What are the 7 Integral Dimensions of Wellness?

7 Dimensions of Wellness

The word wellness invokes thoughts of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. There are 7 dimensions that lead to a quality life of optimal health and well-being. At The Root Remedy, we are passionate about integrating all of these dimensions not only in our product but in our business practices as well.

Delve deeper in the process: 

Physical: Physical wellness defines healthy behaviors including proper exercise, proper nutrition, and abstaining from harmful habits such as drug use. It also encompasses physical activity which releases endorphins to make us happy. Being physically active does a lot more for your mental and emotional state than you think. This is why all of the 7 dimensions are connected.

Emotional:  Emotions, emotions. They take us on a ride from sadness to anger, from bitterness to happiness. Emotional wellness is usually defined as having the ability to express all ranges of emotions and then having the ability to properly analyze them. Being emotionally well is to feel and express human emotions, such as happiness, sadness, and self-acceptance. Mastery and control of your emotions is the ultimate goal.

Intellectual: People who possess a high level of intellectual wellness have an active mind and continue to learn. The mind needs to be constantly stimulated or it gets stagnant and uninspired. Keeping our minds aroused allows us to continue to learn and grow within our wellness journey.

Social: Humans are social creatures at the core. Our social interactions shape who we are and how people view us daily. Learning good communication skills, developing intimacy with others, and creating a support network of friends and family are all ways to help us socially. Also, contributing to your community and giving back are fulfilling ways to be socially active.

Spiritual: Meaning, purpose, and faith are all at the root of spiritual wellness. It’s that feeling inside of you that knows there is a higher power. Spending time alone, meditating, listening to your spirit, and living by your principles will allow you to operate on a higher vibration spiritually. Seeking your purpose and living in it will allow you to grow spiritually indefinitely.

Environmental: Environmental wellness is rooted in your respect for mother nature. God created the heavens and the earth and respect for her is essential. Recycling, conserving water, and minimizing chemical waste are all ways you can nourish your emotional wellness.

Occupational: Last but not least is occupational wellness.  Using your gifts, skills, and talents to gain purpose attributes to satisfaction in this area. Having satisfaction and fulfillment in your work shouldn’t be a luxury or pipe dream. The goal is to have an occupation where work doesn’t have to feel like work.

Continual growth in all 7 dimensions will groom you into finding true purpose in your life.

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