Positive emotional energy is the key to health,
happiness and wellbeing. The more positive you are, the better your life will be in every area.
- Brain Tracy
How well do you deal with your emotions daily?
Do you think it is important to take care of your emotional health?
You must be thinking about what does emotional well-being mean, right!
Emotional well-being refers to the way you feel and handle your daily life while coping with the daily struggle. It is about how well you manage your thoughts and emotions and take wise and better decisions. Whether you agree or not your emotional health significantly impacts your life.
Your relationship with your family, friends or your colleagues or even when it comes to your career and even your relationship with yourself, everything is connected to your emotions or the way you feel.
Doesn't matter how much you ignore those thoughts or suppress them, it's gonna be visible on your face and your behavior.
One of the biggest example we can take is how COVID has taken a big toll on most of the population throughout the globe. With the second wave of COVID arising rapidly, people are not much scared of getting infected rather they are more worried to lose their job again. Losing family and friends are making them worried sick and the biggest thought is capturing everyone's mind is losing normalcy to life again. Not meeting friends and staying away from your own family is reducing emotional health by 74 per cent as per the recent survey.
It is not possible to stay positive and happy all the time and be in a good mood. But being gloomy all the time is also not good for you as well as for the people around you.
Ways to take care of your emotional well-being:
Talking about how you are feeling helps you to get rid of those thoughts and many times you get the picture of how your thoughts are making you react or behave. At times just because we suppress our thoughts, it starts showing in our behavior without our knowledge.
Exercise from time to time or play your favorite outdoor sports. Any kind of physical activity helps you in releasing the build-up frustration and improves your mood.
Drinking or smoking might make you feel better or make you forget those disturbing thoughts for the moment but later it's all gonna come back altogether making you feel worse than ever. So drink sensibly.
Take a break and spend that time with yourself. It is very important to enjoy being alone and think about life from every perspective.
Learn to say "NO". At times we just go along with others just because we don't want to upset them or we just don't want to deal with the consequences of saying NO to them. We end up doing something which we are not comfortable doing or we don't have time to do. It will make you frustrated and tired mentally.
Try to be aware of your emotions and reactions. Understand the pattern of your mood and thoughts and try to find out what is triggering such behavior. Once you understand the same, it will help you take time to calm yourself before reacting or taking any action when you are in such situations.
Learn to balance your life. Nowadays everyone is so busy in life they forget to keep a balance between their profession, social circle and family.
Try learning new things. When you learn something completely new, it makes you feel excited and happy and also gives you a feeling of accomplishing something different from your daily life.
Convert your inner critic into a life coach. Give yourself a positive boost and change your perspective of handling a situation. If something goes wrong, instead of feeling bad or sad start thinking about how you can change the situation or what will rectify it.
Maintain a good healthy diet. At times not getting proper nutrition can imbalance hormones in your body and can give you mood swings.
Keep in touch with old friends. Just talking with people who know you for a very long time improves your mood instantly.
Accept yourself the way you are. Just think if you are not able to accept and love yourself, how can you expect the same from others.
Spend time doing something you are good at or feel happy doing it.
Ask for help when you feel vulnerable and down. Also, try helping others who are going through similar issues and take care of them.
Mental health is not a destination,
but a process.
It's about how you drive,
not where you're going.
- Noam Shpaneer
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Great post! Loved the last quote which summarizes your thoughts.
Thank you 🙂 I am glad you found it worth reading.
Thank you Prakaash.
Very useful post on emotional well being keep on writing
Thank you Mausi