Video: Be the Master of Your Life

Mastery & wellbeing refers to a resilient approach to life with self-efficacy. It reduces emotional distress, empowers individuals, creates hope, improves physiological and psychological functioning. People with mastery & wellbeing work harder toward their goals and practice better self-care. This is one reason that the qualities of mastery & wellbeing improve the odds of experiencing improved health outcomes. The other reason is that just having a sense of being in control of your life, in and of itself, is associated with better health outcomes. When undesired events occur, this resilience of people with mastery & wellbeing allows them to bounce back. These undesired events are viewed as challenges rather than defeats, and they welcome challenges. Failed attempts to reach their goals are viewed as learning experiences.