Intellectual wellness encourages awareness and acceptance of personal feelings as well as feelings of others. The intellectual dimension recognizes one's creative, stimulating mental activities. A well person expands his or her knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing his or her gifts with others. Using 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, a well person cherished intellectual growth and stimulation.
- Ability of an individual to realistically assess personal limitations
- Cope effectively with stress
- Stretch and challenge our minds with intellectual and creative pursuits rather than to become self-satisfied and unproductive
- Identify potential problems and choose appropriate courses of action based on available information rather than wait, worry and contend with major concerns later
*from Six Dimensions of Wellness Model, 1976, National Wellness Institute, Inc.