Emotional Dimension Of Wellness! Do You Know Where You're Heading
The aim of this womens health article is to help you explore the emotional dimension of wellness, within the context of mental, intellectual and emotional wellbeing. This is with a view to assessing the significance of each of these three categories in determining your overall emotional health journey to total wellness.
In the first of your 7 dimensions of wellness - Physical Health Dimension, we looked at the categories of physical activity, food nutrition, the environment and the importance of the associated factors to your physical health and wellness.
Associated to your psychological / emotional dimension of wellness are factors that relate to the three categories of mental wellness, emotional wellness and intellectual wellness.
For ease, I will be referring to these three categories under the umbrella of your emotional dimension of wellness, rather than using the term 'psychological dimension'.
Each of these categories are outlined below and where relevant, are linked to additional wellness resources you can tap into to further build upon your emotional dimension of wellness skills.
Your emotional dimension of wellness (or emotional dimension) demand that you give it equal
priority if it is to continue serving you well.
Your body and mind are interconnected. In much the same way that you feed, exercise and rest your body, you need also to nurture your mind physically, mentally, emotionally and intellectually. Read on to
learn how you can set about ensuring your health journey to total wellness.
Psychological / emotional wellness dimension: mental category
The mental category of your emotional dimension of wellness relate to your ability to adequately manage difficult situations and the challenges life throws at you while, maintaining a healthy sense of perspective.
It refers to having a degree of emotional intelligence and an ability to discriminate between your available choices. That is, whether you choose to approach adversity from a problem-oriented mindset or from a solution-focused stance.
Though self-reliance is an admirable trait, you must also be
able to recognise when you need to seek additional help, advice or professional guidance.
The mental wellness aspect of your emotional dimension of wellness is also to do with whether you approach your life circumstance with realism. For instance, the extent to which you are being realistic about your personal expectations and your expectations of other people.
In addition, to what extent are you taking responsibility for your own conduct or your own shortfalls? It is very easy to attach blame to other people for the things or events in life that don't go according to plan. 'Blaming' can happen on many levels and in some instances can be very subtle as well as damaging.
For example, you can inadvertently blame your colleagues for your heavy workload because they're not pulling their weight. However, on closer scrutiny, you may find that you're playing the martyr role.
The real issue is therefore your inability to assert yourself and, in not assuming responsibility for your colleagues' work; not your colleagues dumping on you.
Conversely, should your Esteem and Self be low, it can be all too easy to blame yourself over any perceived lack of achievement in your life.
To what extent are you able to acknowledge that 'although things didn't work out as I expected this time, I now know where I made the mistake and how to get things right next time?'
As you can see, the mental aspect of your emotional dimension of wellness describes a healthy process of being able to foster a positive and optimistic outlook on life, its challenges; and, the ability to be accepting of any limitations - your own, as well as those that confront you.
From this healthy mindset, you are much better placed to being able to draw motivation and inspiration from both within and outside of yourself.
Your Journal will prove an invaluable resource that will help you explore your emotional dimension of wellness. This will include 'feelings' as well as helping you to effectively manage difficult life challenges and events.
Journaling will also enable you to explore your many and varied experiences through writing, self-exploration and sharing, within a safe environment, while enhancing your personal insights and learning.
Of Wellness: emotional wellness category
The emotional category within your emotional dimension of wellness comes in many forms and relate to your feelings. In general we experience several basic emotions. These include love, fear, joy, sadness, anger etc.,
How you manage, control or work with these emotions will be reflected in the strategies you employ (or do not employ) for coping. For instance:
How you choose to deal with issues around how you're feeling personally
The level of your positive sense of Self-Esteem
Your ability to cope with personal stress and
To adequately draw on stress-management/reduction techniques
All the above factors will determine the extent to which you are able to maintain emotional stability within your emotional dimension of wellness.
Stability within your emotional wellness dimension therefore relies upon your skill to perceive, to assess and to manage the various emotions you experience, as well as those of other people.
To achieve this you must be in possession of a positive and sound sense of self esteem, Self-image, self-regard and an ability to cope with and effectively manage both positive and negative emotions.
