Why Does a Sense of Well-Being Vary by State?

The Five Elements of the Well-Being Index

Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals

Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life

Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security

Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community

Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Everyday Ways to a Good Day, No a GREAT Day


Having a Great Day

Most people would agree that it is a great day when you feel confident, in control, in an upbeat mood and ready and eager to face the challenges of the day. You could call it happiness but it is more. You are flourishing, energized, feeling good in the moment and facing life so you will feel good tomorrow.

Stress goes down and self-esteem goes up, and when self-esteem goes up so does your mood.