Aspects of Personal Wellbeing:
Wellbeing can be enhanced by fulfilling and purposeful work that involves being engaged, valued and positively challenged. When your work aligns with your strengths, personal and workplace values, this contributes to your wellbeing through greater job satisfaction, reduced burnout, increased engagement and a greater sense of satisfaction.
Financial security is a critical aspect of personal wellbeing. Financial wellbeing is defined as “the ability to meet current and ongoing financial obligations, feel secure in one’s financial future, and make choices that allow enjoyment of life” (Rogers, 2017). It would come as no surprise that individuals who feel in control of their finances report lower levels of stress and anxiety and having a feeling of financial stability provides a sense of freedom to invest in personal goals.
Physical wellbeing is the ability to maintain a healthy and balanced quality of life. Regular physical activity and healthy habits have a positive effect on mental health, including reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Stress management techniques, such as relaxation and meditation, can also improve our physical health.
Being part of a community and experiencing a sense of belonging and connectedness can greatly enhance mental health and overall wellbeing. Building relationships, participating in shared interests, having a support system and a sense of purpose can contribute to a sense of wellbeing.
Strong social connections provide emotional support, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, and enhance self-esteem. Investing in building and maintaining positive relationships can significantly impact personal wellbeing.
The World Health Organisation defines mental health as ”A state of well-being in which an individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to their community.”