Caregivers give and give, but who comforts them in return? To help them avoid
depletion, exhaustion and sacrifice … it is through dedicated self-care that those
who help others gain wisdom, develop a deeper sense of self and let go of
worry, guilt, and physical and emotional turmoil.
Taking Care of You and Personal Stress
Communicating and Emotions
Transitions and Tough Decisions
Wellness is an active process of becoming more aware of, and making choices toward
a more successful existence through a multi-dimensional approach to health.
Six Dimensions of Wellness
- Occupational – Finding satisfaction in rewarding and meaningful work that utilizes unique personal skills and talents and enhances lifestyle. Expressing values and commitment through paid or volunteer work that contributes to overall well-being.
- Physical – Making health a priority by being regularly physically active, and making proper nutrition choices. Being aware of how our body best functions, how we feel, and how we manage stress. Creating balance by making positive health choices and seeking appropriate medical care.
- Social – Understanding and valuing the interconnectedness between human beings. Respecting family and community through effective communication. Recognizing the importance of a healthy living environment and respect for the natural world. Striving for positive, interdependent relationships to foster harmonious living.
- Intellectual – Committing to life-long learning and personal development. Seeking out opportunities beyond “book knowledge” that include creativity, critical thinking, and being gin tuition and expressive.
- Spiritual – Realizing the importance of questioning the meaning and purpose of life and the lives of others. Appreciating that not everything can be understood. Becoming tolerant of other viewpoints while still holding fast to personal values, goals and purpose. Developing a sense of unity and wholeness, and turning thoughts into action.
- Emotional – Being emotionally self-aware by accepting, managing and expressing feelings. Seeking out and nurturing trusting, committed and mutually respectful relationships. Having a positive outlook and recognizing challenge, risk and conflict as opportunities for emotional growth.