Dimensions of Wellness
Our philosophy at BH WELL is simple.
At BH WELL, we want everyone to have the chance to live their best life and be well! In an effort to meet that goal, we have broken down health into 8 different dimensions of wellness: Financial, Social, Occupational, Intellectual, Environmental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual. Part of being well is understanding how the 8 different dimensions of wellness impact your life.
These icons represent the 8 dimensions of wellness:
As you go through the website, you will see these terms and icons. Take your time to think through how you may be able to improve specific dimensions of your life. By paying attention to the different dimensions you can start thinking about what elements of your health are in good shape and which dimensions could use some improvement.
8 Dimensions of Wellness
Learn more about the 8 dimensions of wellness.
Video Explanation of the 8 dimensions of wellness
Definitions of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness
Financial well-being is the satisfaction with your current finances as well as comfort surrounding your future finances.
Social well-being is the ability to interact in a healthy way with those around us. This involves having supportive friends and family, developing deep connections, and the ability to communicate in healthy ways.
Occupational well-being is how you use your skills and abilities to enrich your own life as well as the lives of those around you. Attitude is related to satisfaction regarding your work, whether it be paid or unpaid.
Intellectual well-being is the ability to constantly expand upon one’s own knowledge through creative and stimulating activities and experiences and to share what is already known with others. It is the exercising of the mind.
Environmental well-being is experiencing daily living in harmony with the environment. This includes living and working in pleasant, safe, and stimulating environments.
Physical well-being is how one takes care of their body through proper nutrition, exercise, sleep, hydration, medical checkups, safe sex, and weight management.
Emotional well-being is the awareness and ability to express feelings and emotions in healthy ways. It is the sense of fulfillment and achievement in life and includes self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-esteem, and optimism.
Spiritual well-being is having a meaningful and purpose-filled life. Spirituality not only involves a belief and faith but also can offer hope and a will to live.
As you go through our site think about which dimensions or elements of your well-being are well off and which dimensions you could improve. We hope that by breaking down your health into smaller concepts it becomes easier to understand how you can improve your overall health!