5 Social Wellness Tips for Living Life to the Fullest!
Wellness is essential to living our best life. Social wellness is a necessary element of our wellness. A definition of social wellness by the University of California – Davis communicated the benefits and impact of a healthy social wellness mindset,
“Social wellness 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.“
Social wellness offers us the support needed in challenging times, and in turn, we provide support to others when they are facing difficulties, The Golden Rule.
A Gallup study found spending time with family and friends increased the emotional wellbeing of individuals, improved health, and decreased stress levels daily. Findings show individuals who scored lowest on the Happiness-Stress Index reported zero hours of social time daily.Relationships are important to our happiness. Click To Tweet
In this post, I’ve shared 5 simple tips for increasing our Social Wellness and improving our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. How many of the 5 tips are you currently implementing in your life?
5 Social Wellness Tips for Living Your Best Life
Friendships are essential to social wellbeing. I encourage you to place a priority on maintaining your current friendships and building new friendships. If you think you’re too busy to nurture your relationships, you will find all kinds of excuses not to show up or spend time with your friends.
Take time out to enjoy your friendships, and you will find your overall wellness increases in proportion to the amount of time you spend fostering your friendships. This includes family as well. Nurture your relationships with your family. Research states strong family ties increases all dimensions of wellness – social, physical, spiritual, financial, vocational, intellectual, environmental, and emotional wellness.
Reach out to a friend or family member today and tell them how much you appreciate them.
Appreciation is to recognize and value someone or something in your life. Improve your wellness by giving thanks daily. Be thankful for your family, friends, health, job, education anything we may take for granted each day. When you take time to give thanks for what you do have, you focus on the positive.
A positive mindset increases your wellness and expands your social circle. Positive relationships are essential to our social wellness.
List three things you are thankful for at this very moment?
Volunteering is a boost to our mental and physical wellness. Serving benefits others and benefits you personally through enhancing the lives of those around you.
Volunteering offers a social connection with people who have the same interest. Volunteer work also allows you to share the gifts you have been given with those around you.
List two volunteer opportunities that will allow you to share your gifts and give back to your community.
Gardening is an excellent benefit to your wellness because of the fresh air you take in, time spent surrounded by nature, increased physical activity and gives you a sense of accomplishment – planting, cultivating, and growing vegetables or flowers.
Spending time outdoors also lowers your blood pressure, your stress level, and boosts vitamin D.
Start cultivating and growing a garden today. An herb garden or tomato plant is a great starter garden. If you’re a seasoned gardner consider creating a community garden in your area.
Join a group or take up a hobby to meet new people with similar interests. What do you love to do? How do you like to spend your free time? Do you enjoy hiking, painting, or photography? Seek out interest groups where you can increase your skills or follow your passion.
Join a group to learn something new or to improve your current skills!
Commit to joining a group or club where you can improve your talents and meet new people with the same interests.
The benefits of your social wellbeing are endless. Life is more enjoyable when you increase your social connections and who doesn’t want to live life to the fullest!
I hope you took the time to complete the reflections for each of the tips listed and you will implement these suggestions daily. Of course, these are just a few examples of ways to boost your social wellness. If you have more ideas, please share!
How can I help?
Many women share how they feel so alone, which is not healthy for us. Feelings of loneliness impact your confidence, self-esteem, health, and relationships. Women want to know they are not the only one. I can speak words of favor, love, and acceptance all day, but your mindset must change, and you must take the time to increase your social connections if you genuinely want to overcome your loneliness.
How can I help? I can pray for you. I can listen. I can encourage. All you need to do is reach out.
I also believe it is essential for you to believe in yourself and your possibilities.
- You are a daughter of the King
- You are a beloved daughter of infinite worth
- You were created in His image, the image of God
“We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.” Ephesians 2:10 (CEB)