Five Dimensions
of Well-Being



Wheel of Life

Physical health is important, but it is only one component of overall well-being. Therefore, Wespath is working to improve five inter-related dimensions of well-being: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial. Each dimension impacts our ability to thrive and our vitality in mission and ministry. The well-being of those who serve the Church also affects the whole United Methodist connection—family, congregation, community and the broader Church itself.

Although many are healthier in some areas than others, our research suggests that improving well-being in one dimension can have a positive effect on other dimensions as well. Get started by setting goals to improve one or two dimensions of health, adding goals for other dimensions over time.

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