What Is Wellbeing?

How you feel matters.

Wellbeing Wheel graphic with icons representing each of the 7 dimensions of wellbeing: physical, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, financial, social, and emotional

Wellbeing is an active, lifelong process of learning what makes you feel balanced and well in all areas of your life. It’s educating yourself about the ways in which you can access resources that contribute to your overall satisfaction, regardless of ups and downs. It’s about how you feel.

The first foundation of an individual’s wellbeing is having their basic, or core, needs met. Think about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. A human has some physiological needs in order to survive — things such as air, water, food, shelter, sleep, and clothing.

In addition to core needs, humans have seven interconnected dimensions that create their holistic wellbeing. Throughout your life, different dimensions will command more or less of your attention, but all of them work together to promote resilience and good health. Wellbeing is an evolving state that allows you to achieve your personal goals where you live, learn, work, and play.

Check out simple ways to improve your wellbeing and how to start a wellbeing routine.

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Dimensions of Wellbeing

What's Happening in Wellbeing?

Check out all the latest Wellbeing happenings — from events and programs to articles of interest.

Calendar of Campus Events

Dozens of daily campus events can help promote and support your wellbeing. Grab a friend and attend something new!

"Our New Chapter" Exhibition 10/3-10/8

Day: Tuesday Oct 3rd Time: 12:00am

Building a Stronger You

Day: Tuesday Oct 3rd Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm Zoom

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Day: Tuesday Oct 3rd Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Zoom

"Our New Chapter" Exhibition 10/3-10/8

Day: Wednesday Oct 4th Time: 12:00am

Minutes - Music, Storytelling, Ideas

Day: Wednesday Oct 4th Time: 5:00am - 8:00pm

Flu Shot Clinic, Medical Campus - Clinical Students Only

Day: Wednesday Oct 4th Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm BUMS, 72 E Concord St. (Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor)

Body & Self Group

Day: Wednesday Oct 4th Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm Zoom

First Generation Students Support Group

Day: Wednesday Oct 4th Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Newbury Center, 755 Commonwealth Ave.