Wellness is not merely the absence of illness or distress – it is striving for positive physical, mental and social well-being. It is a lifelong process of making decisions that support a more balanced life and enable you to maximize your potential.
There are always opportunities for enhancing your wellness. A good place to start is self-reflection and goal-setting.
The Wellness Wheel describes the integration of 7 important dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.
Print a copy of and use the Wellness Self-Assessment* to identify areas of wellness where you're thriving, as well as those that may need greater attention. Then make a plan with concrete and realistic steps you can take towards healthier habits and better well-being.
Consider using this tool once a year to see how your wellness changes over time and to see the impact of working on your goals.
If you wish to discuss the results with someone or have concerns about your score, please contact us.
Learn about each dimension of wellness and related campus-resources to help you take action:
- Emotional Wellness
- Environmental Wellness
- Intellectual Wellness
- Occupational Wellness
- Physical Wellness
- Social Wellness
- Spiritual Wellness
Watch Princeton students and staff share how they engage in the different aspects of wellness.
* The Wellness Self-Assessment is a tool created by Princeton University’s UMatter initiative. It is intended for individual level self-reflection and goal-setting. In its current form, it is not a validated tool and should not be used for research or diagnostic purposes. Permission for appropriate use is required.