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Social Wellness

Social Wellness is the ability to build personal connections with others, deal with conflict, and to be a part of a positive social network.

Signs of Social Wellbeing 

  • development of assertiveness skills in place of passive or aggressive ones
  • balancing social and personal time
  • the ability to be who you are in all situations
  • becoming engaged with other people in your community
  • valuing all kinds of diversity
  • treating all people with respect
  • developing and maintaining friendships and social networks
  • the ability to create boundaries within relationship that encourage communication, trust, assertiveness skills, and conflict management
  • being in a social space that allows for fun, laughter, and encouragement

Ways to Nourish your Social Root

  • Schedule regular dates with friends/significant other.
  • Surround yourself with people who care about you.
  • Schedule regular time for my family.
  • Set limits with friends about how much you can support them.
  • Share a fear, hope or secret w/ someone you trust.
  • Spend time with others whose company you enjoy.
  • Stay connected with important people in your life.
  • Call, check-in on, see other relatives.
  • Spend some time alone every day.
  • Spend time with pets.
  • Make time to reply to personal emails, letters, calls.
  • Allow others to do things for me sometimes.
  • Reflect on relationships and whether or not they make you someone you like to be.
  • Do not be afraid to get to know new friends.
  • Ask for help from friends/family/mentors when you need it.


Roots of Wellness adapted from Wellness, UNH Health Services.

Last Updated: 1/28/16