The definition of mental wellness defined by Dr. Jane Myers of the University of North Carolina, one of the founders of the concept, She says,
“Wellness refers to a holistic approach in which mind, body, and sprit are integrated. It is a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being in which body,mind,and sprit are integrated in a purposeful manner with a goal of living life more fully…Wellness is more than the absence of disease, [or] a state defined as “health”[it] incorporates a concern for optimal functioning.
The following list was compiled by Dr. Myers as a general guide to what it is to live in wellness. These are essential areas of concern along life’s way and not an absolute checklist that measures success or failure. You may not even agree with them all. Choose the ones you want to aspire to and make them your milestones along the mental wellness continuum.