Research shows that maintaining a
happy and optimistic disposition contribute significantly to living a far happier and healthier life. It has also been shown
that people who laugh, who are sociable, who lead rich stimulating lives benefit from better efficiency and brain functioning than those leading passive lifestyles.
What is your assessment of your emotional dimension of wellness?
What is your level of ability to seek out positive emotional experiences and/or to engage in regular bouts of laughter? When last did you have a good belly laugh with your family or your friendship-network?
You can use the Health Womens Wellness Wheel to assess your level of health and wellness in your emotional dimension of wellness area. (You will find two additional wellness wheels here.
Once you have assessed how
you're doing, use this health skill for wellness exercise to help you assess and plan what you need to change or improve in your emotional dimension of wellness area.
Psychological wellness dimension: intellectual wellness category
The intellectual wellness category of your emotional dimension of
wellness relate to factors such as 'what' you think and 'how' you think. It is also to do with your ability to be able to rationalise situations, to have insight, to problem-solve and to engage in innovative thinking that leads to resolution of your situation.
Intellectual wellness is also about the quality of intellectually challenging and stimulating activities or pastimes in which you engage to stretch and expand your mind's capacity.
We are all continuously acquiring information and knowledge throughout our lives. How effective are you at learing from or indeed using this knowledge/information?
For instance, as you're reading this article, are you just going along with the flow and accepting with ease the written words? Or, are your own creative thinking processes being stimulated into formulating your own theories about what is being said?
Engaging your mind in creative and critical thinking on various levels is a must. You can expand your knowledge
by observing and becoming curious about what is going on both within and around you; how things are affecting you on a feeling level; and help you come up with strategies for dealing adequately with particular situations.
Not only will this help you in analysing your personal situation, circumstances and events, it will also help you to critically evaluate your wider networks too.
Other intellectual wellness factors will include the extent and depth of your listening skills and abilities. How well are you able to listen to the cues your body is sending you for instance? And, what is the extent of your ability to evaluate and apply that information for the benefit of further enhancing your emotional dimension of wellness.
A healthy mind need mental stimulation. It needs to be fed regularly with new experiences, mental challenges, knowledge and information that will stretch and expand it into tip top condition.
How rich are you in the mental, emotional and intellectual aspects of your emotional dimension of wellness? While you might be very active physically, have a busy social circle or a career to die for, how good are you at finding time to read a stimulating book, or sitting down to watch a program that make you laugh yourself to tears?
Your job or career might be be stretching your mental capacity but have you overlooked your need for some light hearted fun and play? If you take care of your emotional dimension of wellness, it will reward you by taking care of you!
Emotional Dimension Of Wellness Activities
Use this health skill for wellness guidance to self-monitor your wellness dimensions and set goals to change your life today...
Health Skill For Wellness Exercise
An invaluable health skill for wellness exercise tool with a selection of mental, intellectual and emotional wellness exercises. Learn how to assess your needs, nourish and stretch your brain, improve your emotional state and ...
Some Great Wellness Articles, Wellness Resources & Tools For Wellness
Definition Of Wellness
For many women, a definition of wellness is what they achieve from eating nutritiously, and from taking regular physical exercise.
While healthy eating and physical exercise are important aspects of wellness, wellness is far more than merely taking care of your nutrition and physical fitness...What's your definition?
Seven Dimensions Of Wellness
Do you know the 7 dimensions of Wellness?
Should one or more of your wellness dimensions be under or over-prioritised, your overall health will be out of sync and out of balance. Your aim is to obtain a degree of balance and harmony across all your 7 dimensions of health and wellness as explained in the wellness wheel...
Health Womens Wellness Wheel
This wellness article illustrates the 7 wellness dimensions of a life in balance with optimum rounded wellness and how to use the FREE Wellness Wheel
3 Free Wellness Wheels These 3 wellness wheels are excellent tools for wellness. Use them to build your own personal wellness resource for setting all your personal and health goals!
