The intellectual dimension of wellness involves recognizing, accepting and taking responsibility for your feelings.
The intellectual dimension of wellness encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one’s knowledge in improved skills along with expanding potential for sharing with others. An intellectually well person uses the intellectual and cultural activities in the classroom and beyond the classroom combined with the human resources and learning resources available within the university community and the larger community.
Tips for Maintaining a High Level of Intellectual Wellness
Intellectual Wellness is having a curiosity and strong desire to learn. It is valuing many experiences, staying stimulated with new ideas, and sharing. It is responding to challenges and opportunities to grow, making plans, developing strategies, and solving problems. It is the ability to engage in clear thinking and recall, and to think independently, creatively, and critically.
- Learn (or perfect) a foreign language.
- Subscribe to an interesting journal or newsletter — you’ll get a regular dose of intellectual information
- BUY A BOOK! — any book, or check some out from the library
- Learn to appreciate art — attend exhibits, plays, musicals, and poetry readings
- Explore different ways to use spare time — intellectually stimulating ways to pass time include crossword puzzles or board games like Scrabble and Chess
- Learn basic nutrition and exercise regularly to maximize brain functioning — many nutrients are essential to good memory and concentration