20 Jan Areas Within Well-being
As we know there are many factors to consider when analysing well-being… Some of these factors can be seen in the grid above. The coloured squares indicate the areas that I am personally interested in, and the green squares are my top four areas that I would like to focus on.
A brief discussion of each section:
- Physical Behaviour/Action in Individual Living
I define this as the behaviors and actions that one does on a daily basis and identifies with as a person. There’s a strong link between this section and the following one (below). At times, our own behavior can be surprising to ourselves and we may or may not agree with our own actions. We may also look at this through an “emotional/cognitive” lens, where we spend time thinking about the way we would want to behave or how we were taught to behave.
- Social/Cultural: interaction in Collective Living
This is where the behaviors and actions of an individual come into play with other members of a society. Here, we need to look for daily interactions: actions and reactions between people. How do these interactions create a space for well-being or ill-being? Are there specific ways in which human-interactions place pressure on individuals? Are these pressures cultural?
- Emotional/Cognitive in Individual Living
This area focuses on the well-being of an individual in their own little bubble; how one would take all the external factors and deal with it on an individual level. What behaviors or habits emerge when one is feeling well (or ill)? What are the different emotions that would be present? How does cognition play a role in this?
- Time in Collective Living
Time is always a stress factor. Either it passes too fast, or it’s going too slow. It is either wasted, or spent “wisely.” We either sleep too little, or sleep too much. The cycle never ends.