Over the past decade, Gallup has been exploring the common elements of wellbeing that transcend countries and cultures through an assessment called the Wellbeing Finder.
Their research included asking 20 million people, within 150 countries, hundreds of questions concerning health, wealth, relationships, jobs and communities.
Gallup’s studies, in partnership with leading economists, psychologists and other acclaimed scientists, have pointed to these top 5 elements that would make any person have a more thriving life.
Today we are going to associate these elements with 5 people or easy tasks that you can introduce your own life to make it more fulfilling and less stressful.
Career Wellbeing – Find a Professional Mentor
Find a person in your career field that you look up to. Whether it is their career path or the ease of how they handle everyday situations— sit down with them and ask how they manage their time, how they stay motivated, how they stay focused, how they celebrate their success and don’t be afraid to ask them for advice.
Social Wellbeing – Make time for the people that matter to you
Make time for your friends and family. Don’t only reach out to people when you need something. Go out of your way to check in occasionally and ask them how they are doing. When the tables are turned, it will feel great to have people who care in your corner.
Financial Wellbeing – Ask for advice from your friends and family in the financial industry
Effectively managing your economic lifestyle can be a difficult task. If you don’t have an account or financial advisor, keep a ledger and open a savings account. Setting aside a few bucks a paycheck may seem like a daunting task, but after a few times it will become habitual.
Physical Wellbeing – Try a personal trainer or join a class to hold yourself accountable
Getting started is the hardest part. Once you start adapting small, positive changes to your lifestyle you will feel healthier and have more energy to get more things done on a daily basis.
Community Wellbeing – Connect with a Community Builder
Even if it’s just on social media, having notification of what’s going on in your community will make you more likely to find something that fits your interests so you can get involved.
In conclusion, Gallup found that the best way to adapt these changes is to give yourself short-term incentives that are consistent with your long-term objectives.
For example, realize that if you dedicate 20 minutes to a morning exercise routine, you will feel happier for the next 12 hours, according to Gallup.