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Why Is Emotional Health Important?

Emotional health is an important part of life. Emotionally healthy people can control and manage their feelings better than those who are not. So, how do we improve our emotional health?

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How to improve emotional health

  1. Recognize your emotions – Pay attention to those situations in which you feed badly. Try to understand what caused your negative emotions. Sometimes, it’s helpful to research ways other people cope with their negative emotions.
  2. Sleep and eat healthy food – Our physical wellbeing and emotional state are very closely related. Sleep is important to keep our mental health in check. Nutrient-rich food provides us with the energy we need to take on the day (including our emotions.)
  3. Move around! – Movement helps us relieve stress and elevates our mood. Try dancing, going for a jog, or exercising at home. Even a short stretch can help you feel much better.
  4. Spend time with loved ones – Spending time with the people close to us can bring us joy and elevate our mood. If you cannot see close friends or family, consider spending some time with your pet. There is nothing more therapeutic than the purring of a cat on your lap.
  5. Find time for rest – It is important to rest both our mind and our body to replenish our mental state. When possible, try to take a break from technology and find a peaceful state of mind.

Tips for long-term success

  1. Teach yourself to think before responding to emotions – Instead of responding to emotions immediately, try taking a short break to cool off and reflect before speaking.
  2. Define your values, desires, and goals – A clear understanding of who we are as a person can help us better deal with emotions.
  3. Find sources of inspiration or an interesting hobby – Letting our creativity flow is a great way to elevate our mood while bringing us joy.

Remember, emotionally healthy people still feel stress and negative emotions, but they know how to manage their feelings. They also can ask for help if they need it. Good emotional health makes it possible to enjoy life and find joy in the everyday.

Hier

Monday 25th of May 2020

There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I dont know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

Olivia

Thursday 16th of April 2020

I love this post, I teach the women I mentor all about emotional well being and how they can implement it into their own lives! Thank you

Cindy

Friday 20th of March 2020

Yes so true! Emotional health contributes to physical health...and vice versa. Excellent post!

Amanda Bradley

Thursday 19th of March 2020

I agree that it's so important to be tuned into your emotional health. Taking time to do things you enjoy along with taking care of your body physically are both key parts of ensuring emotional health. It's crazy how quickly things can build when you don't pay attention. Thank you so much for these great reminders!

Morgan, Vegan Life & Wellness Coach, The Veg Query

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

Great post Olga! We often overlook what we can't see! Emotional health is so important and spills over into other areas of life.

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