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Focus on Your Social Life

Having a social support network can help you get through the ups and downs in life, and it may be the key to happiness and good health. Research has shown that having a strong network of support can protect against several health problems. This dimension focuses on building healthy, supportive relationships with family, friends and peers.

Connect with Others

Making time for positive experiences with friends and family can build emotional reserves and strengthen social connections in times of need.

  1. Connect with friends and family—schedule a coffee date or go for a walk together on a regular basis.
  2. Volunteer—check out volunteering opportunities with a local charity or your place of worship.
  3. Try a new activity—take a class, join a club or play in a sports league.
  4. Unplug from technology—take a break from electronic devices and spend time with loved ones face-to-face.

Resources

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Learn more about how to manage your social well-being with resources from Wespath.

Decreasing Screen Time Toolkit

 

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Five Dimensions of Well-Being