Addressing the six dimensions of well-being in our lives creates a holistic sense of well-being and fulfillment. Unlike physical well-being, emotional well-being is affected by the other dimensions. This means that if you feed the other dimensions of health in a positive way, you may experience an overflow in your sentiment perspective. Weir best illustrates it as “having a greater awareness and connection with your emotions, as you find experiences and process the world around you.
She encourages prayer, meditation, and the creation of space for you to process through emotional experiences. However, it's important to gain a level of emotional intelligence as you tune in more, “to live a life in which feelings don't dictate your responses from one instance to the next. You don't have to be “book smart” to be intellectually good. Weir describes intellectual well-being as “a constant curiosity and desire to learn, followed by sharing his experiences, ideas and knowledge with others.
The sense of occupational well-being, as defined by Weir, is “to truly love what you do and to become a more dynamic person because it creates value, legacy and purpose for others to follow and enter. But don't misunderstand it. Weir has never liked the phrase: “If you do what you like, you will never work a day of your life, because even when you do what you like, there will always be some aspects you don't do, but be encouraged by the knowledge that, “when you choose to go out, take risks and do something that aligns with your purpose and beliefs, even the most worldly people will have purpose and meaning, says Weir. Spirituality is leading the burden of well-being.
Yogis are not mistaken, but there is a danger of being spiritually vague. According to Weir, spiritual well-being is being deeply connected to your purpose and understanding your irreplaceable role in the world. Be specific with what spirituality means to you. Physical well-being is one of the easiest for most people to understand, as it is the difference between experiencing illness and living a healthy life.
This is the first form of the six dimensions because without physical well-being, it is difficult (but not impossible) to enjoy anything else. Eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping up with your hygiene rituals are important parts of maintaining your physical well-being. Because wellness can mean different things in different contexts, the model includes six unique dimensions of well-being that together make a person's life happy and healthy. Although well-being can be defined in many different ways, using the six-dimensional structure, it is possible to assess whether a particular person lives well or not.
The social dimension encourages connection with others and contribution to one's own community, understanding that satisfying relationships are essential for physical and emotional health. Attention should be paid to all dimensions, as someone's carelessness over time will negatively affect others and ultimately health, well-being and quality of life.