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Achieving Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness is being open to new experiences and ideas by creatively, curiously and critically thinking and seeking out new challenges. This may include having goals to learn a new skill or study a particular topic, being a lifelong learner, committing time and energy to professional and self-development.

How do I achieve intellectual wellness?

Reflect on the following statements as they apply to you in your life, deciding if they are true for you:

  • "I have goals to learn a new skill or study a particular topic."

  • "I would describe myself as a lifelong learner."

  • "I commit time and energy to self-development."

What can I do?


  • Explore a new hobby or take a course

    • Ask yourself what is something I always wanted to try, but never made time for? Take some time to make a list of these ideas!

  • Make time to learn lifeskills

    • There is no age limit on learning! Check out different classes offered through your local Cooperative Extension, local Delaware Public Library, or other community events. Some resources listed below!

  • Practice self-development 

    • Self-development doesn’t need to be all learning new skills, consider skills you already possess that you can take time to sharpen!



After reflecting on these areas, use our guide to SMART Goals to learn how to set effective personal goals related to your physical wellness!

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