What is wellbeing?

Everyone wants to feel well but there’s a lot more to wellbeing than happiness and yoga.

Think wellbeing and what comes to mind? If you’re anything like most people, chances are health, happiness, pleasure and perhaps even yoga or alternative medicine are top of the list. Lots of people also describe wellbeing as an experience – of feeling good or healthy, for example.

While there’s no doubt feeling happy is a component of wellbeing, there’s actually a lot more to it. Living according to your values and reaching your full potential are key elements of wellbeing. It’s also possible to feel a sense of wellbeing about a specific event as well as an overall sense of wellbeing about your life. Here’s what you need to know about the complex world of wellbeing.

Check out the full blog by Dr Lindsay Oades, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at The University Of Melbourne