Physical wellness or a definition of physical health is far more than physical health and fitness. Health womens offer an alternative definition of health and wellness in the physical dimension of health
Womens Health and Personal Relationships Wellness
An understanding of the dynamics that constitute a healthy relationship can help you identify and set personal relationship goals to enhance your health, womens health and wellness. Here's How!
Family Health and Wellness
'You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family'!
There is good reason for paying closer attention to the dynamics taking place in your family and to the wider implications for health and wellness!
Womens Career Health And Wellness
How clear are you about why you do the work that you do? When it comes to career health womens choices may be influenced by responsibilities, necessity, or even a combination of the two.
What does this say about your career health and wellness?
Financial Health and Wellness
When last did you monitor your financial health and wellness? Learn the steps you must take to create, manage and conserve your financial health and wellness!
A womans Health and Happiness
If you cultivate a happy disposition, you impove your mental and emotional health in the process. Here's the key to achieving both. A womans health and happiness is easier to achieve
than you think..
Social Network Wellness Exercise
Health Womens social network wellness exercise represents one of 7 wellness dimensions. As you will see from the health womans wellness wheel article, these 7 dimensions refer to family/personal relationships; career/work; spiritual; physical; emotional well-being; and social network
Health And Spiritual Wellness
Spirituality or health and spiritual wellness can take on many different forms. How in touch are you with what constitute your unique health and spiritual well-being?
The term wellness monitor is associated with preventative steps - i.e. assessing, measuring and maintaining health and wellbeing. Used alongside the guidance offered in the other wellness articles will make you a formidable force ...
Health Skill For Wellness
So, you want to develop your health skill for wellness! Just where do you start and how do you even begin putting your health skills to use if you don't currently recognise them as skills? Here's How!
Health Skill For Wellness Exercise
The health skill for wellness exercise and activites in this and
the previous wellness article relate to your psychological/ emotional dimension of wellness. These wellness articles are designed to help you assess your degree of emotional wellbeing in mental, emotional and intellectual wellness
Wellness resources, including wellness tools, wellness articles,
books,cd's and natural health products for your health and well-being
A natural Wellness Formula is an excellent way to give your immune system
a much needed boost. But what are the benefits of wellness formulas? When should you use them? And what crucial ingredients should you look for...
Buy Wellness Formula!
Wellness Formula is an impressive and powerful antioxidant and
immune system builder! Just what you need to get you on the road
to recovery, health and wellness!
Health And Wellness Products
Wellness can be defined as 'the pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. For the benefit of this article, wellness products are being looked at in the context of 'over the counter drugs, health supplements v natural homemade health remedies and the implications
for your health...
Health Product Wellness - Your Health In Their Hands?
Cosmetics is as much a part of the bigger picture of womens health and wellness product solutions as is any other wellness products.
You pay attention to your diet and what's in the foods you eat. You even go to the trouble of finding the best health care practitioners or providers, but how much attention do you pay to your cosmetics, what's in them and how safe they are to use as health products for your wellness? An eye opening wellness article!
Womens Health And Wellness
The current 'buzz' word is wellness. It is either this
womens health and wellness product or that! The definitions of what constitute womens health and wellness products are as varied as they are wide...
A Selection of wellness articles, wellness resources and tools for wellness: an invaluable source of information, guidance and
Ready To Set Your Health And Wellness Goals?
Free Goalsetting Guidance, Goal-Setting Forms and
Goal Setting Action Plans
Health Womens Healthy Living Goals hope you have enjoyed these wellness articles and invite you to submit your own wellness stories, commentary or wellness articles to our web site. This way,
we can create a well rounded wellness resource of wellness articles which will benefit each and every visitor to this site.
You will find the invitation form for wellness articles, your wellness story or commentary at
Definition Of Wellness.
"If you keep on going the way you're going you'll end up where you're heading - which direction are you aiming for?"(Unknown Author)
The information on this site is purely of educational value and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
Subscribe To Health Womens
Free Newsletter, 'Inside Insight'
and receive up to date information, news, healthy eating recipes/tips and beauty secrets + FREE goal setting guidance and goal forms
Return From Emotional Dimension Of Wellness To Health Womens Healthy Living Goals Home Page