Why Social Wellness Matters

Maintaining the proper social wellness allows you to build healthy relationships with others that are beneficial and impactful. Having a strong supportive social network will enable you to develop skills that will make you more comfortable in social situations. Surrounding yourself with positive social relationships allows you to create more boundaries and encourage communication, trust, and conflict management. Social wellness involves building supportive, healthy, and nurturing relationships to form genuine connections with people around you and within your community. 

You may not realise how crucial social wellness is when you think about your health, yet it is!

Improve your overall social health and wellness 

Social wellness has positive impacts that can affect your overall health. People who have healthy relationships tend to live longer and healthier lives. That’s why hospitals often refer chronically ill patients to join related support groups. The support groups and communities can have a significant effect on your overall health and wellness. Those who have healthy relationships tend to have better health outcomes all around. By having someone to provide you with encouragement and accountability, you can improve or deter health-related problems. 

Research shows that social isolation or having few social contacts has significant health implications. That includes high blood pressure, obesity, stress, and overall immune systems ability to fight off infectious diseases.

Allow for fluid mental health.

By finding balance in your social life, you can better manage problems like grief or negative thoughts and behaviour. Some thoughts can lead to anxiety and depression. That’s why communication between friends can influence your mental health. Speaking to someone you trust, such as a friend, therapist, or support group, can help you better be with the stress you may be feeling. Remember, being alone can make your challenges more difficult and feel more significant. 

Feel your emotions and be well

Not only can supportive relationships provide you with physical health benefits, but it also has many emotional health benefits. Daily stress is common for people of all ages and impacts your emotional expression. Feeling different emotions is a lot easier when you have support from friends and family. Support like this can influence you to better play through whatever challenges you may face. You may even gain more value from the ups and downs of emotional experiences like this. 

Questions to ask yourself 

  • How do you ask for help?
  • Do you surround yourself with people you can trust?
  • Do you communicate clearly?
  • Do you have someone you can count on?
  • Are you OK being alone?

Suppose you ask yourself some of these questions and take steps in improving your social wellness. You may be surprised at how practical these ideas are and how much more enjoyable your day to day life is. So, as you notice improvements, you’ll also likely find yourself feeling happier, healthier, and more fulfilled.