9 Core Dimensions of Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of one’s life across multiple dimensions: Intellectual, emotional, spiritual, vocational, career, financial, relational, environmental, and physical.

Emotional

Definition

Emotional Wellbeing involves acknowledging, managing, and expressing one’s feelings. It also involves pursing a clear view of the world as it is, finding one’s place in it and recognizing challenge, risk and conflict as opportunities for emotional growth.

Learning Outcomes

  • To acknowledge, manage, and express feelings.
  • To understand the importance that balance has for their overall wellbeing.
  • To recognize that all experiences provide opportunities for emotional growth.

Emotional Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Physical

Definition

Physical Wellbeing involves taking care of one’s body and the ability to live a productive life with vigor and ease.

Learning Outcomes

  • To incorporate physical activity into one’s daily life.
  • To make educated and thoughtful nutritional choices.
  • To develop an awareness of the importance of sleep.

Physical Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Relational

Definition

Relational Wellbeing reflects one’s ability to engage effectively with the surrounding communities by developing positive relationships, respect for others, multicultural competences and concern for community welfare.

Learning Outcomes

  • To engage in practices that increase acceptance and respect for others in one’s community.
  • To recognize the basic foundation of healthy relationships.
  • To have increased multicultural competence.

Relational Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Spiritual

Definition

Spiritual Wellbeing acknowledges one’s discovery and celebration of the deeper meaning and Divine Reality in life. It involves the exploration of the values, beliefs and practices that provide meaning and direction for one’s life as well as a respect for the spiritual path of others. It involves a sense of wonder, gratitude and connectedness with self, others and creation.

Learning Outcomes

  • To have an increased awareness of one’s values, beliefs and convictions and respect for the spiritual practices of others.
  • To explore and engage in spiritual practices that involve mind, body and spirit.
  • To act in accord with the values, beliefs and convictions that one espouses.

Spiritual Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Intellectual

Definition

Intellectual wellbeing involves having the tools, awareness, motivation and capability to gain unbiased knowledge of the world. Learning to be curious, skeptical and fair-minded are essential qualities of an individual who has intellectual wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

  • To recognize the integration between one’s academic and community experiences.
  • To develop the capacity to have an informed understanding of a wide range of topics and issues.
  • To develop critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and communication skills.

Intellectual Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Career

Definition

Career Wellbeing is having the clarity, confidence, and connections to use one’s strengths to daily engage in meaningful and purposeful work.

Learning Outcomes

  • To analyze and articulate one’s interests, skills, values and strengths.
  • To develop and implement career plans which consider ethical and global implications.
  • To identify, evaluate, and use sources of information relevant to making career decisions.

Career Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Financial

Definition

Financial wellbeing is the ability to make educated decisions in order to be confident and secure with one’s financial situation.

Learning Outcomes

  • To be aware of the future impact of one’s current financial choices.
  • To understand how personal financial security creates increased opportunities for giving back to organizations that one cares about.
  • To utilize financial tools to assess one’s current situation, develop financial goals, and regularly monitor progress toward those goals.

Financial Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Environmental

Definition

Environmental Wellbeing means living as an integral part of an environment that supports physical, mental, and social wellbeing, while at the same time living consciously in ways that maintain and improve that healthy environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand one’s impact on the physical world and minimize one’s own personal footprint.
  • To appreciate the importance of sustainability, and show this through one’s lifestyle choices.
  • To encourage engagement in meaningful experiences in and with the natural world.

Environmental Wellbeing Resources on Campus

Vocational

Definition

Vocational Wellbeing reflects the intentional, life-giving alignment of who you are, what you do, and what the world needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • To utilize one’s gifts and talents in the community and the larger world.
  • To consider a purposeful calling in life.
  • To develop an ongoing and intentional commitment to a full life of service and leadership.

Vocational Wellbeing Resources on Campus