Social wellbeing has been proven to be hugely beneficial for both health and happiness. If you missed last week’s article introducing the concept of social wellbeing and its importance, read it here: Live longer with friends!
Increased social wellbeing is linked to significant health benefits, including longer life. Check out the latest article for ideas of how to nurture your relationships to improve your social wellbeing.
GoalGetters uses the eight dimensions of wellness to help achieve balance in our lives. Read more about this in the Finding Balance article.
Social wellness focuses on relationships – with family, friends and the wider community. It includes interpersonal skills such as building friendships, listening and caring, and contributing towards the community. Social connection is incredibly important to wellness, so you should always include leisure and recreation time in your schedule.
Goals within the social dimension may include spending time with friends and family, joining local groups with a shared interest (e.g. knitting circle), contributing towards the community (e.g. scout leader), or developing your social skills.
Try one of these today, or choose one of your own.