Wellness

Campus Recreation strives to provide the university community with opportunities to adopt healthy and well-balanced lifestyles through programming and resources and to foster an environment in which the university community can grow in their overall health and wellness. If you have questions, please email us at campusrec@umw.edu.


8 Dimensions of Wellness

We believe that in order to be truly healthy, an individual should strive towards succeeding in all 8 components of wellness.
Wellness Self Assessment: How would you rate yourself on a scale from 1-10 on the following 8 dimensions of wellness? Once you identify the areas that you feel least “well” in, look at the activities listed below that dimension and see what actions you can take!

  1. Emotional Wellness is coping effectively with life’s stressors and creating satisfying relations
    • Practice mindfulness, meditation, and breathing exercises
    • Talk with a counselor, close friend, or family member
    • Make time to relieve stress through physical activities
    • Work on one of the other 7 dimensions of wellness which may, as a result, improve emotional wellness
  2. Environmental Wellness is occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support your well-being
    • Create a living space that makes you happy
    • Spend time outdoors
    • Understand and work to improve the interaction between the environment, yourself, and the community
  3. Financial Wellness is satisfaction with your current and future financial situations
    • Budget your money
    • Make an income
  4. Intellectual Wellness is recognizing your creative abilities and finding ways to expand your knowledge and skills
    • Do activities that spark your creativity
    • Allow yourself to think critically
    • Learn new skills and information
  5. Occupational Wellness is finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in your work
    • Find work that serves your purpose
  6. Physical Wellness is recognizing the need for physical activity, proper nutrition, and sleep
    • Move your body often
    • Fuel yourself with nutrient dense foods
    • Get enough sleep
  7. Social Wellness is having a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
    • Meet new people
    • Surround yourself with a positive social network
    • Spend time with others
  8. Spiritual Wellness is expanding your sense of purpose and meaning in life
    • Define your personal philosophy
    • Identify your values and beliefs
    • Meditate