Social Health can be explained as: “…social health generally refers to a person’s ability to interact with their peers and seniors in different social setting,” as per the INTERNATIONAL LIFE COUCHING COURSES blog.
Erich Fromm explained that, “Mental health cannot be defined in terms of the ‘adjustment’ of the individual to his society, but, on the contrary… must be defined in terms of the adjustment of society to the needs of man”.
Why is it so important to be aware of your social health?
CAPTEL’s article on the importance of social interaction looks deeper into this subject: “Do you sometimes feel “off” on days when you haven’t been able to connect with friends and family members? Whether you live next door or across the country from loved ones, staying in touch isn’t just good for the soul, it’s good for your overall health and well-being.”
“Research reveals that social interaction is especially important for older adults, because It keeps mental and physical health in peak condition and boosts the immune system…”
Here are two more reasons why it is important to maintain your social wellness:
What can you do about your social health?
OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE INTITUTE starts off by saying: “Social wellness involves openly communicating needs, feelings, thoughts and desires to those we trust, and actively listening with empathy when they share with us. It involves engaging in and enjoying positive interactions with other people in work and leisure and building and maintaining meaningful friendships, intimate relationships and professional connections.”
Here is a list of ways you can improve your social health.
Take a look and see what works for you:
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