Emotional Wellness, 10 Tips to Help You Better It
Emotional wellness is the overall comfort with and acceptance of your feelings. It’s your ability to recognize, accept and manage your feelings which in turn shapes your emotional development.
It boils down to meeting your emotional needs constructively. It’s to do with maintaining good mental health, a positive attitude, a high self-esteem and a healthy self-image.
Positive emotions such as happiness, joy, contentment, merriment and love contribute to your overall sense of well-being. And how you manage your feelings could affect your health too.
I’ve 10 tips to improve your emotional well being, to manage your negative emotions and to reduce your stress.
1. Connect Your Body to Your Mind
Get your body involved when you’re feeling good.
Jump up and down or dance around when you’re in a good mood…
Yelp out loud and unleash a triumphant “Yahoo!” or “Yo-Ho!” when you’re in a celebratory stance!
Studies show that you can increase your happiness by just articulating it.
2. Be More Forgiving
A forgiving heart can help counteract your feelings of depression, powerlessness and anxiety about future hurts.
The most fabulous part of this is that once you forgive, you can actually reduce your stress tremendously because you don’t hold the grudge or hurt or resentment or anger anymore in your heart. Do you know all the negative things you harbor actually stress you?
Forgiving others is a deed you do unto yourself and it’s a wonderful healing agent for your emotions.
3. Pick Out The Positives
Whatever happens in your circumstances and in your life, make the best of things that happen.
Pick out the good and the positives to encourage yourself.
4. Find a Passion
List down things you want to do before you die….That may sound a bit on the extreme side, but it actually is a powerful impetus and catalyst to uncover your “hidden” passion.
Write down even the wildest dreams or secrets. Keep listing and look for recurring themes.
When you’ve found your passion, that’s it…..You’ll unlock all you’ve inside of you to pursue it and down the road of self discovery, you’ll find you can grow a rich and exciting life that you’d never dreamt you could have.
5. Have Quiet Moment With Yourself
Having a quiet moment with yourself, for instance in your room, in your car or even when you’re exercising, can be a very therapeutic session for you.
It’s healthy because you connect back to yourself – the innermost parts of your feelings, thoughts, desires and aspirations; to take time out to sit with your feelings.
6. Build Confidence
Identify your strengths and weaknesses, accept them, build on them and do the best with what you’ve. This will build your confidence as you’ll know what are your limitations and what are your capabilities.
7. Manage Your Success Well
Handle your success in a responsible manner. The best way is to spread your success around, rather than guard it jealously. The mere act of sharing your success promotes better emotional health as it helps you to build your sense of self-worth.
If success stops your from building your self-worth or you’re not building it, you’re just resting on it. You could become pompous and unbecoming in many ways.
If you get bored with your success, start to look for ways to challenge your mind to up your antenna, to improve and propel yourself to become even more successful.
8. Make Time For Family and Friends
You need to nurture and strengthen your relationship with family members and with friends. They would be there to support you when you need a helping hand and to encourage you when you’re down and out.
Your emotion would become stabilized once anchor in the harbor of family love and support and warm, sincere friendship from friends.
9. Identify and Deal With Your Mood
Find safe and constructive ways to express your feelings of anger, sadness, joy, happiness, sorrow and fear.
Don’t outright vent your feelings, especially the negative ones, just because you feel like it. This leads to more frustration and outrage because you know it’s not called for.
Learn to control your temperament and be reasonable in all your mannerism.
10. Exercise And Eat Right To Keep Fit
It’s inevitable – healthy body produces healthy mind and healthy emotions.
And it’s proven that exercise and a healthy diet promote health, elevate your mood and enhance quality of your life.