Happy Wednesday everyone! I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in Virginia, I’m pretty sure we could fry an egg on our sidewalk. It’s been in the 90s all month. Since we’re having to stay inside where it’s cooler, this might be a good time to assess, and maybe work on, our Intellectual Wellness.
As we talked about in How’s Your Intellectual Wellness on Monday, Intellectual Wellness isn’t actually about how intelligent we are, but how willing we are to learn.
Fostering Intellectual Wellness can include things such as looking at things from a different point of view, learning new skills, reading more — really, anything that challenges us intellectually.
This week, let’s ask ourselves:
We can start to assess how we’re doing with this dimension of our wellness by taking a look at how open we are to new ideas and experiences and whether we proactively find ways to expand our knowledge. For a more objective assessment, check out the link to a quick quiz from Illinois State in Monday’s post.
Once we know where we are with fostering Intellectual Intelligence, we can figure out what we need to do to improve it or balance it with all the other dimensions of wellness.
Often we can do things that impact more than one area of our overall wellbeing. In fact, I’m doing a continuing education course that teaches us how to combine physical exercise with cognitive exercise in order to impact our brain health. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about that later…
Embracing our creativity, continuing to learn new things, and being open to new ideas can help us improve both our intellectual and overall wellness.
How do you feel about where you are with your Intellectual Wellness? What are some ways you’ve found helpful for improving this dimension? Please share!
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