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16After having reviewed the sevendimensions of wellness, take note ofyour own sense of balance in eachof the dimensions.Too much –or toolittle- of anythingcan createproblems.So, letyourself adjust accordingly.You’relooking for balance.You’re lookingto take better care with yourself.Thanks to the NDSU Wellness Centerfor the definitions of wellness usedin this brochure.NDSU Counseling Center212 Ceres701.231.7671This may be a stressful time in your life, and,if so, self-care is going to be especiallyimportant now.You can aid yourself in gettingthrough this time or in recovering your goodhealth by paying attention to the sevendimensions of wellness and using this as amodel of self-care and balance.The Seven Dimensions of WellnessWellness is an active, lifelong process of becomingaware of choices and makingdecisions toward a morebalanced and fulfilling life.Wellness combines sevendimensions of well-beinginto a quality way of living.Overall, wellness is theability to live life to the fullest and to maximizeyour personal potential in a variety of ways.Wellness places responsibility on the individual; itbecomes a matter of self-evaluation and self-assessment. Wellness involves continually learningand making changes to enhance your state ofwellness.Taking Care WithYourself
2A healthy body maintained by good nutrition, regular exercise,avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsibledecisions about health, and seeking medical assistance whennecessary.Ways to develop your physical wellness are:Make sure you’re getting enough sleep.If not, review theVirtual Workshop Sleep Hygiene at the NDSU CounselingCenter website:If you have concerns regarding your health, schedule anappointment at Student Health Services at 231-7331.Regular exercise is important.If you’ve not been active, itmight be wise to set up an appointment with a fitnessspecialist to consult about whatactivities might be best for you.Youcan find out more about a fitnessconsultation at:http://wellness.ndsu.nodak.edu/fitness/Services/index.php#consultationWatch your usage of alcohol duringstressful times.If you have any concerns about your alcoholhabits, you can complete an alcohol screening at the QuickLink at our website, Good nutrition is important for a health body and mind.Ifyou have concerns regarding your nutrition, you can schedulea free appointment with Wellness Center dietitian KevinKelly by calling 231-5208.

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