Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world.
Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness.
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Social Wellness is about relationships. Friendships, family, romance, and how you treat the cashier at the grocery store are all aspects of your Social Wellness. Social Wellness involves your ability to foster intimacy in relationships while maintaining supportive boundaries; respecting the needs of others, as well as balancing a social life with personal responsibilities. When your Social Wellness is in order, you feel both supportive and supported. Social Wellness is about the give and take that occurs in healthy relationships so that everyone feels nurtured and loved.
7 Aspects of Wellness
By The 123 Feel Better Company
Social Wellness is a major life area that is part of the 7 Aspects of Wellness. It is necessary for a full and complete life. Our relationships are an important part of who we are and how we feel. They provide us with a support system during tough times and a place to express our joys when we feel like having fun. Social Wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive intimate relationships as well as fostering a general connection with everyone around you. It’s also about learning how to balance your social life with your personal life.
As you explore your Social Wellness, you’ll learn more about setting boundaries, taking care of yourself in relationships, opening up to honesty and sharing your feelings in relationships, and how to reach out to others. You’ll also discover more about yourself as you determine the types of people you enjoy spending time with and how you can connect with them on a more intimate level. When you focus on your Social Wellness, you not only feel better, but you want to share that feeling with everyone you meet. We all need relationships, and the healthier our relationships can be, the better we’ll feel.
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College Links to Enhance Social Wellness:
College Programs to promote social wellness
Monthly book clubs – An opportunity to have companionship while sharing viewpoints about interesting novels
Weekly walks around campus – a way to get some exercise while meeting and making new friends on campus
- Fellowship oriented social groups – small groups sharing that encourages community and personal development
Reading links to Enhance Social Wellness