Social wellness is important and vital for our overall well – being. Social wellness involves relationships and social interaction with other individuals. It is important to practice and participate in social wellness through all stages of life in order to develop and maintain healthy relationships and friendships. Individuals who are socially healthy have the means and skills to be social in various settings and have the confidence to be social in any situation that involves people. Today, social wellness can be more and more difficult to achieve due to technology and social media. However, it is vital we give social wellness positive attention. Studies have proven that social relationships have just as much impact on physical well – being as other wellness factors, such as, physical activity, overweight / obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, heart disease and smoking.
This challenge continues to encourage you to analyze your current state of wellness. Today, you will look at the social dimension of wellness and determine where you fall on a path to overall wellness.
DAY 4: SOCIAL The social dimension refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you. Conscious actions are important in learning how to balance your social life with your family and professional lives.
Analyze your current state of social wellness based on the description. You have the power to enhance your personal relationships. Maintaining social wellness allows you to practice empathy and active listening. Reflect on yourself and your social needs, focusing on the aspects of your social life that you enjoy and those you would like to improve. Practice self-disclosure. Make an effort to keep in touch with supportive friends and family.
Action Tips: Participate in group discussions and practice active listening. Join a club or special interest group. Enroll in a craft class. If your community has an outdoor trail that is safe and accessible to you, use it for some physical activity this week.