What is wellness and why does it matter?
Wellness means making thoughtful, daily choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. While in dental school, you may notice changes in your personal well-being and health due to a decrease in exercise, changed eating habits, stress or depression.
ASDA’s Wellness Initiative encourages you to make well-being a priority with a focus on these five dimensionsof your life:
Wellness stems from focusing on each of these dimensions and finding a balanced way of addressing all of them, as needed.
Each month, ASDA issues a Wellness Challenge that asks you to change your behavior in a way that will positively affect your wellness. Each challenge varies in length and activity, but the goal is the same: to get you paying more attention to your well-being and developing good wellness habits. Each challenge will target one (or more) of ASDA’s five dimensions of wellness: emotional, physical, intellectual, occupational and environmental. July’s challenge: Live better with less
- Choose a space (your bedroom, kitchen, car, etc.) and de-clutter it completely. Make three piles: keep, donate, trash. Be merciless in assessing your possessions and paring them down to what’s necessary. Donate the things that can be still be put to use by someone else. Recycle old magazines and newspapers. Then enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having gotten rid of all that clutter.
- Share your challenge images on social media using #BeWellASDA.