There are many people describing and defining wellbeing. Oxford dictionary defines well being as “a state of being comfortable, happy and healthy”. WHO defines wellbeing as “mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with normal stressors of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make contribution to his or her community”.
Well-being involves more than mere physical health has given rise to a greater focus on emotional and mental health. Subjective wellbeing or hedonic happiness is one of the general evaluation an individual makes to evaluate his mental and emotional wellbeing. Most people would likely hope for happy and satisfying life, in which good things and pleasant experiences outnumber bad ones.
Happiness seems to be an important part of how people define a good life. It’s all about presence of positive emotions, absence of negative emotions and life satisfaction.
But, listen up here…
Its more than happiness with life. It should be source of resilience in the face of adversity and should reflect positive functioning, personal strengths and mental health.
Let’s consider a question: Are happy people also mentally healthy people? At first glance the answer would seem to be yes. Its hard to imagine people suffering from depression or anxiety disorders also being happy? Emotional and mental wellbeing demands the differentiation between healthy and unhealthy happiness.
Every aspect of our life influences your state of wellbeing, i.e. a global combination of emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Some of them can be:
It depends on you what wellbeing is to you- financial, physical, social, psychological or emotional.
Good mental health and wellbeing mean different things to different people and every person has to find their own way to a life that is meaningful and satisfying for them. These ways can be going out with friends and family, quality sleep, good eating habits, finding an activity that is meaningful, learning new skill or getting engaged in your favourite hobby.
When an individual is not able to experience any of these, he or she is in need of professional help. Mental wellbeing describes your mental state-how well you are feeling and how well you can cope with day to day life. It is a dynamic part of our life.
Now, when we think about what affects are wellbeing, the situations are enormous, relationship problems, loss of loved one, work pressure, peer comparison, worry about financial support and what not which leads to loneliness, stress, anxiety, disturbed sleep, unhealthy lifestyle. This is just a sign of loss of mental wellbeing.
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