World Well-Being Week

By Dr. Madhusudan Singh Solanki in Mental Health And Behavioural Sciences

Sep 13 , 2022 | 1 min read


Well-being, or wellness, is the overall positive state of being that includes physical, mental, emotional, financial and environmental, and spiritual aspects. Taking care of our bodies is just only one aspect of well-being; we must take a holistic and preventive approach to life.

It is an active and intentional method of making ourselves the best possible versions we can be.

World well-being week encourages inculcating positive practices in our lives, which include factors like:

  1. Connecting with people

Humans are social creatures; it is necessary for us to connect with people so that we can exchange and create new, positive experiences, provide support and build our sense of community and belongingness.

  1. Being physically active

Exercising and keeping fit not only boosts physical health but also stimulates us mentally. It can improve self-esteem and give us a sense of accomplishment. It is necessary to find ways of remaining active that you find enjoyable so you can actually work towards being your best self.

  1. Be giving

Acts of kindness and giving can establish a sense of positivity, purpose, and self-worth. It can mean helping individuals or volunteering for your community.

  1. Learning

A continuous process, it boosts our confidence and gives a sense of meaning in our lives. It can be as simple as trying to listen to a podcast, reading a book, trying out a new recipe or being observant of your own surroundings.

  1. Practicing gratefulness

Practicing gratefulness is another way of inculcating a positive outlook toward life which in turn reduces stress and makes one resilient enough to go with the flow of life.

Remaining mindful of well-being also allows us to manage our expectations and experiences positively. It is like a glass-half-full situation. Well-being and wellness are not new concepts - they are now being emphasised due to the numerous benefits they offer.

We all have a chance to live a good life by being mindful, taking care of ourselves, keeping our priorities right in life, and practising small, simple steps as outlined above to make life whole, healthy and joyful.