Life and Well-Being (Nov. 28)
Dimensions of Wellness
Occupational What is different?
Physical What practice have you been able to maintain?
Emotional What would you like to change?
What do I value?
What is important to me?
What gives my life meaning?
Knowing your values, and then living by them, is one of the most powerful ways to gain
inner peace and decrease stress.
Understanding Your Values
- a belief upon which one acts by preference
- guide actions, give direction and meaning to life
• discovering your values
- leads to independence and self-direction
• Stress caused by holding two contradictory feelings simultaneously
• Results from situations in which our behaviour is inconsistent with our beliefs,
values, or self-image
Can be eliminated by:
• Reducing the importance of the conflicting beliefs
• Acquiring new beliefs that change the balance,
• Removing the conflicting attitude or behaviour
Sources of values
- Our culture
- Transmitted through institutions ie Religion
- Our parental and familial influences
- Our teachers
- Our friends
- Other environmental influences such as television, the internet, media Types of Values
Instrumental Values: Terminal Values:
Personal characteristics and character Outcomes we work towards or believe are
traits important or desirable
Ambitious A world at peace
Open-minded Family security
Honest Inner harmony
Independent Mature love