The Well-Being Wheel

Wellness vs. Well-Being: What's the Difference? 

Wellness is...

an active process that helps individuals reach their optimal well-being by integrating all the dimensions of wellness into their lives: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and financial.

Well-being is... 

is an optimal and dynamic state that allows people to achieve their full potential (e.g., happiness, functioning, fulfillment, satisfaction) through both the individual pursuit of wellness and the commitment and support of the communities to which they belong. 

Making choices surrounding wellness and well-being involves SKILLS that are developed through KNOWLEDGE and SELF-AWARNESS, along with COMMUNITY SUPPORT. There are many services and programs through Health & Wellness and other resources on campus that can help.

Learn about the Health & Wellness Philosophy

The Well-Being Wheel

The Well-Being Wheel can be used as a tool to check in with your wellness to better understand what is going well and what may be challenging.

 

Health & Wellness Well-Being Wheel

As you look at the Wheel, you can ask yourself: How can I align my values with my choices? How do my identities, strengths, and experiences affect my wellness? How is my community supporting my wellness? How am I contributing to others’ wellness?

Explore the 8 Dimensions of Your Wellness

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Emotional
Wellness

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Environmental
Wellness

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Financial
Wellness

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Intellectual
Wellness

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Occupational
Wellness

nutrition

Physical
Wellness

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Social
Wellness

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Spiritual
Wellness