Personal Health Assessment

Essay by jeaniewA+, May 2009

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There are six dimensions of health and wellness: Physical Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Intellectual Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Interpersonal and Social Wellness, and Environmental or Planetary Wellness. Each demission contributes to the overall wellness of every human being. Individuals possess strengths and weaknesses of these dimensions. Throughout this paper I will discuss which dimensions are my strengths and how they affect my overall health.

I believe that Emotional, Intellectual and Social Wellness are the three dimensions of heath that are my strongest. I believe that the qualities associated with emotional wellness help describe my personal wellness lifestyle. These qualities include optimism, trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-control and satisfying relationships. Maintaining emotional wellness requires the "monitoring and exploring of your thoughts and feelings, identifying obstacles to emotional well-being, and finding solutions to emotional problems" (Insel & Roth, 2008). Personally, I feel that I possess the qualities of emotional wellness and I feel that I have a good understanding on how my emotions manifest and evolve.

I have found that through my difficult life experiences I have learned to cope with my emotions in a positive manner. I believe that my emotional wellness is demonstrated by my overall comfort and acceptance of my personal feelings.

Intellectual wellness is another dimension of health that I feel is a personal strength. The aspects of intellectual health include the openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, the motivation to master new skills, as well as a sense of humor, creativity, and curiosity. I believe that I have an active mind and the ability to learn, evaluate and store the useful information relating to intellectual health. I am comfortable with my minds ability to identify problems and find solutions. I believe that my intellectual wellness involves lifelong learning through both my formal education...