Duden describes well-being as “good physical and mental health”. Generally Well-being is economic, physical and emotional well-being. In this article, we cover the topic of well-being on our health.
Health plays one of the most important roles when it comes to our well-being. Man can be so successful - if there is still room for improvement in the health chapter, go it's just not that good. On the other hand, a healthy lifestyle and a so-called "growth mindset" contribute positively to general well-being and even overshadow other factors such as status or financial position.
Why is wellbeing important?
Well-being is important because it determines the overall quality of life. Guess who feels, does not only do his contentment a favor but also his Health. Factors that negatively affect well-being should therefore be avoided to stay healthy.
What influences our well-being?
These include stress, anxiety and being overwhelmed. But also others, less so obvious, factors include: prioritizing material achievements, neglecting social relationships, surrounding yourself with negative people making one's self-esteem dependent on external recognition, etc.
Even if it doesn't seem like it, these factors affect our well-being, then what
in turn, can lead to poor health. A good starting point is that we actively work towards “doing well”.
This is how we transform the negative cycle (low well-being - worse state of health - even less well-being) into a positive cycle (much well-being - good health - even more well-being).
What is wellbeing associated with?
These are some of the aspects associated with well-being:
- Social adjustment and connectedness
- Mental and physical health
- Life expectancy
- Healthy habits
- Self-perceived health
This is how you can actively do something for better well-being:
- Relax and minimize stress
- Maintain social contacts
- Learning or expressing creativity
- Meditate or journal
- Spending time in nature
- Get enough sleep and exercise
- Set goals that bring fulfilment
- A balanced diet