Wellness: Career and Social

How well do you like what you do?  What about your relationships IMG_1108and social connections.  How strong are they?  Answering these questions help you find out what level of well-being you have in your life.  Well-being is defined as “the condition of being contented, healthy, or successful.”

When it comes to our chosen professions or jobs, those with high career well-being are more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall.  They actually take more time to enjoy life, have stronger relationships and they don’t take life for granted.

To increase your well-being in your career, use your strengths daily.  Identify what your strengths are.  What do you do well?  Encourage natural personal growth by connecting and spending time with others with a similar purpose or vision.  Aim at having a “best friend” at work or strengthen bonds with people you like on your job.

Harvard University did a 30 year long study of more than 12,000 people.  It showed that people who have direct, frequent contact with someone with who has high well-being can dramatically increases your own chances of being happy by 15% because every hour of daily social time reduces stress!  Social time includes time at work, talking to friends and family, sending email, talking on the phone, and other communication.

To increase your social well-being, make relationships a priority.  Start by having at least one close friend and increase to 3 or 4.  If you fee that you don’t have extra time to just hang out, combine social activities with working out or meal times.  Be creative.

Having well-being can increase our resilience to cope with life’s difficulties and be able to enjoy life as we should. Being employed and engaged in meaningful activity is an important part of living a healthy life!


WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEBSITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Wallette V. McCall is an author, speaker, and life coach for women.  Wallette publishes the “Breakthrough to Change” monthly Ezine on how to thrive in the midst of change at: www.AnotherLevelCoaching.com


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