Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Service Audience:
  • New Employee
  • Current Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Faculty


What is Wellness?

Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health, and vice versa. It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being.

Remember that wellness is not the absence of illness or stress. You can still strive for wellness even if you are experiencing these challenges in your life.

What Are the Eight Dimensions of Wellness?


Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.


Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.


Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.


Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.


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


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


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


Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work.