Boosting Psychological Well-Being
Psychological well-being comprises of constructive associations with others, individual authority, self-sufficiency, a sentiment of direction and importance throughout everyday life, and self-awareness and advancement. Psychological well-being is attained by achieving a state of balance affected by both challenging and rewarding life events.
Someone with high self-acceptance is pleased with who they are and accepting of multiple aspects of themselves, both good and bad. In contrast, individuals with low self-acceptance are often self-critical, confused about their identity, and wish they were different in many respects. Higher psychological well-being are more likely to live healthier and longer lives. They are also more likely to enjoy a better quality of life.2 Better psychological well-being also is associated with fewer social problems.