An introduction to wellbeing
Wellbeing is at the very heart of our ability to function
well as human beings and when we achieve a balanced
approach to life, we can live well and thrive.
So, what is wellbeing?
Wellbeing is about our overall quality of life and is
ultimately determined by our social, economic and
environmental conditions. Wellbeing is defined by
the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being
comfortable, healthy, or happy”.
It is also worth bearing in mind that wellbeing is a much
broader concept than being just about our mental and
physical health. There are many other aspects that we
need to consider and we can benefit from embracing a
more holistic approach to help balance our lives better.
By taking some time to reflect on each aspect of our life
and where we can make improvements, we will be able
to cope well with change and life’s inevitable challenges.
Having spent many years researching a variety of life
skills to support our wellbeing, my aim with this book is
to distil some of that information and share a collection
of practical tips that I have learnt along the way.
I do hope that you enjoy this book and most of all that it
provides you with a few nuggets of wisdom.