You can perceive wellbeing as being comfortable, healthy, and, most importantly, happy. It is not just the absence of any disease or illness but an integrated combination of physical, mental, and social health.
We all want to live a positive life worth living with sound problems and too many great memories in life. A holistic wellbeing is an approach that includes multidimensional factors such as physical, social, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. It has almost every category you can think of, in general. That’s why we call it holistic well-being.
We can’t control what is happening around us, but we can control our minds and react to situations well. We agree that mental health is the least talked about subject around. But it is high time we start valuing our mental health and its importance.
Individuals’ mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being, dramatically affecting how we think, feel, and act. Individuals’ mental health is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mindfulness helps improve the mental health and well-being of an individual. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by emotions, we can manage them better. It also helps us determine how we work in stressful situations, handle stress, make choices, and relate to others.
Anger is expressed in three ways;
The first one is Passive Aggression, where sometimes a person doesn’t admit that they are angry but are annoyed and expresses their Anger in silence, sulking, or by pretending that “everything is okay.”
The second type is Open Aggression, where a person expresses Anger and rage and may lash out at other people. They can be physically or verbally aggressive.
The third type is Assertive Anger which is a healthy way of dealing with Anger where a person communicates their feelings without hurting themselves and keeping others’ feelings in mind. They will be open to talking, listening, and finding solutions.
It helps a lot.
As well being is subjective, we usually have self-reported data. Many wellbeing instruments are available to measure self-reported wellbeing in different ways, depending on whether one counts their wellbeing as a clinical outcome, a population health outcome, or for other purposes.
For example, wellbeing measures can either be psychologically-based or utility-based. The use of these self-reported measures is different from using the objective criteria, which can assess well-being.
Well-being is not just an absence of disease but a holistic approach to enhancing an individual’s health, happiness, and personal and social life. Well-being is the interconnection between joy, physical and mental health, financial growth, social life, and spirituality. Even if one aspect is affected, it can also affect the other elements, leading to poor well-being and quality of life. Hence it’s vital to prioritize well-being and consciously work towards it.
Shreedevi Kulkarni is a counseling psychologist with expertise in adolescent counseling, child counseling, and skills training. She has experience as a Psychology lecturer and believes in empowering her students through experiential learning.
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