I figured out the definition of life…kinda…

Baleigh Shortreed
2 min readJun 14, 2023

The concept of well-being holds different meanings for different individuals. While the dictionary defines well-being as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy”, each person’s interpretation can vary based on their unique experiences and values. For me, well-being encompasses finding balance in life, cultivating love and relationships, and nurturing a positive mindset.

Finding Balance in Life

One essential aspect of well-being, as I perceive it, is finding balance in all areas of life. This means ensuring that no single aspect monopolizes our time and energy, but instead, we allocate resources to various important facets such as work, family, personal growth, hobbies, and self-care. Striking this balance allows us to feel a sense of fulfillment in multiple areas, avoiding the feeling of neglect or overwhelm that can occur when we focus solely on one aspect while neglecting others.

PRO TIP: In my experience, the best way to establish this balance is boundaries with yourself and others, and enhancing our time management skills.

Cultivating Love and Relationships

Love and relationships play a vital role in our well-being. Nurturing meaningful connections with others, be it with family, friends, or romantic partners, contributes significantly to our happiness and overall sense of well-being. It involves investing time and effort into building strong bonds, engaging in open and honest communication, and supporting one another through life’s ups and downs. Meaningful relationships provide a support system, foster a sense of belonging, and bring joy and fulfillment to our lives.

PRO TIP: Learn another person’s love language(s) in order to foster your relationship with them, but also note your love language, and your self sabotaging nature behind them.

Nurturing a Positive Mindset

Our mental state greatly influences our well-being. To me, well-being encompasses nurturing a positive mindset and cultivating mental resilience. This involves practicing self-care, embracing self-compassion, and developing techniques to manage stress and negative emotions. By focusing on positive thoughts, practicing gratitude, and engaging in activities that bring us joy and peace, we can cultivate a mindset that promotes overall well-being.

PRO TIP: I find that a daily mantra, regular meditative practices, and consistent gratitude and forgiveness practice is what boosts growth and positivity the quickest.

Well-being is a deeply personal and subjective concept. Striving for well-being requires continuous effort, self-reflection, and the ability to adapt to life’s challenges. While fluctuations may occur, understanding what well-being means to us allows us to pursue a happy and fulfilling life. I encourage you, dear reader, to explore and define what well-being means to you and take the necessary steps to achieve it, ultimately creating a life of comfort, health, and happiness.

LET’S TALK: Leave me a message or comment about what well-being means to you, and how you attempt to maintain the balance of life.

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Baleigh Shortreed

Writer, Author, & Entreprenuer teaching you to advocate for yourself through written, verbal, and digital means.