The social dimension of wellness includes the careful creation and maintenance of healthy and positive relationships, our contribution and involvement in the community and our impact on our surroundings or environment at large.
The quality of our relationships with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers can have a dramatic effect on our wellness. All of us are faced with daily decisions as to which relationships to foster, invest and grow and which ones to minimize, avoid or end. Since we cannot control others, we can only make investments in the best relationships and be strong to avoid the needy destructive ones that detract from our wellness.
Our involvement in the community and our affect on our surroundings and environment may or may not be a major factor in our wellness by our own definition of what is important to us. With that said, a wellness approach would be to contribute where we can, while improving and protecting our environment to the best of our ability.