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Drive to Thrive: Self-Care& the 8 Dimensions of Wellness


What is Self-Care?

The act of taking care of yourself.

Tip: Create a self-care regimen that promotes the wellbeing of all the 8 different dimensions of wellness.

8 Dimensions of Wellness:

Benefits of Self-Care:

  • Can help improve both your mental and physical health
  • Helps develop healthy emotional responses
  • Helps you stay present

Ways to practice self-care:

  • Exercise your body for about 30 minutes a day (walking, lift weights, running, etc), practice the act of gratitude, eat a balanced diet, stay connected with loved ones, etc.

Things to remember:

  1. Your “self” is bigger than you
  1. Self-care is inclusive
  1. Self-care is not self-indulgence
  1. Self-care is difficult and worth the work
  1. Self-care is not one size fits all
  • Scan QR Code for more information & resources on the UIC Wellness Center website!


View the ppt below to learn more information and tips on self-care.