Do You Achieve Emotional Wellness? Improve your Awareness

 

We all have busy lives keeping up with work, family life, maintaining relationships with friends and everyday responsibilities and with the ever-changing modern world we live in, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming.

Studies show that by achieving emotional wellness our overall health benefits as a result.  People live longer lives, have more energy and are able to balance their lifestyles and live a fulfilled life.tranquility-stress-free

I want to mention that being emotionally well does not mean that people are happy all the time if that were the case, we’d all be robots with no feelings or emotions. No, we are all hard-wired to have feelings and emotions both positive and negative and having the ability to understand the value of our emotions and using them to move forward in a positive way is a key component to achieving our overall wellness.

 

IMPROVING AWARENESS

If you were to ask yourself the following questions what would your response be?

  •  Do I find ways to deal with stress in my life?
  •  Do I maintain a balanced life, work, family, friends?
  •  Do I make time for myself to enjoy things I like to do?
  •  Am I able to make decisions?

If you answered “no” to any of the these you may in-fact need to work on an area of your emotional well being.  This could include a variety of activities that will differ based on the individual, and in some cases may require seeking professional help.

If you were to ask yourself the following questions what would your response be?

  •  Am I aware of my thoughts and feelings?
  •  Do I balance my home life, work, social life, and responsibilities effectively?
  •  Do I have a positive attitude when negative situations arise?
  •  Am I able to set priorities?

If you answered “yes” to these questions you most likely have or are on your way to achieving emotional wellness.

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS IMPROVE WELLNESS

It’s a fact, having positive social connections in our life is a crucial factor contributing to our overall well-being.

When we surround ourselves with positive supportive people this enhances our ability to manage our emotions more effectively.  Social groups are an important part of our identity and provide us with a sense of belonging.

Go ahead and engage in social connections, in-fact make it a priority.  Schedule a lunch date with a friend, say hello to a stranger as you walk by them on the street, arrange social time with friends, the possibilities are endless. The bottom line make it a goal to stay connected and you will be surely on your way to achieving positive results in your overall health and well-being.

5 WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN ACHIEVING EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Managing everyday stresses can be challenging for every one of us. No one gets an exemption from feeling stressed from time to time.  But being in a healthy mindset and being able to cope with the stresses effectively is a sure way you will be on the right track to achieving your goals.

Follow these 5 steps to managing stress effectively and you will essentially be building the foundation for emotional wellness.

  • Get moving to improve your mood and decrease anxiety – that’s right, the more you move the better you feel and movement reduces anxiety – it’s true. When I exercise,  I take a long walk while listening to loud music, participate in a spin or workout class and I can feel the effects immediately

 

  • Prioritize tasks make a list of the tasks you have to do in week (or even aDo You Achieve Emotional Wellness? - Image day), place them in order from most important to least and post it  somewhere where you are able to visually see it staring at you, I post my list on my fridge as I’m in the kitchen several times during the day and can’t miss it.  Physically place a checkmark beside each task as you have completed it.  Having a visual of what you’ve completed can often help with feeling organized and having made accomplishments.  This will also work if you put your ‘to do’ list into your iPhone,  just remember to ensure to attach a reminder to your task.

 

  • Set Time for Yourself make time to relax and do something that you enjoy, hobbies, meditation, massages or read a book in a quiet space are just a few activities.  We need a “time out” and more often than we think.  If we make it a priority to set time aside each day to ensure that we nurture ourselves we are sure to be more successful with managing stress

 

  • Get enough sleeplack of sleep results in irritability, poor concentration, poor memory and an overall sense of being unwell.  Be sure to get a good 8 hrs sleep

 

  • Seek out Help reading books on managing stress, asking for help from a family member, friend or medical professional when you’re having trouble managing stresses can be beneficial in helping you develop your plan to managing success

BALANCING OUR LIFESTYLE CONTRIBUTES TO EMOTIONAL Do You Achieve Emotional Wellness? - ImageWELLNESS

This is probably the toughest component for me personally to ensure I stay on top.  It’s very easy to feel pulled in 100 different directions and feel that sense of overwhelming anxiety as a result.

It’s important we remain practical about responsibilities and not take on more than we can handle.  Being overwhelmed reduces productivity, ensure that you make time for yourself and set realistic goals and priorities.

STAY POSITIVE

When you are having negative thoughts or in the presence of negative people it’s important that you look for and focus on the positive aspects of the situation.  Sometimes it can be difficult to find the positive aspects but trust me, they’re there.  Remember to surround yourself with positive people and you will surely feel the effects of it.

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS – MAKE IT YOUR GOAL!

Having emotional wellness is essential to our overall health and well being.  Being aware of your emotions and knowing how to cope effectively will put you in the right frame of mind and give you the motivation to move forward in a positive way.

Remember to make those social connections, be aware of your emotions by checking in with yourself occasionally, balance your lifestyle and remain positive.  While some of these will be harder to achieve than others, putting a plan in place is the first step toward overall wellness.

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Do You Achieve Emotional Wellness? Improve your Awareness”

  1. Tracy,
    Thank you for such a helpful article. I relate to being pulled in a thousand directions and then being overwhelmed with all the demands on my time. Prioritising my time is one of my greatest challenges, as it is an ongoing task!
    I love the tip about making the to do list into a visual, so you can tick it off as you go and then see how much you have accomplished.
    Your website has a very peaceful and calming feel to it!

    thanks again
    Lyndal Jane

    • Thank you Lundal Jane for your kind comments. I’m glad you found the article helpful and picked up a tip or two that was suggested. I too struggle from time to time with prioritizing my time….. it can seem like a never ending battle. One thing I know for sure is that we’re all in this together 🙂

      Thanks Again,

  2. Hello Tracy,

    Really nice tips on how to achieve emotional wellness. Few of The best I think are improve the social connections and setting time for ourselves.
    I think an exercise like Yoga can really help you a lot. There are several yoga poses that can directly raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, which can increase happiness and boost a person’s mood.

    Can you pl suggest some tips for achieving emotional stability at work and at home?

    Regards,
    jivita

    • Hi Jivita,

      Thanks for stopping by, I’m glad you found the article informative and I too agree with you about the social connections and taking time for ourselves. These can easily be pushed to the side when our busy lives are in motion, it can sometimes feel like work to try and arrange an outing with friends or a massage for ourselves, ‘we just don’t have the time’. But it is soooo important that we make the time and do it.
      I speak to specific yoga poses that really have an impact on my over all wellness in my, ‘Yoga for a Healthy Life’ page. I’m certainly no expert in yoga but I do know that it certainly has helped me on my wellness journey. Have a read and let me know what poses you find helpful for relieving stress and anxiety.
      I will definately speak to tips on improving stability in the home and work on my upcoming posts. Stay tuned.

      Thanks Again

      Tracy

  3. Hey Tracy, this is a powerful information on emotional welness and management ihav ever read…
    You remind me about my workouts and meditation Practices I had put down… Thanks for the fire read again

  4. Hey Tracy

    Socializing, is my jam. It is what keeps me positive. I strive to find more of it, and if I can’t find a friend to hang out with I find it helps just to sit in a coffee shop reading a book, and people watch. Whether we are taking to others or just around others, we tend to pick up on that energy, just as long as we make sure it is a positive one.

    • Hi Darlene

      I couldn’t agreed more. When we surround ourselves with positive people it certainly does have an impact on our overall wellness. Sounds like you’ve created your own path by being aware of what you need to do to stay positive, which can be half the battle, self awareness is so important. Some days will be challenging but it’s how we deal with those challenging days that will ultimately define our path to wellness.

      Thanks for taking the time comment 🙂

      All the best

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