Why is your social health important? Maintaining optimal social wellness helps you build healthier relationships with others. We should be surrounding ourselves with a positive social network that helps us increase our self-esteem.
Our social wellness enables us to create boundaries that encourage communication, trust, conflict, and many more. We are constantly working on our social wellness day by day.
Studies found that the key to healthy aging is building strong relationships because good relationships can protect our brains.
So how can you enhance your social wellness? Here are some suggestions:
- Reflect on yourself and your social needs:
- What aspects of your social life do you enjoy?
- What parts would you like to improve?
- Practice self-disclosure which is the process of passing on information about yourself to someone else
- Participate in group discussions and practice active listening
- Join a club or organization
Reflect on your thoughts, cherish the moments and value the things in your life.
Social wellness is important because people who have healthier relationships, and strong social networks tend to live long and respond better to stress.
Since there is a reduction in stress and anxiety, it can result in a healthier lifestyle, healthier cardiovascular function, and an enhanced immune system.
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