According to Psychology Today, the definition of emotional well-being is “the ability to practice stress-management techniques, be resilient, and generate the emotions that lead to good feelings.“
Many people confuse emotional and mental well-being. However, mental well-being, or mental health, is influenced by many factors, including biological, psychological, social, and environmental ones.
Components of emotional health can also be contributing factors to mental well-being. However, factors involved in emotional regulation focus on areas such as the ability to cope with stressors as well as communication and social skills needed to maintain a connection with others.
Therefore, here are a few tips to help you stay in tune with your emotional well being:
- Learn how to address your stress. This will differ for each person and maybe vary depending on the circumstances: consider things like exercise, meditation, slow deep breathes, relaxation music
- Build up your emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize, understand and use your emotions positively to cope with stress and help manage relationships and communicate effectively in times of conflict. This is critical for your overall emotions.
- Practice being present, allowing yourself to deal with the issues and tasks at hand. Taken it one day at a time. Embrace the good in the day despite challenges that may arise.
- Embrace your emotions. Acknowledge how you are feeling, with the understanding it is a part of your ongoing emotional growth process
- Make time for self-care. Don’t be afraid to live and enjoy yourself. Find time to do something that will bring you joy or put a smile on your face
- Reach out for support. Confide in trusted friends, family, or seek professional help such as a therapist or life coach.
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