What is Social Well Being?

What is Social Well Being?

Social Well Being – No. 5 of our 5 elements

Social Well Being

When you think of social well being, the first thing that comes to mind is getting out with friends while conversing and enjoying time together.  There’s actually a lot more to it than that, however.  Relationships of all kinds rely on positive social interaction and acceptance.  It’s important to always improve how we communicate our desires and needs, how we obtain support from others, and how grateful we are to our family, friends, neighbors, and community.  When this element takes priority in your life, the other elements are much easier to manage.  After all, we are social beings and we need positive, supportive people in our lives at all times.

We we consider the types of things that fall beneath this category, we look at the HOW.  You may have a number of people in your life, but how many of them are true friends?  Who will be there for you no matter what?  What things do you do for them that strengthens your friendship?  Why do they matter to you?  How often do you share what their support/friendship means to you?  We’ll help you find the answers to these questions and support you in your efforts to continually improve your relationships with those not-so-easy-to-manage relationships.

We focus on these four areas of Social well being:

Relationships
Effective Communication
Support
Community

When it comes to your social well being, how would you answer the following questions?

1. Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?
2. If you were in trouble, do you have people you can count on to help you whenever you need them?
3. Are you able to communicate your feelings and ideas respectfully to others?
4. Are you happy with and feel safe in the community that you live in today?

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