8 Pillars of Well-being

  • graphic of 8 pillars of wellness 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:

    1. Committing your goals in writing provides a visual you can clearly see and aim for.
    2. Setting aside time each day makes you think about your goal and reflect upon it.
    3. When you are feeling discouraged, go back and read about your past successes.
    4. 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