Five Indicators Of Well Being

Gallup completed an extensive study across many cultures and countries to determine how a life can be well lived. Five broad areas surfaced from their study.

These areas of well-being are an indicator of the degree to which someone is going to feel fulfilled in life.

In his book, Finding Your Element, Ken Robinson goes on to say that 66% of the people are doing well in at least one of these areas, but only 7% are thriving in all five. If a person is really struggling in one area, it can damage the effectiveness of the other areas and wear down daily living.











Here are the five areas of well-being:

Career Well-Being

how you occupy your days with work

Social Well-Being

having strong relationships and love and in your life

Financial Well-Being

effectively managing your economic life

Physical Well-Being

have good health and energy to get things done on a daily basis

Community Well-Being

your sense of engagement in the area when you live


Like always, when I read these sorts of things, it’s a double edge sword. It’s really simple and makes sense, at the same time adding a certain pressure to get life more on track. Thankfully, as a Christian, when I am weak, He is strong. I can trust in the power of Christ even when things aren’t going well in life.

But I also can look to scriptures like Phil 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Why not seek to live life to the best of my ability and in this case, effectiveness in each one of these ares is within reach.

How are you doing in these five areas? What area do you need to invest in currently?

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Spend Your Days Well and Your Life Will Take Care of Itself

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