Wednesday, May 25, 2011
On 6:40 AM by Imani Sankofa in wellness travel
What is Social Wellness?
Social wellness refers to the relationships and connections we have with others. It also refers to our capability to build and maintain relationships, develop intimacy with family and friends and manage our feelings and emotions.
Social wellness is an important element in every person's life, primarily because it helps you recognize your natural interdependence with others, regardless of the relationship. A person who is well-adjusted on a social level is capable of making friends, offering support to others and becoming a productive member of the society we live in.
Social wellness also encourages you to focus on the needs of others and make contribution for the greater good of the community. Social wellness also helps you maximize and share your life experiences.
5 Tips to Create Social Wellness in Your Life
Here are some of the most important steps you can take to create social wellness in your life.
1. Know your Needs and Desires
We all have unique needs and desires. Learn to identify what your needs and desires are so you don't feel the pressure to perform in an environment you don't enjoy or care about.
2. Reach Out
Offering friendship to people is a first step to social wellness. Without this initiative, it will be difficult for you to take advantage of potentially productive relationships. Consider joining groups and clubs that focus on your interests. Explore other avenues that may present certain possibilities for you, such as volunteer work and wellness travel.
3. Choose your Relationships Carefully
Learn to build and stay in healthy relationships. These relationships involve people you care about and who care about you and your well-being. Generally, these are people whom you feel can nurture and support your needs and whose needs you yourself can offer support for. Trust and compassion are two vital ingredients for social wellness.
4. Stay True to Yourself
Remain authentic and stand in your own truth. Ultimately people will respect you for it.
5. Learn to Communicate Effectively
Don't be afraid to communicate your needs and interest. Being able to communicate well is a vital component of social wellness because this is generally how you initiate relationships in the first place.
The Effect of Wellness Travel on Social Wellness
Wellness Travel is an awesome way to develope social wellness! Whether its a yoga retreat, spa getaway, fitness bootcamp, spa cruise or spiritual journey, you will have the opportunity to
- Develop positive relationships
- Interact with other people
- Build and nurture relationships
- Accept other people's attention and care
- Opportunity to function in social situations
Make it a practice to constantly work on your social connections through wellness travel and soon you will have an abundance of what we call "social wellness".
- Eat right and exercise
- Give yourself "me" time
- Utilize relaxation techniques; Yoga, Meditation, Breathing, Qi Gong
- Laugh and smile more often
- Set realistic goals
- Handle important tasks first and eliminate unessential tasks
- Be flexible
- Reduce criticism of yourself and others
- Push away negativity of any kind
- Remember you can only change yourself