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Wellness Wheel

wellness-wheel

 

Spiritual

Definition: Finding and exploring meaning and purpose in your life.

  • Being open to different cultures and religions
  • Identifying your community and your role within it.
  • Engaging in and giving back to the larger community
  • Spending time defining your personal values and ethics, and making decisions that complement them
  • Understanding your individual identity, respecting it, and allowing yourself room to grow
  • Participating in spiritual activities, however you define them
  • Caring about the welfare of others and acting out that care

Resources:

Religious & Spiritual Life: https://religiousandspirituallife.tcnj.edu/

Center for Community Engaged Learning: http://bonner.tcnj.edu/

Office of Institutional Diversity: http://diversity.tcnj.edu/

Center for Global Engagement: http://cge.tcnj.edu/


Occupational

Definition: Accessing the resources and skills that allow you to accomplish your goals.

  • Developing the skills you need to manage your finances responsibly.
  • Learning to differentiate between necessities and luxuries.
  • Planning for future financial success; making responsible choices now to support your future plans
  • Promoting, learning and maintaining life skills. (ex. Conversation competence)
  • Balancing interdependence with dependence on family, friends, and partners.
  • Exploring academic and career paths that are a fit for your personality, skills, and passion.

Resources:

Career Center: http://career.tcnj.edu/

Student Financial Assistance: http://financialaid.tcnj.edu/

Center for Student Success: https://css.tcnj.edu/

Advising Resources: https://advisingresources.tcnj.edu/


Environmental

Definition: Developing an awareness of the environment that surrounds you, and enhancing your relationship with it

  • Finding satisfaction and worth in your working and living environments
  • Honoring your individual living preferences while respecting the preferences of others
  • Understanding and investing in the values of your chosen community
  • Being aware of your place in the natural environment
  • Working to ensure stability and longevity of our natural resources
  • Fostering a sense of responsibility to intervene when faced with safety concerns or behavior that poses risk to self or others
  • Taking proactive steps to ensure your physical safety and the safety of the community

Resources:

Residential Education & Housing: https://housing.tcnj.edu/

Student Conduct & Dispute Resolution Services: http://conduct.tcnj.edu/welcome/

The Sustainability Institute: http://si.tcnj.edu/

Campus Police Services: http://campuspolice.tcnj.edu/

Disability Support Services: https://differingabilities.pages.tcnj.edu/

Facilities: https://facilities.pages.tcnj.edu/

Green Dot (Anti-Violence Initiatives): https://oavi.tcnj.edu/green-dot/

TIPS and other ADEP Trainings: https://adep.tcnj.edu/a-message-from-joe-hadge/res-ed-student-staff-training/


Social

Definition: Participating in positive social relationships, including friends, family, community, and workgroups.

  • Respecting and honoring diversity; developing an understanding and appreciation of human differences
  • Contributing your time and energy to the activities within your community and fulfill commitments
  • Advocating for social justice and civility within your community
  • Learning to constructively express ideas and opinions (ex. When to be assertive)
  • Developing friendships
  • Managing personal time as well as commitments to school and work
  • Developing flexibility and resiliency when faced with adversity or transition

Resources:

Office of Institutional Diversity: http://diversity.tcnj.edu/

Dispute Resolution Services: http://mediation.pages.tcnj.edu/

Center for Student Success: https://css.tcnj.edu/

Office of Student Activities: https://studentactivities.tcnj.edu/

Fraternity & Sorority Life: https://fraternitysororitylife.tcnj.edu/

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): https://caps.tcnj.edu/

Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI): https://oavi.tcnj.edu/

Alcohol & Other Drug Education (ADEP): https://adep.tcnj.edu/

Office of Leadership: http://leadership.tcnj.edu/

Use of Campus Property Policy: http://policies.tcnj.edu/policies/digest.php?docId=9127


Physical

Definition: Taking care of your physical health

  • Developing awareness about short and long term impacts of chemical and substance intake
  • Exercising regularly
  • Developing an awareness of your eating and drinking habits and how they impact your health
  • Attending your own physical care and maintenance
  • Taking responsibility for your sexual choices and respecting others’ boundaries
  • Developing an awareness of the health benefits of sleep and practices sound sleep health
  • Understanding the importance of self-care and exercising appropriate health practices and maintenance

Resources:

Office of Recreation: http://recreation.tcnj.edu/

Student Health Services: https://health.tcnj.edu/

Planned Parenthood: https://health.tcnj.edu/services/sexualreproductivehealthplanned-parenthood/

Student Health 101: http://health.tcnj.edu/resources/student-health-101/

Dining Services: https://tcnj.sodexomyway.com/?

Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI): https://oavi.tcnj.edu/

Alcohol & Other Drug Education (ADEP): https://adep.tcnj.edu/


Intellectual 

Definition: Exploring and developing your intellect

  • Recognize your individual learning style
  • Exploring what interests you; opening yourself to new experiences
  • Learning through new mediums
  • Developing active listening skills
  • Applying what you learn to the larger environment
  • Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Engaging in civil discourse and exploring conflict in a healthy manner

Resources:

Office of Leadership: http://leadership.tcnj.edu/

Center for Student Success: https://css.tcnj.edu/

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): https://caps.tcnj.edu/

Disability Support Services: https://differingabilities.pages.tcnj.edu/

Tutoring Center: https://tutoringcenter.tcnj.edu/

Career Center: http://career.tcnj.edu/

Student Conduct & Dispute Resolution Services: http://conduct.tcnj.edu/welcome/


Emotional 

Definition: Developing a positive sense of self that is open and able to experience a healthy range of emotions.

  • Learning to develop your own coping strategies to manage stress
  • Being sensitive to your feelings and feelings of others
  • Being realistic about your expectations and time constraints
  • Taking responsibility for your own behavior
  • Recognizing that challenges and setbacks are an important part of your personal development
  • Developing balance and having compassion for yourself as well as others
  • Addressing and maintaining your state of emotional health as foundational to your personal and academic success

Resources:

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): https://caps.tcnj.edu/

TCNJ Clinic: http://clinic.tcnj.edu/

Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI): https://oavi.tcnj.edu/

Alcohol & Other Drug Education (ADEP): https://adep.tcnj.edu/

Student Health 101: http://health.tcnj.edu/resources/student-health-101/

Disability Support Services: https://differingabilities.pages.tcnj.edu/