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This August, we will focus on wellness and health. The goal of the Learning Framework's content goes beyond your physical health to include content regarding mental and financial wellness as well.

In the pursuit of a balanced life, focusing on the whole individual has become increasingly important. Achieving well-being encompasses not only physical wellness but also mental and financial health. Physical wellness forms the foundation of overall well-being. Prioritizing regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and sufficient rest is vital for maintaining a healthy body. Adopting mindful eating habits and adhering to a proper sleep schedule further contributes to a robust physical health.

Mental wellness is an integral component of our total health. Taking care of our mental well-being involves managing stress, relationships, and self-care. Engaging in mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, can help quiet the mind and improve focus. Building and maintaining strong social connections foster a sense of belonging. Prioritizing self-care activities, such as hobbies, relaxation, and self-reflection, replenishes mental energy and enhances overall resilience.

Financial wellness plays an important role in overall wellness, as it directly impacts our peace of mind and ability to lead a healthy life. Building healthy financial habits, such as budgeting, saving, and investing, promotes stability and minimizes financial stress. Developing financial literacy empowers individuals to make informed decisions and plan for future goals. Achieving a healthy work-life balance and pursuing meaningful careers that align with personal values contribute to financial and overall life satisfaction.

Embracing total wellness entails recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and financial well-being. Prioritizing physical fitness, mental well-being, and financial stability sets the stage for personal growth, resilience, and overall happiness. Use the various content offered this month to learn more about physical, mental, and financial wellness. Don't miss out on one of two featured webinars with MO Deferred Comp!

The 2023 Learning Framework’s theme is “Fostering a Sense of Belonging through Learning.” You will find curated content each month focused on a designated outcome with ties to belonging. Each month will feature a new topic related to Quarterly Pulse Survey outcomes and features content from The Missouri Way Training Series, MO Learning, and many external resources. The Learning Framework was created to save time researching development opportunities on your own and provide common learning opportunities for all team members. Now, you have more time to focus on your day-to-day work. Use this monthly guide to help you reach your professional goals throughout the year!

Looking for more learning content on Wellness and Health? Find out more on the August page of the Learning Framework. The ENGAGE team is always here to help. If you have any questions, please email the Talent Management Help Desk at engage@oa.mo.gov or 573-526-4500.