By Your Headspace Mindfulness & Meditation Experts
The Wellness Wheel is a holistic tool to help you see which areas in your life are going well and which might need more attention. Identifying these areas can help you strengthen your sense of identity. The Wellness Wheel is divided into eight domains: Social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, and occupational. Experts believe that in order to have optimal health and well-being, you should tend to all eight domains.
Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Looking at each area of wellness on the wheel, reflect on the following questions. You may want to jot down your responses on a piece of paper and discuss them with a mental health coach:
Choose 1 or 2 areas to focus on with a coach (or on your own). You don’t have to choose the areas that are least successful. Choose the ones you want to improve the most or the ones that will help strengthen your sense of identity.