Well-being Domains

Physical Well-being

Physical Well-being entails the balance of nutrition, physical activity, and routine medical care. It focuses on habits and behaviors that reduce risk of illness and improve quality of life.

Emotional Well-being

Emotional Well-being encompasses the awareness of everyday feelings and emotions, both positive and negative, and learning to cope with the challenges life brings. Furthermore, it involves self-esteem, self-acceptance, optimism, and the development of inner resources to learn and grow from experiences.

Social/Community Well-being

Social Well-being involves the development and maintenance of positive relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and the larger community. It fosters social support, self-esteem, emotional resilience, and conflict management.

Purpose/Spiritual Well-being

Purpose/Spiritual Well-being encompasses the values, principles, morals, and beliefs that guide our actions. It allows us to create meaning in life events and to find our purpose in life.

Environmental/Sustainability Well-being

Environmental Well-being embodies living in harmony with our social and built environments, emphasizing the connection between our surroundings and our well-being, and allowing for healthy areas in which to work, live, and play.

Occupational/Intellectual Well-being

Occupational Well-being involves preparing and making use of skills and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment. Intellectual stimulation and career fulfillment support a positive attitude, satisfaction, and pleasure in employment.

Financial/Legal Well-being

Financial Well-being entails financial literacy (knowledge of financial matters), the ability to manage money effectively, and plan for a fiscally sound future. Legal Well-being involves having knowledge of, and access to, resources to support legal issues (i.e., estate planning, wills, divorce, custody, etc.).

Safety, Support, and Compliance Well-being

Safety, Support, and Compliance Well-being refers to the individual and organizational practices and policies that promote optimal health and productivity, limit hazards, and mitigate crises.