How do you rate your overall well-being?
Based on extensive studies Gallup identified five essential elements of well-being.
According to Gallup these elements are the currency of life that matter but they do not include every nuance of life instead they help enhance life.
The five essential elements of well-being are as follows:
- The first element is about how you occupy your time or simply liking what you do every day: your Career Well-being.
- The second element is about having strong relationships and love in your life: your Social Well-being.
- The third element is about effectively managing your economic life: your Financial Well-being.
- The fourth element is about having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis: your Physical Well-being.
- The fifth element is about the sense of engagement you have with the area where you live: your Community Well-being.
Gallup found that these elements are universal across faiths, cultures, and nationalities. They also determined that people take different paths to increase their individual well-being.5 Essential Elements of Well-being. Gallup says these are the currency of life that matter. Click To Tweet
Here’s why they matter
This category focuses on business and lifestyle well being in relationship to your Career. How you spend your time daily and give back to the work ultimately shapes your life. People with a high career well-being wake up everyday feeling excited and enthusiastic about how they are going to spend their day. They are excited to influence the world in a positive way and are passionate about the work they do. Are you passionate about what you do? (if not, maybe it’s time to course correct?)
Our social well being is highly influenced by the people around us, including our friends, co-workers, family and love interests. Our relationships and friendships should help to motivate us in order to achieve a higher social well-being. Social well being is about having strong relationships and love in your life. Who do you surround yourself with? Do you need a new community to strengthen your social well-being?
Financial well-being is about effectively managing your economic life. To achieve an adequate financial well-being, financial security you must understand how to manage and spend your money The Financial element is important. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but youl will be happy when you master your finances and ensure your basic needs are met. Do you have a good relationship with money?
Having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis. Exercising regularly, maintaining a balanced and healthy diet and getting enough sleep will encourage you to have a thriving physical well-being. Ultimately, maintaining physical well being will satisfy the way we feel and live. Do you look and feel your best? If not, why not? What can you do to strengthen your physical well-being?
People who thrive in their community life contribute to their community based on their own strengths, likes and passions for the betterment of others. Involvement may start small but eventually will lead to a major impact. The efforts of people with a thriving Community element of well-being are what create the communities we cannot imagine living without. What are you doing to strengthen your community?
The reason the five elements are so important is that they serve as a foundation for creating a healthy life. Gallup determined that 66% of people are doing well in at least one of these areas. BUT only 7% are thriving in all five areas.
By identifying these pillars to well-being we’re able to focus on the areas we struggle with to ensure we’re creating habits and routines that support being the best that we can be.
An opportunity was extended to speakers and industry experts to create a personalized platform online to share their expertise to encourage the well-being conversation at the 29th California Women’s Conference. The brainchild of Michelle Patterson, President of the California Women’s Conference, this experience was designed to offer individualized resources, conversation and action tools based on the 5 universal elements of well-being as outlined by Gallup. The 2 topic hosts who created the MOST conversation, engagement and web traffic were featured speakers at the 2014 California Women’s Conference and received the People’s Choice Award!
I’m honored to have been awarded the People’s Choice Award for the Career track where I shared “Why the Traditional Copywriting and Marketing Formula isn’t Working with Women” and shared my simple formula to create marketing messages with integrity. Kudos to fellow People’s Choice Award recipient Leslie Stein of Lead Like a Girl who represented the Physical track. I’m honored to have shared the stage and our messages at the California Women’s Conference to help audience members strengthen their Career and Physical well-being.
I’ll share the specific questions I was asked via the”Ask Lisa” section of my blog here and when you have questions of your own, feel free to ask your marketing, advertising and copywriting questions here.
What essential elements of well-being are you focused on? Share via your reply in the comment sections below?