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The importance of wellbeing

A study out recently has concluded that people in relationships are significantly happier than those who are not and that being in a relationship improves your overall wellbeing.

Understandably, human evolution causes us to create and maintain relationships, so meeting a partner is innate to our sense of being. Our wellbeing, however, depends on more than just this.

Yes, statistics provide an indicator as to how a pooled group feel and gives us an idea of the general consensus, but these aren’t necessarily truly reflective of the mass population.

A balanced diet, a decent amount of exercise, partaking in activities we enjoy, sharing things with the people we love, laughing and getting enough sleep are all key to a healthy overall wellbeing.

Watching your favourite film on the sofa when it’s raining outside, taking a scenic walk through the park and ending up at the pub, a really great cup of coffee on a cold day or going that extra mile to help someone are all conducive to this sense of wellbeing that we’re always looking to improve.

I think that the old adage of ‘doing what you love’ is also very true. Around 30% of our lives are spent at work, so being in a workplace or work situation that fails to grow you or makes you unhappy is not going to help you reach a life of contentment and fulfilment.

Working towards something that you are passionate about, having the next goal always in mind and creating a life where you wake up and look forward to the day ahead is an achievement in itself.

Being in a healthy, happy relationship and having someone to share all of the above with is a bonus, but not the be all and end all.

What would you say is key to your overall wellbeing?

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