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Wellbeing themes

What are wellbeing themes?

To help you discover what is most important to you when it comes to your health, we have identified 7 themes of wellbeing.  Some of these themes may not be important to you, or you may relate to all of them. No one can tell you what is right for you. You are in control of your own health and wellbeing. 

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Emotional wellness involves the awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our feelings and having the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. Being emotionally well doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re happy all the time. It is the strength to power through the storm and keep the sail steady.


Physical wellness involves moving your body through exercise, ensuring you have a balanced and nutritious diet, you are getting enough sleep and are practicing positive lifestyle choices. All of these contribute to taking care of your body and being physically healthy and well.


Social wellness means you have a positive connection with friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or anyone else who is important to you. You may have a large social network or just a few individual relationships. Social wellness means different things to different people and that is fine by us!


Intellectual wellness means you actively seek out new learning opportunities. You stimulate your mind through creative hobbies, speak multiple languages, read books that teaches you something new or participate in a club that enhances your intellectual interests. Anything that gets your mind ticking!


Environmental wellness means you are taking care of your personal surroundings and your global environment. This means you recycle your household waste, de-clutter your home, participate in a group that supports your local area to be litter-free or helps tackle climate change.


Financial wellness is about being in control of your day-to-day finances and having the financial freedom to make choices that allow you to enjoy life. You have a financial plan or a budget, so you are able to live within your means now and for future years.


Spiritual wellness is having a sense of meaningfulness in your life and knowing that you have a purpose to fulfil. There are many factors that play a part in this and this includes you own beliefs, values, morals and religious faith. You meditate, practice yoga, practice a religion, or spend time alone to reflect.

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