Fulfilment from belonging
Wellbeing is unique to every single person and relates to more than just happiness. There are many versions of what constitutes wellbeing and in some cases is described as “more than a sense of happiness and satisfaction, wellbeing means continuing to develop as a person, being fulfilled and making a contribution to the community.”
“wellbeing means continuing to develop as a person, being fulfilled and making a contribution to the community“
The Six Aspects of Wellbeing
The ability to make decisions for one’s self, be independent, regulate your own behaviour and resist social pressures
- Environmental Mastery
Having the ability to make effective use of one’s surroundings and being able to choose or create contexts suitable to individual needs
- Positive Relationships
Possessing empathy, concern and affection towards others so as to build long-lasting, trusting relationships.
- Purpose in Life
Having goals, aspirations and the sense of living a meaningful life.
- Personal Growth
Seeing potential in oneself, openness to new experiences and so having a continued feeling of self-development.
Acknowledging and accepting all aspects of one’s personality, both good and bad. Being kind to oneself and feeling positive about current and past life.
Someone whose needs are not being met in any of these areas may still maintain a sense of wellbeing as everyone has their own personal brand of resilience.