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Definitions of Well-being, Quality of life and Wellness

Definition  - well-be·ing   /ˈwɛlˈbiɪŋ/ Show Spelled[wel-bee-ing]



noun:


A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare: to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.

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 ArchiveWorkshopsRSS FeedDefinitions of Wellbeing, Quality of life and Wellness.Posted by Faisal Barwais on Monday, February 28th 2011 Some definitions of well-being


Broadly, well-being has been defined from two perspectives. The clinical perspective defines well-being as the absence of negative conditions and the psychological perspective defines well-being as the prevalence of positive attributes. Positive psychological definitions of well-being generally include some of six general characteristics. The six characteristics of well-being most prevalent in definitions of well-being are:


■ the active pursuit of well-being;


■ a balance of attrib…

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: Gratitude is a "Fertiliser for well-being"

Gratitude is a "Fertiliser for well-being"

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Gratitude Exercises

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: True meaning of happiness and wellbeing.

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: True meaning of happiness and wellbeing.: The true meaning of HAPPINESS? We have all asked the question ‘am I happy?’ but perhaps we are asking the wrong question...   If ...

Happiness, fulfillment and well-being for 2015

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HAPPINESS & WELL-BEING?

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." —Aristotle

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things." - Albert Einstein



We have all asked the question ‘am I happy?’ but perhaps we are asking the wrong question...
...So what should we be asking instead of  "am I happy ?"







Well let’s first look at lasting states of well - being and life fulfilment, as oppose to fleeting emotions, such as happy or sad, to assess our lives. Well-being is all about your state of life and living. Well-being is a construct (construct meaning a complex concept, idea or notion) which has many measurable elements like, emotional/psychological, economic, social, physical, and environmental well-being.  Well-being is also all about ‘flourishing’ and thriving in our lives. It has got to do with ‘self actualising’ and reaching our true potential. Well-being allows us to experience l…

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: The PERMA Model - Bringing Well-Being and Happines...

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: The PERMA Model - Bringing Well-Being and Happines...: The PERMA Model Bringing Well-Being and Happiness to Your Life ________________________________________ Achieve happiness and well-b...

The PERMA Model - Bringing Well-Being and Happiness to Your Life.

The PERMA Model



Bringing Well-Being and Happiness to Your Life


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Achieve happiness and well-being with the PERMA Model.
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We all want to be happy.


When we're happy, we're productive, we're good at building meaningful relationships with those around us, and... we feel great!


However, happiness is a notoriously difficult thing to "pin down;" and by focusing on it too intensely, we can end up feeling unfulfilled.


In this article we'll look at the PERMA Model. This helps us think about what we need to do to flourish - and be really happy as a result!


About the Model


The PERMA Model was developed by respected positive psychologist, Martin Seligman, and was widely published in his influential 2011 book, "Flourish."


"PERMA" stands for the five essential elements that should be in place for us to experience lasting well-being. T…

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: Wellness, Well-Being, Happiness, Contentment and A...

WELLNESS With Marie - Dimensions of living: Wellness, Well-Being, Happiness, Contentment and A...: Well-being and fulfilment ... Wellness, Well-Being, Happiness, Fulfilment, Contentment and Accomplishment. How do we achieve these stat...

Wellness, Well-Being, Happiness, Contentment and Accomplishment

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Well-being and fulfilment ...
Wellness, Well-Being, Happiness, Fulfilment, Contentment and Accomplishment. How do we achieve these states of being in a life time? We all want it but sometimes don't know how to attain it, or where to begin...



So I would recommend starting from where you are! Sounds easy enough, but do you know where or at what stage, phase or state of being you are at? To assess where you are, you would need to start with a high level of self awareness and do some introspection. You would need to take a close look at each dimension or part of your life and ask yourself ' AM I WELL IN THIS AREA OR DIMENSIONS OF MY LIFE? '

You can use the wellness wheel and the dimensions of wellness for this assessment -Social wellness, Emotional wellness, financial wellness, Occupational wellness, Spiritual wellness, Educational wellness, Environmental wellness, Mental wellness, Sexual wellness, Physical wellness etc...

Ask you self these questions:


Are these dimensions importan…