Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness Wheel

Wellness Wheel

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Spiritual Dimension: deals with the personal search for meaning and direction. For myself, it will deal with my relationship with God, studying the bible, praying and meditating. (Deuteronomy 6:5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. NLT)

Financial Dimension: deals with satisfaction with current and future financial situations, retirement plans and meeting basic needs. (Proverbs 14:23 Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty. NLT)

Physical Dimension– deals with taking care of your body by getting enough exercise, eating well, avoiding destructive behaviors and getting enough sleep. It is our ability to maintain a healthy quality of life. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. NLT)

Environmental Dimension: deals with our surroundings, including our home environment and world around us that support healthy living habits through clean, pleasant environments, recycling and caring for our home and earth. (Genesis 2:15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. NLT and Proverbs 31:27a She carefully watches everything in her household….)

Intellectual Dimension: deals the use of your mind and it might include activities like continuous learning, creative projects, reading, writing, knowledge of current events, critical thinking, and applying knowledge to situations. It is our ability to use experiences and new ideas. (Proverbs 4:5-6 Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them. 6 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you. NLT)

Social Dimension: deals with our relationships to others through interaction, sense of belonging to a unit of people, family ties, volunteering, community involvement, and being connected. It is our ability to relate to and connect with other people. (Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. NLT)

Occupational Dimension: deals with your job (be it outside the home or as a stay at home mom, or as a student), personal satisfaction, internal and external rewards gained from job, and maintaining balance between work and leisure times. (Colossians 3:23-24  Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.)

Emotional Dimension: deals with awareness, acceptance and management of feelings, adjustment to change, coping with stress, maintaining relationships. It is our ability to understand our feelings and handle them appropriately. (Philippians 4:6-8 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.)

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