5 Tools of Social Wellness

5 Tools of Social Wellness
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5 Tools of Social Wellness. Social wellness is as important as the wellness of our own being. From birth till death we all live supported by our relations in one form and another. We build relations, we end relations, and build new ones too.

This acts like a navigation chart for us which shows us the way ahead in life. We don’t only live surrounded by relationships, but we also learn how to interact, express yourself, love, hate, care, and form all kinds of habits under the influence of these relationships. Positive social habits can help you stay healthy mentally, and physically.

1- Building positive social connections

Building positive social connections strengthens your health, and gives a boost to your life. Every relationship we make, may it be our parents, friends, romantic partners, kids, neighbors, colleagues, and all other day to day social connections, influences us in different ways every day.

Getting involved in every relationship has its own taste and flavor. Each leaves a footprint on our biology and well-being differently.

Therefore, while you are interacting, building relations, and looking after our existing relations, one must look after one’s own self above all. Never forget to take care of yourself while you are caring for others.

2- When we act as caregivers

In life there come many times when we have to play the role of a care giver for an over-loved one. At that time it is hectic, draining, emotionally, physically challenging to look after our own selves, and yet care for those whom we are responsible for. So if in life you need to take care of your parents, kids, spouse, or any other relative, never let go of taking care of your own self. Strong, healthy relationships are important to have through out your life.

The social skills we learn as a kid, it is important to remember them when we are a care giver at any point in life. As we age with a little trying, awareness, and observation, we can improve the quality of our relationships.

You must know what a healthy relationship looks like when as a care giver you support those who are in need of your care. Strengthen your empathy for your family, and others.

3- Where we live impacts us

Since childhood, where we live, who we are with, school, neighborhood, city, village, country, region, all impact us. How we travel and how we interact with others all makes us adopt, form new habits.

Healthy habits can bring positive changes in our attitude, mindset, and over-all health. Whereas negative habits of adoption could destroy us. In your own community, bring about ways to encourage your interaction, physical activities in form of community activities. Don’t sit and be a couch potato. Move around.

Go to the park, volunteer for the community’s good. Engage more, and look after your mental health . Never take too much burden or unnecessarily poke your nose in other people’s affairs.

Mind your own business and in every way make your life as positive and better as you can.

4- Family health habits affect our habits

When you live with your family, and spend most of your time around your loved ones, what they do you do too often. Many things in this process influence us as a child, such as the company of our friends, teachers, and relatives. Even what kind of programs you watch on TV, what kind of music, and podcasts you listen to, all influence our mood. How we interact in our community, places we go to, company, we hang out with, all that matters a lot.

This shapes our behavior, physical, mental activity habits, trusting others, and is highly influenced by our emotional stream, our thoughts, and actions.

5- The relationship with our kids

When we parent a child it is the biggest joy, challenge, opportunity and responsibilty. Joy because nothing is as beautiful as your own child.

The challenge is because raising your kid properly is highly important; catering to his/her needs, making every day sacrifices, looking after 24/7 is the job of us as a parent. Many say Parenthood is thankless, so find all the opportunities you can to bond with your kid.

Be selfless, and expect nothing in return. Raising a child is a huge responsibility, rewarding yet challenging. If you are reactive, over sensitive, emotional, or have an aggressive nature, it all affects your kid. So stay strong, adopt all the positive habits because you are the role model for your kid.

As a parent you have to be the caregiver of your child. This could be hectic, exhausting, but being a parent, if you take a responsibility to bring another human being into the world, then devote yourself fully to that cause.

Until you are not fully ready to embrace parenthood, you will never be a good parent. As children make very close bonds with their caregivers, and parenthood is a new challenge every day.




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