It can be overwhelming to locate resources to support your health and wellness, particularly in times of uncertainty and change. The resources below are meant to point you to information, tips, and resources from the Drexel Libraries and the University for intellectual wellness, managing stress, mental health, and safety.
Whether it's connecting you to meditation resources and origami tutorials, printable coloring pages, online puzzles, or tips for self-care, the Drexel Libraries is here to help you maintain your health and wellness throughout your career at Drexel and in life after graduation.
Wellness refers to complete health, rather than just your physical health. Wellness is not only being free of disease, illness, or stress, but also having a purpose in life, being emotionally healthy, taking an active involvement in your work and in your leisure time, having joyful relationships and being happy. Wellness involves all aspects of your life beyond your physical health. To enjoy fulfilled and happy lives, it is important to take care of your well-being and to invest time in your wellness.
Wellness is important because it shapes nearly every aspect of everyday life. Physical wellness allows you to move around without pain, for example, so you can function well while working, doing housework, or playing sports. Poor physical wellness, by comparison, can make it difficult to engage in any physical activity at all without being in pain, dizzy or short of breath. Emotional wellness helps you process grief, anger, or frustration during life’s inevitable downturns and helps you experience joy and optimism when things are going well. Social wellness gives you a shoulder to cry on and someone to celebrate with.
In short, wellness helps you stay on track and move forward down the path towards a fulfilling life, even when the road gets rough.
There are eight interconnected dimensions of health and wellness that all contribute to our overall well-being: