Social Wellness is defined as the quality of your personal connections. And although most of us are in our personal bubbles at the moment, it is still possible to invest in this area of your health. Here are some tips!
Think of a social inventory as a “spring cleaning” for your relationships. First, take an overall look at the different people in your life - are there certain relationships that are particularly meaningful? With many of us in isolation, it’s sometimes easier to adopt the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, but truly appreciating people doesn’t require in-person hangs. So take a few moments to think through who has been there for you this year and who you’d like to be there for more. Sometimes that means releasing relationships that don’t support your overall wellness to make way for the ones that do.
While it’s not the same as hittin’ a yoga class with your bestie, there are still fun wellness activities to be had! At Givhero, we love a good challenge, so why not invite a friend to join you in your next activity (we have plenty of personal and team goals for ya!). Having an accountability buddy on your health and wellness journey can help you stay on track with your well-being goals.
Craving new connections but don’t want to risk being in-person? Due to the new normal of this year, there are many ways to network (both personally and professionally) online. Organizations are getting creative with virtual spaces to meet and interact with people. Try contacting your favorite in-person spot and see if they have any online options - chances are they probably do!
A silver lining of 2020? We’ve managed to find new and creative ways to help each other from afar. Studies show that volunteering can increase feelings of happiness, and is even beneficial for your long-term health! If you’re not sure where to start, here are some resources to help you make an impact.
As we approach the end of 2020, individuals and companies are thinking more about year-end giving. If you have the financial means, causes and organizations could you use your help now more than ever. And if you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone, might we suggest participating in your health and wellness while giving back with Givhero? The more you invest time in your health, the more money will go to a nonprofit of your choice. We call that Social Wellness at it’s best!
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Hanna Berman is a Mental Health & Wellness Contributor for Givhero. As a Mental Health & Organizational Consultant, her career is dedicated to exploring behavior change on both an individual and collective level. She holds a Masters from King’s College London in Global Ethics & Human Values and is a part-time Reiki practitioner with City Acupuncture Clinic in Washington DC.