Ever feel stuck in a rut–doing the same thing day in and day out? Then, take advice from Seinfeld’s George Costanza and do the opposite of what you normally do. It can be as simple as taking a different route to work or seeing a movie you normally wouldn’t be interested in. Often, we can be too judgmental or too set in our ways to give something new a try. If you tend to jam-pack your schedule with events and activities, try scheduling in some quiet time at home. If you are more of a homebody, try something more adventurous that you normally wouldn’t do. You never know what you might discover if you start making yourself get out of your comfort zone. Intellectual Wellness is achieved through self-directed behavior focused on learning. Any activity that inspires and stimulates your willingness, desire and intent to learn, explore and expand your mind intellectually in any way supports healthy Intellectual Wellness. It also means being free intellectually to learn something new.
Intellectual Wellness is also about your willingness and curiosity to acquire new information, while continuously seeking out new challenges to expand and improve your knowledge and skills. This often develops a sense of awareness and satisfaction. Some people find it gratifying to share their skills and knowledge with others.
Research studies show that maintaining a healthy level of Intellectual Wellness helps keep the brain-mind cognition healthy.
Few Questions to check your intellectual wellness:
- I am interested in learning new things.
- I enjoy attending lectures, plays, musical performances, museums, galleries, and/or libraries.
- I enjoy creative and stimulating mental activities/games.
- I make an effort to improve my verbal and written skills.
- I am able to analyze, synthesize, and see more than one side of an issue.
Methods to grow your intellectual wellness:
- Continuously exercise your mind while remaining clam and tranquil.
- Create development by continuously acquiring, applying, and expressing positive and constructive critical thinking.
- Keep an active mind through mental activity stimulation.
- Open to new ideas.
- Be motivated to master new skills and seeking out new challenges.
- Develop and maintain a continuous sense of humor, creativity, and curiosity.
- Reach your own correct decision, make up your own mind, in your own interest when there is a choice or a problem.
- Reading is one of the great ways to learn.
- Start a new hobby.
We don’t have to spend hours on our Intellectual Wellness each and every day to reap significant benefits. Just a few minutes a day, several days a week will get the job done. Intellectual Wellness is the wellness aspect that adds extra spark to our lives, and if we take on these projects with a sense of adventure, we’ll notice an amazing difference in no time!
It is better to stretch and challenge our minds with intellectual and creative pursuits than to become self-satisfied and unproductive. It is better to identify potential problems and choose appropriate courses of action based on available information than to wait, worry, and contend with major concerns later. national wellness institute
Basically, if you’re learning something new, you’re focusing on your Intellectual Wellness!
Traveling the ELM Mental Wellness path, we’ll explore issues related to problem solving, creativity, and learning. As you develop your intellectual curiosity, you’ll actively strive to expand and challenge your mind by learning to value vision, wonder, and lifelong learning.