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Today we will focus on the next two domains: Social and Spiritual Wellness.
Social wellness is dependent on a well-developed support system, a general sense of connection and belonging, and the presence of satisfying relationships. Social wellness also involves good communication skills, and respect for yourself and others.
Many of us have varying levels of social needs. Some of us may need more social involvement and connection (i.e. more extroverted people) while others of us will not need as much (i.e. more introverted people). It’s important for you to know how much or little social interaction and engagement you need to feel satisfied. However, regardless of whether you are extroverted or introverted, we all have a fundamental need to feel connected and love from those around us.
What might self-care look like in the social wellness domain?
Spiritual wellness works to enhance and expand one’s sense of purpose and meaning in life. Spiritual wellness tends to be deeply personal and involves values and beliefs provide a sense of purpose in our walks of life. When spiritual wellness is achieved or prioritized, it leads to a state of harmony, balance and contentment with life.
There are a number of ways in which we seek spiritual wellness. While for many, this is achieved by the practice of religion, spiritual wellness can also be achieved outside of religious practice. I believe it’s helpful to “think outside of the box” when considering ways to enhance spiritual wellness.
What might self-care look like in the spiritual wellness domain?
Now that you know about social and spiritual wellness, ask yourself the following questions for both domains:
Continue to keep these in mind because we will come back to it later in the week. Until tomorrow!
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