How To Improve Your Social Health

By Collins Nwokolo Tuesday, 5 April 2016
How to improve your social health

Do you know that many people today don't know that having a good social health is an important key to having a great health and wellbeing? Don't worry, today you'll learn what social health is all about, it's importance and above all how to improve your social health.

What is social health?
Social health simply means the ability to create good relationships, relate well with others and adapt to any social situation. A person with a great social health comfortably associate with people, and communicate freely.

Social health is as important as having good physical or mental health because being socially healthy means you will have a stable life. A good social health will help you avoid depression, anxiety and sometimes even stress. It could also help in improving your general health and wellbeing.

What shows that you are not socially healthy?
A lot of people today have very poor social health, they find it extremely difficult to associate or relate with other people. This is could be because of varying circumstances such as upbringing or temperament.
But regardless of any circumstances, you need to maintain a good social health, it's very essential. 

Also the rise in technological innovations has made many people reclusive and contributed to many people having poor social health.

What shows that you don't have a good social health? Let's find out with these simple test!
Answer the following questions:

• Do you always feel depressed, lonely and bored? Yes/No/Maybe

• Do you find it extremely difficult to confidently speak out to your opinions? Yes/No/Maybe

• Do you find it hard in adapting to different social situations? Yes/No/Maybe

• Would you describe yourself as having an active life? Yes/No/Maybe

• Do you find it difficult to answer 'what have you been to recently' by your peers? Yes/No/Maybe

If you answered 'Yes' to at least 3 questions and 'Maybe' to at least 4 questions, then I guess there is something wrong.

How To Improve Your Social Health
I've mentioned the benefits of a good social health and the consequences of having a poor one. Now let's find out what you can do to improve your social health. These is very important for everyone, learn and find out where you need to improve on.

1. Establish a good self esteem
The first step you have to take to improve your social health is by establishing a proper self esteem for yourself. Always remind yourself why you are special and the good things you have done and achieved. Remember, no matter what, you are special person regardless of what you think of yourself.

Being mentally secure with yourself will help you individual maintain healthy relationships.

2. Communicate
There's no way you can improve your social health without communicating. Make a good effort in improving your communication skills, then associating with people won't be a problem. 

Communicate with people in your workplaces, and listen more, talk less. Avoid gossip too.

3. Find people that have the same interest as you
The best and easiest way to improve your social health is by first, starting to find and relate with people who have similar interests with you. The will help you feel a lot more comfortable to interact freely.

How to improve your social health

4. Try new things and meet new people
After you've mixed with people that have similar interests with you. Learn about new things and find new interests, try new skills. Once in a while travel and meet new people.

5. Live a healthy lifestyle
A healthy life is what everyone needs, living a healthy life will give you confidence to interact with people.

6. Do what makes you happy
If you have a hobby or some activity you enjoy a lot, create time to do it. Don't just do it alone but along with other people and loved ones.

Thanks for reading.

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Nwokolo Collins

Hi, My name is Nwokolo Collins, I am a passionate health enthusiast, I write amazing health articles with sufficient humour.

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