Intellectual Wellness: Small Actions That Pay Big Returns

Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges.

Posted by Avail Content
1 year ago

Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. It is a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life, continually stretch your boundaries, and make your life, and the lives of those you touch, truly exceptional.

Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges. Ultimately, wellness is a hands-on, get-down-to-business approach to being the best you can possibly be.
The hallmarks of intellectual wellness include openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, and the motivation to master new skills. Intellectual wellness has nothing to do with IQ or street smarts. Rather, it is about a strong sense of humour, creativity, willingness to experiment and try new things, and curiosity.

Actions to try:

  • Start or participate in a book discussion club
  • Attend a training seminar, speaker series, or educational presentation.
  • Perform a “Google” or “Yahoo” internet search on a topic that you’ve always wanted to know more about. Find out what you can in 60 minutes.
  • Use your local library’s learning resources.
  • Attend a cultural, theatre, or sporting event.
  • Rent a video about a meaningful human-interest topic.
  • Spend 30 minutes reading about something you have never read before (e.g. read a section of newspaper that you normally skip).
  • Challenge a colleague or friend to a discussion on a topic from local or world events.

Learn More

For more information about resilience and personal development the following resources may be helpful.



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Intellectual Wellness: Small Actions That Pay Big Returns

Last updated 1 year ago

Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. It is a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life, continually stretch your boundaries, and make your life, and the lives of those you touch, truly exceptional.

Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges. Ultimately, wellness is a hands-on, get-down-to-business approach to being the best you can possibly be.
The hallmarks of intellectual wellness include openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, and the motivation to master new skills. Intellectual wellness has nothing to do with IQ or street smarts. Rather, it is about a strong sense of humour, creativity, willingness to experiment and try new things, and curiosity.

Actions to try:

  • Start or participate in a book discussion club
  • Attend a training seminar, speaker series, or educational presentation.
  • Perform a “Google” or “Yahoo” internet search on a topic that you’ve always wanted to know more about. Find out what you can in 60 minutes.
  • Use your local library’s learning resources.
  • Attend a cultural, theatre, or sporting event.
  • Rent a video about a meaningful human-interest topic.
  • Spend 30 minutes reading about something you have never read before (e.g. read a section of newspaper that you normally skip).
  • Challenge a colleague or friend to a discussion on a topic from local or world events.

Learn More

For more information about resilience and personal development the following resources may be helpful.