Social Health

Social health involves your ability to form and nourish your relationships with others. It also relates to your ability to adapt easily to different social situations and act appropriately in a variety of settings.

Your Spouses, children, relatives, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances should all be included in your healthy relationships that should include strong communication skills, empathy, spending quality time, and a sense of accountability to the relationships. 

In order to nurture your relationships, you must show that you value the relationship by sacrificing time, energy, and effort. You may have to adapt to certain personalities and most importantly you should demonstrate your love by showing empathy, telling them you love them, spending quality time, listening, and giving them your undivided attention.

Here are tips to improve your social health:

  • Be friendly
  • Listen
  • Say “I love you”
  • Forgive, forgive and forgive again
  • Be patient
  • Put your phone away when you are having a conversation
  • Be in the moment when you spend time with your family and friends
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Are you engaged in social wellness?

  • Do you plan time to be with your family and friends?
  • Do you enjoy the time you spend with others?
  • Do you have positive relationships?
  • Are your relationships positive and rewarding?
  • Do you ask for support or help when you need it?
  • Do you volunteer in your community?

How to improve your social wellness?

Reflect on yourself and your relationships and your social needs:

  • What do you like about your social life?
  • Where would you like to improve? 
  • Keep in touch with family and friends
  • Join a club or organization. Meet new people
  • Practice self-disclosure