Well Being Essay

1270 Words Nov 4th, 2006 6 Pages
At first thought my definition of well being was simply well physically, without sickness and or pain. It wasn't until this class that I learned the true meaning of well being and that there are more indicators than just physical or health. According to Miriam Webster, "Well-Being is the state of being the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous." MSN Encarta says "Well being is having good fortune or health.
Emotional well-being, like physical health, can be judged on a variety of dimensions. Yet, in both realms, it is difficult to say which of these dimensions are essential for overall well-being. Can I say that I am in good physical shape because I am free of disease, or must I also have an abundance of energy and a great deal of
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As I advance, I have become very self conscience and unhappy with my appearance, mainly the drastic weight gain. I have found that I often rely on my fiancé for support even though I would rather discuss a great deal of my issues with my girlfriends I feel as if they just wouldn't understand.
"When emotionally significant events occur, some individuals readily turn to others for support. Yet for others the act of sharing emotional concerns can be threatening or even viewed as a sign of weakness or inadequacy. Further, even for those who are willing to rely on others, there are some social partners with whom they would be reluctant to share feelings and others whom they might readily seek out for emotional support." (Ryan, LaGuardia 1). For the most part I am in good mood but more recently I have been in a particularly bad disposition.
I think it has a great deal to do with the amount of commitments that I have at this time. Juggling school, work, and home as well a really tough first trimester has taken quite a toll on me emotionally as well as physically.

I believe that my personal situation is greatly influenced by physical factors as well as social conditions. At this particular point I can't really say that one has more of a greater impact than the other. There is a great deal of things going on in my life at the moment and although I try to avoid it as much as possible I

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