Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness. It is a dynamic process of change and growth.
"... a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- The World of Health Organization
"a conscious, self-directed, and evolving process of achieving full potential."
- The National Wellness Institute.
Why Wellness Matters
Our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. Everyone needs to achieve optimal wellness to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness, and ensure positive interactions. Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. It is an ongoing circle.
There are eight dimensions of wellness Intellectual, emotional, occupational, environmental, financial, spiritual, physical, and social. Each of the dimensions is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health. One can reach an optimal level of wellness by understanding how to maintain and optimize each wellness dimension.