Six Weeks of Wellness- Week 5- Intellectual Wellness


Welcome back to the Six Weeks of Wellness Challenges series! We’re on week 5 and this week we’re focusing on Intellectual Wellness.

This is a part of your overall well-being that can easily be overlooked.

Everyone benefits from feelings of mastery. Feeling competent and that you have knowledge and skills is a big boost to total health.

With that being said, your challenge this week is to practice a hobby. This could be an old hobby that you’ve not spent much time on lately or a new hobby that you’d like to get into. The important thing is that it is something you can work on and improve. Watching TV, for example, isn’t the type of hobby I’m referring to.

Need some ideas? Here are 20:

  1. Learn or practice a new language
  2. Play a song on an instrument
  3. Paint on canvas
  4. Woodworking
  5. Try new cooking or baking dishes
  6. Practice a new sport or workout
  7. Write fiction or poetry
  8. Train a pet to do a trick
  9. Work on a home improvement project
  10. Dive into photography
  11. Build a model plane, train, or car
  12. Make candles or soap
  13. Dance lessons
  14. Get into couponing
  15. Improve your landscaping
  16. Study an interesting subject
  17. Crafts
  18. Puzzle books/ crosswords
  19. Archery or firearm target practice
  20. Start a blog or learn to code


The idea of this is to do something enjoyable that you can see yourself improving on. I recently got a new book of piano sheet music and have nearly mastered a new song, which feels so great! There are so many directions you can take this challenge and I look forward to hearing how you embrace it.


What hobby can you practice and improve on this week? I’d love to hear how you’re stimulating your mind in the comments section below!


Let me know how it goes! Share your thoughts or photos in the comments section, on TheThrivingSelf Facebook page, or on Instagram. When using social media, be sure to use the hashtag #TheThrivingChallenge so we can all keep up with each other.

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Previous weeks:

Week 1 Challenge- Spiritual Wellness

Week 2 Challenge- Physical Wellness

Week 3 Challenge- Emotional Wellness

Week 4 Challenge- Occupational Wellness

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