5 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Wellness
In order to improve emotional well-being, you must first be able to identify your emotions and understand what triggers them. Recognizing causes of sadness, stress, and anxiety in your life can help you effectively manage your emotional health. Here are some other useful tips.
1) Express your feelings in appropriate ways.
Feelings of stress, sadness, or anxiety can cause physical problems, keeping these feelings compressed inside you will make you feel worse. It can be helpful to consult with someone outside the situation—such as a wellness coach—for support and guidance to help you increase your emotional health.
2) Establish balance.
Avoid obsessing about the problems at work, school, or home that can conger negative feelings. Instead, focus on the positive things in your life and make time for the things you enjoy. Consider using a journal to itemize things that make you feel happy or peaceful. Try to write every evening before you go to bed. You will often find you get a better night’s rest.
3) Build resilience.
Resilient people are able to cope with stressors in creative and healthy ways. Resilience can be learned and strengthened with various strategies:
- Maintaining a positive self-image
- Accepting change, as opposed to resisting
- Keeping things in perspective
- Developing a strong social network of friends, loved ones, and like-minded acquaintances you can count on for support
4) Cultivate calmness of mind and body.
Relaxation methods—such as meditation—are useful ways to bring the mind and body into balance. Meditation takes many forms. For example, you may come to a meditative state quietly sitting on your own, with a spiritual group, while exercising, stretching, or breathing deeply. Research simple meditation techniques online, such as guided meditations.
5) Maximize physical wellness.
Physical health is directly linked to emotional health. To keep minimize stress levels, try practicing the following routine: Undertake regular physical activity (walk, bike, swim, etc) to relieve stress and tension, consider a nutrition program, and get quality sleep.