Intellectual wellness involves your ability to think clearly and realistically. You are informed and subscribe to the notion of lifelong learning. That is, you understand that one crack at learning doesn’t serve you forever, so even after you leave school or graduate university you seek out opportunities to learn, formally and informally.
You are able to demonstrate interest and pay attention to people, situations and events around you and seek to understand first, and then be understood.
Your intellectual wellness needs be nourished and exercised regularly. Do this through activities that increase your knowledge. Seek out new ideas, challenges and maintain curiosity in the world around you.
Here are ten (10) things you can do right now to nourish your intellectual dimension:
- Read books, magazines, newspapers and journals.
- Keep abreast of current issues and new ideas
- Attend seminars and courses in topics of interest to you
- Undertake a new course of study at school or university
- Challenge yourself to see life from another perspective
- Learn to play a musical instrument or learn a new language
- Take up a new skill such as cooking, dancing or golf
- Journal lots
- Stretch your brain. Play Bridge, or do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle
- Read more, engage with social media (always good for no. 4)
- Listen more