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What is Well-being?

Model of well-being will each dimension: physical, emotional mental, spiritual, environmental, financial, social, intellectual, occupational

Well-being is a life-long journey.


To help guide that journey, the University of Michigan is building a culture of well-being, where you can embrace the concept that success in life goes beyond the classroom and careers.


Through this holistic approach, you can gain a broader understanding of well-being that is directly connected and relevant to your life, both now and in the future.


Please explore the dimensions of well-being below, plus resources, campus events and stress-relieving videos that can help you take a break when you need one!

Dimensions of Well-being Defined
blue petal physical

The role that you take in maintaining your body for strength, vitality and energy.


emotional mental on magenta petal

Being aware and managing your feelings, being at peace with who you are, and having the tools you need to weather life's ups and downs.


Environmental on green petal

Reflects the impact your environment (home, school, city, planet) has on you and the impact you have on the environment.


Financial on light green petal

Your relationship with money and skills for managing resources, as well as your ability to make good consumer choices and seek out appropriate financial opportunities.


Occupational on blue petal

The work you choose to do and how it contributes to your community and fulfills you.


Social on orange petal

How you choose to define and connect with your community and the people around you.


Intellectual on yellow petal

Feeling stimulated and engaged with learning and staying open to new ideas and perspectives.


Spiritual on cyan petal

Your understanding of your place and purpose, how you make meaning of what happens to you, and what your mind goes to for comfort or relief.