National Wellness Week: on Intellectual Health

Each day during SAMHSA‘s National Wellness Week, we are looking at one of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Today we look at Intellectual Health – Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.

People attending our September Action Group had lots of ideas about improving our intellectual wellness:

  • Keep a word list of new words to learn new things.
  • Crocheting and writing poetry.
  • Try new crafts – even if the outcome is not “professional” – eliminating self-stigma!
  • Look for hobbies.
  • Listen to music.
  • Attend a conference or other learning opportunity.
  • Take a class or attend a group.
  • Not having too much time on my hands – I find projects to keep busy.
  • Attend Northern Lakes CMH’s art group and try your hand at painting.