The 8 Dimensions of Wellness
WELLNESS IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY TOWARD OPTIMUM HEALTH
It is an ongoing process that involves personal time and commitment
Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices towards a more successful existence.
(National Wellness Institute.)
The Eight Wellness Wheel shows how the dimensions work together.
Like a bike wheel, if all of the spokes or dimensions are functioning at optimum levels then the wheel rolls along smoothly.
If however, one of the spikes or dimensions becomes weak, or if the tire loses air, the wheel will run off course.
While physical wellness is important, it is only one of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.
When one dimension is strong, it strengthens and positively affects the other dimensions.