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Dimensions of Wellness

Your holistic wellness is made up of many different elements. These elements, or dimensions of wellness, help build a different part of your overall well-being. Read what each dimension means below. Then, check out this helpful guide, created by experts here at Purdue, to learn even more about how you can live out all eight dimensions of wellness.

Physical Wellness

Recognizing the need for, and seeking out, good nutrition, sleep, and physical activity.

Emotional Wellness

Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

Occupational Wellness

Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work. 

Environmental Wellness

Cultivating good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being. 

Financial Wellness

Satisfaction with current and future financial situations. 

Social Wellness

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

Intellectual Wellness

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. 

Spiritual Wellness

Explanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.