Connections to other people and to the life of your community are part of social wellness.
Your ability to interact with people around you and to contribute to the life of your community depends on using good communications skills, having meaningful relationships, respecting yourself and others, and creating a support system that includes family members and friends.
Social wellness follows these tenets:
- It is better to contribute to the common welfare of our community than to think only of ourselves.
- It is better to live in harmony with others and our environment than to live in conflict with them.
Interpersonal and social wellness emphasizes interdependence with others. It includes the pursuit of harmony in one’s family, as well as relationships with others.
Developing interpersonal wellness means learning good communication skills, developing the capacity for intimacy, and cultivating a support network of caring friends and or family members. Social wellness requires participating in and contributing to your community, country, and world.
The understanding and appreciation of cultures other than your own, being aware of other cultures and ways of thinking is key to learning about other ways of being and puts your own vantage point in a global perspective. Social /Multicultural wellness can open new pathways of seeing the world.
Are you engaged in the process of social wellness?
- Do you plan time to be with family and friends?
- Do you enjoy time spent with others?
- Are your relationships with others positive and rewarding?
- Do you explore diversity by interacting with people of other cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs?
Click on the links below to find out about opportunities to mix and mingle with folks in our community.