A high level of well-being and flourishing includes several dimensions:

  • Physical well-being: physical health (lack of disease), physical strength, vitality (feeling energetic), sleeping well.
  • Material well-being: having enough physical resources for sustaining one’s life, including enough healthy food and water, adequate shelter, clothing, access to medical and educational services, etc. as well as proper handling of one’s finances.
  • Emotional well-being: frequent experience of pleasant emotions such as joy, enjoyment, confidence, serenity, flow, satisfaction, love, enthusiasm, hopefulness, and infrequent experience of unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, panic, stress, depression, sadness, grief, anger, hatred, jealousy, loneliness, insecurity, shame, helplessness, frustration, restlessness, boredom.
  • Mental well-being: possessing knowledge which is useful for one’s daily life and career, developed skills of writing, expression, math, playing music, etc.
  • Personality well-being: having well-developed positive character traits, such as self-love, confidence, courage, optimism, perseverance, resourcefulness, responsibility, curiosity, creativity, generosity.
  • Spiritual well-being: having a sense of purpose and meaning for one’s life,a feeling that one’s life matters, a sense of growth, accomplishment and fulfillment of one’s potential, contribution and belonging to something greater than one’s self.
  • Social well-being: having meaningful and supportive social relations with family members, friends, co-workers.
  • Individuality well-being: having a developed persona that is based on one’s own unique talents, strengths, opinions, and tastes, which are not mindlessly copied from societal norms; as well as the external social circumstances that allow one to freely express one’s self.

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