[Wellness Wednesday] How’s Your Intellectual Wellness?

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Wellness Wheel from https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness with text overlay: Wellness Wednesday! https://reclaiminghope.blog

Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! This week, let’s talk about Intellectual Wellness.

First of all, let’s look at some definitions for Intellectual Wellness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (whose wellness wheel is used above) defines it as “recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.” Stanford Health Care adds that “an intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one’s knowledge in improved skills along with expanding potential for sharing with others.”

The key component of Intellectual Wellness seems to be a continuing desire to and effort toward expanding our creative abilities, knowledge and skills. As I mentioned in my post Never Stop Learning, it’s vitally important that we continue to learn throughout our lives.

Intellectual Growth Quote

For those of us who deal with fibromyalgia fog, it can become even more important to keep learning new things, fostering our creativity, and sharing what we’ve learned…

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