means having a healthy balance in all areas of our life. Mental wellness can contribute to positive and negative influences. Below are the dimensions considered in evaluating a persons wellness, each person is different and will have their own areas to work on or improve.• These are ten dimensions of wellness:• Social• Occupational• Spiritual• Physical• Intellectual• Emotional• Environmental• Financial• Mental• Medical
How to Improve?Mental wellness has dimensions of its own andcan be influenced by a persons social andbiological environments. Poor nutrition, limitedphysical activity and undue stress are someexamples of those factors.. Evaluating your circumstances can be achievedby finding out what areas in your life add to yourmental stress.
Tips for Mental Wellness• Make a list of what is causing your stress, and dissect it. If possible try to diminish or eliminate those issues. Positive or negative all of these contribute to your wellness or lack there of.• Try exercise, eating healthy, resting well and eliminating stressors. Small tweaks can help aid in achieving your goal of mental wellness.
Make it Work• Mental stress has a large impact on everyone, some more than others, it is essential to have an outlet. Left to its own devices it can be harmful, cause medical issues and can create further mental issues that may lead a person to anxiety or depression• “Sixty to 90 percent of people who commit suicide suffer from depression.” (online article)• http://www.definitionofwellness.com/dimensions-of- wellness/mental-wellness.html