The emotionally well person is able to appropriately express and manage the entire range of feelings, including anger, fear, happiness and sadness. They possess high self-esteem, a sense of humor, and a positive body image. They develop independence from parents/guardians, accept responsibility for themselves and their actions, and seek professional support when needed.
Career wellness involves gaining personal satisfaction and enrichment in life through work. It is both challenging and rewarding, helping develop an attitude of commitment to shape the framework of a successful career. The occupationally well person enjoys a role that is consistent with his or her beliefs, goals, lifestyle, personality, and values.
The socially well person has a network of friends and family to whom they can turn to for support, validation, and sharing of life experiences. Relationships are based on interdependence (rather than codependence), mutual trust and respect, equity of power and cultural competence. They seek interaction with people, issues, and programs that differ from their own experiences and points of view.
The spiritually well person explores spiritual concepts of themselves and others in the discovery of meaning and purpose in human existence. They develop an appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and the natural forces that exist in the universe. They recognize the relationship between spirituality and identity in themselves and others.
A physically well person has a varied & nutritionally balanced diet; gets an adequate amount of sleep; engages in exercise regularly; and has medical check-ups when appropriate. They accept their sexual orientation & identity and engage in consensual sexual relationships consistent with their values & development. Unwanted consequences are minimized through communication & risk reduction methods.
The financially well person develops a healthy budget managing both income and expenditures. They develop a discipline of saving to prepare for short-term, long-term, and emergency expenses. They manage credit cards and other consumer credit usage responsibly and develop the skills to manage resources.
The intellectually well person values education and engages in lifelong learning. They pursue activities that increase knowledge, develop moral reasoning, foster critical thinking and expand worldviews. In addition, they appreciate the fine arts, and value intuition, empathy and understanding as forms of knowing.
Creatively well individuals seek to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world through a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences that shape their awareness of themselves and others. They value and actively participate in the arts as a means for self-expression, stress relief, enhancing innovative thinking, and skill-building. They also make a conscious effort to construct an atmosphere that fosters creativity and individuality.
Environmental wellness is about appreciating the external environment and understanding the role individuals play in it. Preserving, protecting, and improving the environment are also important. The environmentally well person recognizes that there are limits to controlling the environment and seeks a relationship where both can grow, function, and thrive.