During this difficult time in our lives, this situation has had many effects on us. It has not only affected our daily habits, but it has also affected our relationships and ways of communicating with others. As a result, many of us are left feeling like we can’t build and develop relationships. This article will explain Social Wellness and its effects on your health as well as ways to improve your social skills to build healthy relationships.
What is Social Wellness
Social Wellness is a person’s ability to interact with people around them. For many, this may seem minor but it is a major element that affects our health, both mentally and physically.
Components of interaction
In order to interact with others you need the following: communication skills, self-respect, ability to create meaningful relationships, and respect for others. This process allows you to build a support system for yourself and can be made up of family and friends.
What effects does Social Wellness cause in your life you may ask? Being isolated and unfriendly leads to many issues such as obesity and high blood pressure. Why is this you may ask. It is because when you isolate yourself and go through trials and tribulations you must handle the full burden by yourself. Since there is no one to turn to for support you may turn to things that will comfort you and start overindulging. Some common over indulgences could be eating, drinking alcohol, shopping, or any other habit you do excessively. This excessive behavior can cause more issues like overeating can lead to other issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. It’s like a domino effect and once it starts it’s difficult to turn around.
Is Social Wellness Beneficial
So Social Wellness benefits you in the following ways: reduced cases of depression, stronger mental health, less stress, and being more active. The support system has endless benefits and simply said, no one needs to be alone in life. We are here to make the best of our lives and that involves learning and growing together.
I myself have had my experiences on both sides. I went through a stage in life where I didn’t want to be bothered or interact with people. I felt people were not to be trusted and that I could only rely on myself. This thinking led to a very dull life. When I was sick or going through issues, I had no one to share this with. It was rough and made me have to mentally rethink this path I was taking. Being withdrawn had no benefits and only led to me mentally beating myself up because of the stress and struggles I was facing. Turning this thinking around took some time and required a lot of patience. I am not saying it’s easy, but it will definitely be worth it.
Taking Care of You First
Here are some steps you should take to begin achieving Social Wellness: get enough sleep, bathing and brushing teeth regularly, eating 3 balanced meals a day, and including healthy snacks in between. Other actions include practicing ways to express yourself bothy mentally and spiritually. Some ways to express yourself can be through journaling, meditation, yoga, and going to religious events that interest you. Another main practice which you need not miss is getting to know who you are. As I have explained in previous post-https://scarletshealthandwellness.com/the-fear-of-facing-quarantine/ learn your likes, dislikes needs preferences, and what you want out of life. The purpose of learning about yourself and getting active will help you to meet people you share interests with and begin building relationships where you and friends can learn and grow from each other.
Important Elements To Remember
On your Social Wellness journey be sure to keep the following in mind when building relationships:
- Don’t judge others you meet and bond with. This will cause you to develop a toxic relationship.
- Put Your Ego to the Side
- Be able to apologize and admit when you are wrong.
- Be open-minded to what others are saying and agree to disagree if need be.
- Keep Your Word
- Be mindful of the commitments you make. Also, know your limits and don’t take on more than you can handle. Doing so will not allow you to do your best.
- Bring Forth Positivity
Learning From You
Recognize the positive qualities you see in yourself and sharpen those qualities as much as possible. Use those qualities to help others. Also, be open and compliment others to not only make them feel good but show that you appreciate them as well.
Get To Work On Your Social Wellness
Now that you know more about Social Wellness and its effects on your health as well as ways to improve your social skills to build healthy relationships, let’s make moves and get active. Of course, right now you can’t go to places you enjoy like the park, gym, or anywhere people who share your interest may congregate. However, you can seek other methods to meet and communicate with others. Social media is a prime way to blossom and meet new people. If you’re interested in hobbies find others who share that interest and join groups that focus on the hobbies you choose.
I wish you the best on your journey and know that what you have learned today will help you grow into the person you want to be.
Continue with your journey of positivity and don’t be afraid to take small steps to big changes that will make you a better person.
Stay safe and remember you are here for a purpose.