When talking about wellness, people always think of it as physical activity or nutrition. But what they neglect is that emotional well-being is also a crucial part of their overall health. Feelings are difficult for some people to express and talk about. Being aware of what you’re feeling can help you translate your emotions into productive and positive feelings. Achieving emotional balance is the foundation for total body wellness. Here are some ways to maintain your emotional wellness dimension.
- Manage stress: Stress can damage both emotional and physical well-being. Find a way to manage your stress. For some, training helps reduce daily stress. For others, a hobby helps keep you calm. Health Promotion and Wellness has programs available to help manage stress. Everyone has their own methods for reducing stress. Just control the way you feel and try whatever makes you feel relaxed and calm.
- Seek balance: Be practical with your responsibilities and what you can feasibly achieve. Being overwhelmed makes it difficult to be productive and focused, and it can also have physical implications. Set realistic goals and priorities, and address what needs to be done first. Don’t forget to set aside time for your own needs too!
- Be positive: It’s easy to get caught up in negative thoughts or people. When you feel that happening, focus on the positive parts of a situation. Write down the positive statements and repeat them to yourself as needed. Surround yourself with positive people as much as possible. It’s okay to limit your association with someone because of their negative attitude. If you must interact with him or her, keep the exchanges brief and prepare yourself mentally for possible negativity in the conversation.
- Accept mistakes: Mistakes are part of human nature. No matter how hard we try, no one is perfect. It is important to recognize when you have made a mistake, accept it, and then move on.