ACM Well Being - Social

Social wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in the world. The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to social wellness. Friends can serve as a source of encouragement and reinforcement for practicing healthy habits. The social dimension encourages one to become aware of his or her importance in society. It is vital to stay connected to people, form new relationships and participate in various social activities. Social wellness encourages one to take an active part in improving the world by encouraging healthier living and initiating better communication with others. Social wellness encourages one to discover the power to make willful choices to enhance personal relationships and important friendships, and build a better living space and community. Social wellness also includes showing respect for others, oneself and other cultures.

SHORT VERSION:  Social Wellness is the process of creating and maintaining healthy relationships through the choices we make.  It embraces relationships at home, work, friendships, and our relationships with all people and future generations.  The social dimension encourages contributing to your human and physical environment for the common welfare of your community.

Tips and suggestions for optimal social wellness: 

1. Cultivate healthy relationships.

2. Seek out resources for social anxiety.

3. Strengthen current friendships, contact an old friend, or discover new friendships.  

4. Get involved.

5. Contribute to your community. Volunteer.

6. Share your talents and skills.

7. Communicate your thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

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