Dimensions of Wellness
After writing a brief blog (https://tomcundiff.com/2014/01/21/ministry-tool-box-i-dare-you-to-live-a-balanced-life/) about William Danforth’s book, “I DARE YOU” I encountered a short article by Kelsey Osterman and Cyntia Ray in Presbyterian Outlook (http://www.pres-outlook.com/) that shares six dimensions of wellness to include in everyday life. Quote:
Physical: Participation in regular physical activities.
Intellectual: Encouraging continued learning, problem solving and creativity.
Vocational: Having a purpose. Preparing fdor and participating in activities that provide personal satisfaction and life enrichment.
Emotional: Feeling positive and enthusiastic about ourselves and life; recognition of feelings, seeking and maintaining satisfying relationships and stress coping.
Social: Living in harmony with others and seeking posiutive interdependent relationships with others.
Spiritual: Having a positive, personal value and belief system that we strive to nurture; acting in ways that are consistent with our values and beliefs. As we think of wellness, let’s remember that we are whole persons in the eyes of God and each other.”
Six “dimensions” I plan to integrate into my weekly journaling. TBC