Essentially, intellectual wellness focuses on learning. Any doing that assists an individual to explore the world around him or her, learn more regarding oneself or expand his or her mind in whichever way promotes healthy intellectual wellness. One can accomplish the attainment and maintenance of self intellectual wellness in a number of ways including reading, participating in hobbies, learning new skills, appreciating art as well as being creative. In effect, every time one is learning something new regarding any of the other seven aspects of wellness, he or she is as well supporting his or her intellectual wellness (The 123 Feel Better Company, para2).
Patterson asserts that wellness does not only mean exploring one’s spirituality and emotional welfare, but it is also just as important to have a sharp, active mind. She quotes a book entitled Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which stresses that exercising the mind is a vital life practice as well as an important skill essential for a wealthy, flourishing life. In her view, while majority of people want an abundant life, just a few of them remember to keep their minds healthy, engaged and in good use. Although it is sometimes hard to accomplish this in the rush of life since to many it appears like an additional chore to engage their mind to think hard when there is already so much contending for their attention, having and maintaining a sharp, active mind is a vital ingredient for an abundant life.
Beamans International points out that an intellectually well individual understands the fact that completion of formal education does not indicate the end of learning. Instead, he or she seeks to understand and discover other viewpoints and is able to construe and articulate what he or she thinks regarding what he or she has learnt.
Individuals can take various actions in order to keep their minds engaged. He or she can join an organization from which he or she would receive for instance, a word,