What is Social Wellness?
How "Socially Well" Are You?
The social dimension of wellness involves developing, nourishing and encouraging satisfying relationships. Read each statement carefully and respond honestly by using the following scoring:
Almost always = 2 points
Sometimes/occasionally = 1 point
Very seldom = 0 points
_____ 1. I contribute time and/or money to social and community projects.
_____ 2. I am committed to a lifetime of volunteerism.
_____ 3. I exhibit fairness and justice in dealing with people.
_____ 4. I have a network of close friends and/or family.
_____ 5. I am interested in others, including those from different backgrounds than my own.
_____ 6. I am able to balance my own needs with the needs of others.
_____ 7. I am able to communicate with and get along with a wide variety of people.
_____ 8. I obey the laws and rules of our society.
_____ 9. I am a compassionate person and try to help others when I can.
_____ 10. I support and help with family, neighborhood, and work social gatherings.
_______ Total for Social Wellness Dimension
Score: 15 to 20 Points - Excellent strength in this dimension.
Score: 9 to 14 Points - There is room for improvement. Look again at the items in which you scored 1 or 0. What changes can you make to improve your score?
Score: 0 to 8 Points - This dimension needs a lot of work. Look again at this dimension and challenge yourself to begin making small steps toward growth here. Remember:The goal is balanced wellness.
How Can I Improve My Social Wellness?
•Take time to listen to your friends and acquaintances.
•Get to know your personal needs and pursue things and people who nurture those needs.
•Contact and make specific effort to talk to the people who are supportive in your life.
•Attend campus events to stay connected and make new friends.
•Join a club or organization that interests you.
•Celebrate diversity by interacting with others who are different than you.
Social Wellness Resources
Resources at FAU
Looking for an active way to get connected? Try a sports or social club (i.e. Play Hard Play Social Club Sports)
Need a place to gather with friends? Check out one of the parks in the area. (Parks and Recreation Department of Palm Beach County & Broward County parks)
Want to give back to the community and meet people at the same time? Try volunteering (Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County)
Interested in information regarding upcoming events in the area? Check out http://www.southflorida.com/events/