"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." --Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Wellness combines eight dimensions of well-being into a quality way of living. Being well goes beyond just physical activity and nutrition. Wellness at UW-Whitewater encompasses all aspects of living life to the fullest. By balancing these dimensions, you can improve your overall quality of life.
Social wellness is having positive interactions and enjoying being with others. Social well-being is enhanced by establishing supportive social networks through meaningful relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
Social Wellness ideas at UWW:
Attend Warhawk athletic events
Join a student organization
Volunteer in community events
Events in the UC
Events or gatherings in your residence hall
A healthy body maintained by good nutrition, regular exercise, avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, and seeking medical assistance when necessary.
Physical Wellness ideas at UWW:
Exercise at the Williams Center
Visit Health Services
Eat well at Esker and Drumline
Emotional wellness is having a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong sense of self and the ability to recognize and share a wide range of feelings with others in a constructive way. It also involves being attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, whether positive or negative.
Emotional Wellness ideas at UWW:
Visit UHCS for free counseling!
Spiritual wellness is a set of guiding beliefs, principles or values that give meaning and purpose to your life. It involves the capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, altruism, and fulfillment. Spiritual wellness does not adhere to any particular religion and many people can find meaning and purpose in their lives on their own.
Spiritual Wellness ideas at UWW:
Free mindfulness class at Ambrose Health Center
Spend time alone/meditate
Find faith-based organizations
Environmental wellness requires clean air, pure water, quality food, adequate shelter, satisfactory work conditions, personal safety and healthy relationships. Striving to be environmentally well improves the standard of living and quality of health in our environment.
Environmental Wellness ideas at UWW:
Join a student organization like S.A.G.E
Participate in Earth Week
Get involved with the campus garden
Occupational wellness includes the ability to balance work and leisure time. Success with your choice of profession, career ambitions and personal performance are important components in seeking occupational wellness.
Occupational Wellness ideas at UWW:
Visit Career & Leadership Development to create a resume and cover letter
Apply for a campus job
Gain an internship in your field of study
Intellectual wellness is life-long learning through educational and life experiences. This allows the capacity to think critically, be open to new ideas and motives to master new skills.
Intellectual Wellness ideas at UWW:
Read a book for fun
Watch a documentary
Visit a museum
Visit the Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery
See a show at the Young Auditorium
Financial wellness is being able to fully meet current and ongoing financial obligations, feeling secure in one's financial future, and the ability to make choices that allow enjoyment of life.
Financial Wellness ideas at UWW:
meet with staff from the campus Financial Literacy Center to develop budget
create a bank account/establish a line of credit