Do you know a thriving well-being goes beyond nutrition, physical activity, and weight management? Other elements also affect your well-being . In fact, there are seven elements to address, as outlined in a holistic and comprehensive assessment developed by WellCoaches. This assessment is known as the Well-Being Assessment (WBA)* and the first step in raising your awareness to the state of your well-being.
Which one of these elements are the most important to you right now? Which one are you ready to create change? Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on ‘Life Satisfaction’.
Life satisfaction is having:
A strong sense of purpose in life
Gratitude and appreciation for what you have
Joy in your life
Satisfaction in personal relationships
Satisfaction in work relationships
How do you feel about your life satisfaction? Are you fully satisfied? Or is something missing?
Being aware of your life satisfaction provides a deeper meaning towards your strive to thrive. Without purpose, without gratitude, without joy, we easily get lost in the maze of life. The disparity affects our health which eventually manifests into physical symptoms.
My strong sense of purpose and joy comes from my faith in God. I remember when I was a child, I consistently wrote letters to God as part of my prayer. It’s what gave me the strength through many of the difficulties I’ve experienced in my past.
I loved how the pastor of the church we attend defined the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is fleeting due to outwardly circumstances that makes us happy in the moment. Compare it with joy that is lasting. And the joy that comes from knowing ultimately a higher being is in control – my belief is in God.
This scripture written in the book of Nehemiah is a comfort to weary souls –
Whether it’s faith in God or having a strong belief in something bigger than yourself, it’s one way we can develop a stronger sense of purpose and cultivate joy. Dig deep into your soul and discover what truly gives you joy. Your life satisfaction would increase bringing you closer to a healthy and thriving well-being.
*If you’re interested in finding out your overall state of wellness take the Well-Being Assessment and enter my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org in the Coach’s email address section.
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Having a good relationship with God is important, I believe. Being able to keep that relationship strong, even through the most troubling of times, is amazing.
That is wonderful that your faith has helped guide you! I know it can be very helpful for many people!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Yes it has! Thanks Angela – Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
It’s really fantastic that your faith provides you so much comfort and joy. Have a happy Thanksgiving
Thank you Deborah. My faith has definitely helped me through hard times.
Although I don’t go to church weekly (still searching for a church home), I have a belief in God and I know that has helped me get through some hard times.
I do try to have joy and laughter in my daily life. I don’t have a lot of friends where I live, but I’m very thankful for my online friends and my college friends that live in different parts of the country. Those friendships are very valuable to me.
I found that having a church home to connect with is valuable. I understand how it could be tough when your friends are long distance. However with technology it makes it so much easier to reconnect.
My faith has shaped everything in my life and it continues to!
That’s wonderful to hear Jenny!
I am not sure I would use the word satisfaction. maybe. more like content. I am content with my life. I am able to do the things that make me happy. I am in a relationship with a very loving and caring (and smart and funny 🙂 ) partner. I don’t have a lot of friendships where I’m at but that’s the difficulty of being an immigrant. So I am learning to be OK with these things that I’m less content about. I believe in something like God – definitely a higher power, but I am not religious.
Thanks for sharing Renee. Sounds like you share your life with an amazing partner!
I also have a very deep faith in God, and that has carried me through many tough moments and experiences.
Wonderful to hear Kim!
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