Intellectual wellness allows you to seek out ways to be creative and use your knowledge and skills. To keep your mind sharp, consider reading and/or joining a book club, doing puzzles and/or playing challenging games, learning a new language or musical instrument, listening to an educational lecture or podcast, or trying a new hobby.
Physical wellness is made up of a variety of factors, including physical activity, healthy nutrition, and adequate sleep. Physical wellness can be maintained through a healthy diet, a consistent good night’s sleep, as well as regular physical activity. Physical wellness is also improved by avoiding behavior that is harmful to your body, such as excessive drinking or smoking.
Social wellness is a sense of connectedness and belonging. Spending time with friends and family, bonding with colleagues, or joining a club or organization are great ways to nurture our social wellness. If you’re feeling alone or isolated, consider trying new things and becoming involved with community activities that allow you to meet new people and make genuine connections.
Establishing new, improved habits that support our wellness goals and values can be challenging, but is a crucial component in living a self-directed, healthy and connected life. Taking the necessary time and energy to developing healthier routines and habits in our lives can have incredible benefits, both mentally and physically.