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Benefits of Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual wellness encompasses lifelong learning through formal education and informal life experiences to expand knowledge, develop new ideas, improve skills, and explore new interests.

An intellectually well person…

  • Adapts to changes, new information, and differing perceptions and approaches
  • Participates in cultural, scholastic, and community activities
  • Stays up-to-date on current local and world events
  • Thinks critically and creatively to solve problems and develop strategies
  • Understands divergent points of view


Some Ways to Improve Intellectual Wellness

To improve one’s intellectual wellness, you must remember to be open-minded. Be open to new ideas, new cultures, new knowledge, new skills and new environments. This allows you to be able to openly explore issues relating to learning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Below is a list of some potential ideas for you to consider in order to enhance your intellectual wellness.

  • Be open-minded.

  • Listen – When you actively listen to another, you are able to fully comprehend the information that is being given to you.

  • Pick up a new hobby - Hobbies can be a great ways to increase your skill set and can also be fun!

  • Learn/practice a challenging new skill.

  • Read a classic or intellectually stimulating book.

  • Attend a lecture or watch/listen to an educational show.

  • Explore a new culture and consider attending cultural events.

  • Express your creative side by exploring different avenues of creativity and artistic expressions.

  • Plan detailed travel to somewhere you have always wanted to go.

Lackawanna College Resources You Can Utilize to Enhance Your Intellectual Wellness

Video Resources Discussing Intellectual Wellness


Online Resources