Relationships are vital to our wellbeing as well. Humans are social beings. When we are able to connect and bond with the people around us, our brain receives ‘feel good’ signals. Conversely, when we get rejected socially, our brain feels ‘hurt’. This feeling sometimes translates into physical pain. We get gut-wrenching feelings and our heart aches. Relationships can also affect our health in other ways. When we get into conflicts with our co-workers, we may get stressed and our blood pressure may rise. Poor relationships may also lead to emotional turmoil. Research has found that lonely individuals tend to be at great risk of depression.
Wellbeing is integral to success. Wellbeing embodies our health, our experiences and our level of satisfaction in life. It also encompasses our quality of life, and our relationship with others. We associate wellbeing with positive feelings and experiences. For example, happiness, healthiness, fulfilment and optimism. When we are happy, healthy and engaged in life, we bring forward the best version of ourselves. We are living well. But given that we are all unique, we all have a different version of our best self. It is up to us to find the right tools and resources to make it happen. Explore this site to see if there are resources, tips or information that you can use to support your journey towards living well.