Well-being is the combination of what we think and feel about our lives; the experience of positive emotions such as happiness and contentment, as well as the development of one’s potential, having some control over one’s life, having a sense of purpose, experiencing positive relationships, and overall life satisfaction. At UNCG, we use the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as a framework for our students in their life-long process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life, in college and beyond. 

Wellness is not a destination, it is a personal journey that evolves over a lifetime.  It is our hope that the following information about the eight Dimensions of Wellness will help you get started or continue on your health and well-being journey. Becoming familiar with each of the dimensions will help promote self-and community care, as well as help identify areas that you may be neglecting. These dimensions are interconnected. Neglecting one area will affect the others. Focusing on all eight dimensions will help you bring balance into your life so that you can thrive and flourish on your journey through college and beyond.

8 Dimensions of Wellness Wheel

eight dimensions of wellness

Engage, connect, and thrive within your UNCG community. Learn More about Social Wellness

Prioritize your nutrition, exercise, and restful sleep. Learn More about Physical Wellness

Foster your self-awareness, express, and accept diverse thoughts and feelings. Learn More about Emotional Wellness

Embrace and celebrate your culture and enhance the diversity that strengthens UNCG. Learn More about Cultural Wellness

Cultivate your personal space and live in harmony with nature and your surroundings. Learn More Environmental Wellness

Engage in creative and stimulating activities to broaden your knowledge and showcase your unique talents. Learn More Intellectual Wellness

Pursue work that brings personal satisfaction, aligning with your values, goals, and lifestyle. Learn More about Career Wellness

Live within your means, manage your money for peace of mind, and build a healthy mindset around finances. Learn More about Financial Wellness

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