Wellbeing is most usefully thought of as a dynamic process that gives people a sense of how their lives are going, through the interaction between their circumstances, activities and their psychological resources or ‘mental capital’.
Because of this dynamic nature, high levels of wellbeing mean that we are more able to respond to difficult circumstances, to innovate and to constructively engage with other people and the world around us.
Maintaining an optimal level of wellbeing is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality of life. Wellbeing matters. Wellbeing matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our wellbeing. In turn, our wellbeing directly affects our actions and emotions. It is an ongoing circle.
Therefore, it is important for everyone to aim for optimal wellbeing in order to ease stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions with people as well as with the world around us.