Growing A Culture of Well-being
Making regular investments in our well-being provides us the opportunity to develop habits that will help us implement the transformations we want to see in our lives, the lives of our families,and even the lives of our students and community.
Emotional Well-being is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. Emotional Well-being also implies the ability to be aware of and accept our feelings, rather than deny them, have an optimistic approach to life, and enjoy life despite its occasional disappointments and frustrations.
Financial Well-being is the ability to balance and manage financial needs and wants with income, debts, savings, and investments.
Intellectual Well-being is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Well-being.
Social Well-being is the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Social Well-being also includes the ability to engage and make a positive impact on the community.
Physical Well-being is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine checkups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits(tobacco, drugs,alcohol,etc.)will lead to optimal Physical Well-being.