8 Pillars of Well-being
The Olathe Public Schools care about the well-being of their staff. Well-being is not just about the physical. It is about focusing on other aspects of your health. We encourage employees to focus on the eight components of well-being to help provide balance in your every day life. Consider picking a component you would like to focus on, and set a goal. There are websites that can help you achieve your goals and help you focus on the component you choose. Cover-tek website explains in detail the eight components of well-being, and provides ideas on how to improve each one. Visit the Cover-Tek website
- Emotional — Being aware of your feeling, coping with stress and enjoying life.
- Spiritual — Understanding your sense of purpose.
- Intellectual — Recognizing creative abilities.
- Physical — Physical activity, healthy diet, and sufficient sleep.
- Environmental — Occupy pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
- Financial — Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
- Professional/Occupational — Personal satisfaction and enrichment from that work.
- Social — Sense of connections and belonging, a well developed support system.
To help achieve your goal, consider keeping a journal. Some benefits of keeping a journal are:
- Committing your goals in writing provides a visual you can clearly see and aim for.
- Setting aside time each day makes you think about your goal and reflect upon it.
- When you are feeling discouraged, go back and read about your past successes.
- A journal helps uncover hidden fears.
8 Pillars of Well-being Quarterly Focus:
Professional/Occupational Wellbeing -Occupational well-being is a reflection of your personal values and contribution to society merging through your professional growth. In addition to developing new skills, balancing work and leisure time is important to ensure a harmonious lifestyle that is both challenging and rewarding.
Improving Occupational Wellness
- Don’t settle, keep motivated, and work towards what you want
- Increase your knowledge and skills to accomplish your goals
- Find the benefits and positives in your current job
- Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy
- Create connections with your co-workers
- Write out goals, create a plan to execute them, and then start working on your plan
- Look for something new and/or talk to a career counselor if you feel stuck or unhappy