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Emotional well-being: How to take care of your emotional health?

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Pratha Nayak

Self Improvement

Why failures are important in life?

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
-Thomas Edison.

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Well failure does hurt, doesn’t it?
When we fail, we feel as if our whole life has shattered. It hurts so much that we start questioning each and every aspect of our life. We get so demoralized that we give up at the same point. We feel ashamed of ourselves and think we are good for nothing.
Isn’t it right?

But we have so many examples in our society where people are very highly successful. And whenever they are questioned, how they achieved success, they start their story from the point of their failures. Why so?

That is because failure is a part of life. It is as important as is breathing. Is there is a single person who has never seen failure in life?
NO!
Do you know Walt Disney was told by his former editor that he lacked imagination and doesn’t have any good ideas. Can you believe it? A person who created all those cartoon shows was told that he lacked imagination!
J.K Rowling was broke, divorced, depressed and a single mother while she was writing the book “Harry Potter”. Her manuscript was rejected multiple times by many publishers and see where she is today. She is one of the richest writer in the world.
Do you know Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first job as a TV anchor and now she is a billionaire and has her own TV channel.

Take any field in life. Whether it is an exam, a job interview, a business that you started, your finances, relationships, any particular discovery and list go on and on. Everyone faced failure at some point in their life. Some people seem to fail in multiple fields as well.

What I feel is, failure makes us a much better and stronger person. Even when I failed in many fields of my life, every time I felt as if my life is done. It’s like everything seems darker and there is nowhere to go and nothing left to do. But on a longer run, I feel grateful that I failed. Because failure made me the person I am today. It gave me the strength to withstand anything that life throws in my path. It gave me the time to re-evaluate my flaws and seek out my interests.

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Many times we pursue something in life because of pressure, or by emotional force or maybe at times we don’t even know what we want from life. Like, maybe you are pursuing a career or a field of study because your family wanted you to, or maybe you think it is a stable field to get settled in life or maybe you didn’t even know any better what other things you can do in life. So you continued with the thing and ended up failing.
And then you started asking, “Why me?”
“What did I do wrong?”
“Why everyone else got good marks but I couldn’t?”
“Why they got the promotion but I couldn’t?”
“Why did my relationship failed?”
“Why am I even doing this if all I get is disappointment?”

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Believe me, everyone feels the same, but once you cross this particular barrier everything starts falling in perspective. Ask yourself, what happened back at the time? Are you really interested in that particular field or person? If not then maybe it’s time to start exploring what is best for you. You just need to boost up morally and power through it.
And if you are already following your passion and seem to fail at it even after giving your best efforts, then you need to re-evaluate your way of working. Like, start with the process or routine you follow and try to find out, at what point it went wrong. Seek for help who can guide you to rectify your mistakes. But giving up isn’t going to help you go where you want to reach.

It is very important to own our failures and accept the fact that we need to get better. Take full responsibility of your actions and be proud of yourself that at least your tried rather than sitting around doing nothing. No one is perfect! You might see people who are successful, bouncing on the path of fame and eating on a silver platter. But go and see their journey to where they are today, they have suffered a lot to achieve the life they are living today. They went through multiple failures to learn what they are best at doing at present date.

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  • Failure makes you more resilient in life. Once you recover from the internal turmoil you go through, you become much stronger person. You get the strength to face anything.
  • You gain a lot of experience in the field. You learn what works and what doesn’t. You gain knowledge as well on a much deeper level.
  • When you start to evaluate your process and re-map a better way of approach to it, you grow within you. You see everything from a fresh perspective.
  • Failure teaches you the value of success. Maybe before you didn’t take it much seriously because you were overconfident. But once you fail at it, you understand your own desperation to achieve it.
  • You realize that nothing is permanent. Failure or success, both are temporary in life.
  • Failure makes you fearless. Well once you fail, your fear is already gone. You already know how it feels and suddenly you go for it without any concern of failing again.
  • Failure keeps your ego in check. Since you have already faced it, you learn to appreciate other people’s struggle in life as well. You don’t diminish other people at their low point.
  • Your mindset changes towards your life. You learn the real meaning of life.

All of these benefits only apply when you let go of the past but take the lessons from it and move forward. All the people out there who are feeling bad about themselves and are feeling depressed, please believe me your life has really started now. Be hopeful and believe in yourself because working hard and putting your best efforts never goes in vain.

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Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
-Napoleon Hill.

Hopefully you will start appreciating your life and start seeing the positive side of failure as well. Please like and follow my page to get the future updates from my website and please write your suggestions below in the comment section to help me improve my posts.

Thank You!
Have a great day ahead.

Sayonara!

Pratha Nayak