A person’s wellbeing can change moment to moment, day to day, month to month and year to year. It can be influenced by what’s happening in a specific moment and the actions that people take. As with positive mental health, wellbeing is most likely to flourish in a supportive and inclusive environment. Basically every aspect of your life influences your wellbeing.
Research has found the most common things to enhance your wellbeing include: an enjoyable and fulfilling career, adequate money, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, an intimate relationship with a partner, a network of close friends, a sense of belonging, spiritual or religious beliefs, the ability to adapt to change, a safe physical environment, and a sense of purpose and meaning. The factors that influence wellbeing are interrelated. For example, a job provides not just money but purpose, goals, friendships and a sense of belonging. Some factors also make up for the lack of others. For example, a good marriage can compensate for a lack of friendships, while religious beliefs may help a person come to terms with physical illness.