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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other.” For this reason, it’s important to take care of both your mental and physical health.

Find balance – The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Did you know that there are Eight Dimensions of Wellness? Listed below are all eight and ways you can be well on Clemson’s campus! Keep these eight dimensions of wellness in mind as you make everyday choices, and try to improve any that you may be lacking or weak in. Find balance in your life!

  • Emotional Wellness

    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.

    • Maintain a positive outlook.

    • Build a strong support system.

    • Check out the TAO program through CAPS: Therapy Assistance Online, or TAO, includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness and substance use issues. TAO includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.
  • Environmental Wellness

    Environmental wellness is being aware of the interactions between the environment, community and ourselves.

    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

    • Take a “leave no trace” hike.

  • Financial Wellness

    Financial wellness is understanding the importance of sustaining ourselves financially for the short and long term.

    • Use a money management app.

    • Plan your weekly expenses.

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  • Intellectual Wellness

    Intellectual wellness is being open to new ideas, thinking critically and seeking out new challenges.

  • Occupational Wellness

    Occupational wellness is seeking for and having a career that is interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful and contributes to the larger society. In addition to being personally satisfying, the work you choose can be financially rewarding. 

    Since we spend a large amount of our time working, how we feel about the work we do, the people we work with and our work environment, in addition to how we manage work-related stress, all contribute to our life satisfaction and overall well-being.

    It's important to have a healthy work-life balance. Set limits, practice self-care and spend time with friends and family. Over-working and not having leisure time can lead to burnout and resentment.

    Other ways to improve your occupational well-being:

    • Attend the Career Fair.

    • Seek jobs and internships.

    • Utilize the Center for Career and Professional Development's services and resource library.

    • Set goals, and stay engaged and excited about the work you do.

    • Add plants and other personal touches to your workspace. 

    • Take breaks – stretch, talk with a coworker, take a quick walk and/or get some fresh air.

    Check out CampusWell's resources and helpful information related to careers and occupational well-being for college students. 

  • Physical Wellness

    Physical wellness is taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning.

  • Social Wellness

    Social wellness is the ability to build personal connections with others, deal with conflict and to be a part of a positive social network.

    Building Social Connections

  • Spiritual Wellness

    Spiritual wellness is finding meaning in life events, demonstrating individual purpose and having the ability to be compassionate towards others.

    • Attend a yoga session at Fike.

    • Spend time in meditation.

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