How to increase emotional health
Emotional process, emotional phenomenon, emotional state, emotion ( from lat. Emoveo - shock, excite), slang. affect ( from lat. affectus - passion, emotional excitement) - a psychophysiological process that motivates and regulates activities (behavior, perception, thinking), reflecting the subjective meaning of objects and situations, and presented in consciousness in the form of experience. Among emotional processes, emotions, emotions, feelings and moods are distinguished.
Emotionally healthy people are self-confident and really happy with who they are. They have a good self-esteem and self-confidence. They value their own opinion of themselves much more than the opinion of someone else. They can manage their stress well or have a strong commitment to what they believe. They are usually surrounded by other people who view them as a support resource. You can say about these people that they are really emotionally healthy. In addition, they are better prepared for any changes and failures in their lives and are easier to accept.
This does not mean that emotionally healthy people have no problems and failures. Like everyone else, people with good emotional health sometimes fail. The difference is how they deal with these failures. They believe in themselves better and this allows them to recover better and faster. The practice of knowing yourself and developing your own resources can help you and your emotional health.
Wear colored clothes!
People who wear exclusively black clothing tend to suffer from the so-called rejected injury.
Thus, they seem to be trying to reduce the degree of suffering they experience, because the black color “cuts off” the ability to feel the world around them.
But they forget one thing: other people also cannot feel them.
Drink more water!
We remind you that the different types of fluids that you use during the day are not included in two liters of water that you should drink daily.
It should be pure natural water, which can help you cleanse yourself of the acid produced now by almost all food products.
Be mindful of your own thoughts!
Remember, you can never control what other people say or believe.
But you can decide to become the master of your own thoughts and, therefore, your words, which are always a reflection of your thinking.
Take time for a full sleep!
It will be great if, before going to bed, you decide to immerse yourself in an inspirational reading that increases your vibrations of love and self-esteem.
If you still find it difficult to fall asleep due to the increased activity of your mind, get up and write down everything that is happening in your head.
When you go to bed again, visualize only your desires, but by no means current problems.
Notice the beautiful!
To surround yourself with beauty, you do not need to spend a fortune at all.
Take a walk around the house and appreciate what you find beautiful in every subject.
I think you will quickly be convinced that “beautiful” does not always mean “dear” at all.
To see beauty, one must be susceptible to beauty. Develop this quality in yourself!
Do not take life too seriously!
It means learning to let go, laugh more and not be so serious.
To be able to let go means to continue to feel good, even if the results obtained do not meet your expectations.
It’s impossible to control everything!
Never give up!
Remember, if your desire is not fulfilled, then something better is waiting for you.
So tell yourself that in life there are no failures or mistakes, there is only experience that helps to know yourself.
Do not forget about your physical health
The ability to endure discomfort is a very valuable ability. However, do not forget about the needs of the body. Make sure you get enough sleep at least 4 out of 7 days. This will help recover.
Eat well, this will give strength and energy to the body. Exercise regularly. As well as improving our physical health, exercise can help prevent and even cure minor levels of depression.
As the saying goes, there are physical exercises that can replace the effects of drugs, but there are no medicines that can replace the effects of physical exercises.
You do not have to sign up for any club or gym, brisk walking and small exercises are quite suitable. Do it with joy.
Get rid or minimize your bad habits. Cigarettes and alcohol harm both your physical health and emotional state. The abuse of various drugs can also cause great long-term harm to health. Throw all these substitutes for joy.
Drive yourself into fresh air and sunlight. Sunlight helps the body regulate itself and stimulate organs and systems.
Learn to read your emotions
Emotions make our life more colorful. They tell us what is good and what is not. Short-term emotions are called affect, long-term emotions are called mood.
The ability to understand and talk about emotional experiences prevents psychosomatic illnesses. Pleasant emotions are usually not disturbing, although they can also deprive us of sleep.
More disturbing are just unpleasant and heavy emotions. They always want to get rid of them. However, we also need them. First, they help us understand the significance of what is happening.
Secondly, unpleasant emotions make you do something to make a difference. Thirdly, emotions point the way to conflicts, which makes our life more difficult.
A change in mood, although it affects our behavior, still suggests that there is a reason that is not always visible. This reason is worth finding. Hence, be not a slave, but the master of your mood.
Parasitism does not add emotional health and constricts emotional experiences. Find what you can do well enough and turn it into a regular exercise. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t matter how much money it brings to you, it’s important how much joy you can get from professional activities.
Find what you can call yourself a professional in: accounting, teaching at school, driving a car, cooking, etc. Learn and develop, reach the heights of an expert in your field.
The field of activity is one of the main areas of life that allows you to feel your usefulness and relevance, and hence the feeling of your own value.
Offer free help sometimes
Simply do good and "throw it into the water." Do not expect anything in return.
Besides the fact that you are doing big and important things, some help to someone will give you the opportunity to feel yourself a little higher, more detached from the material, and therefore less dependent and free from it.
Besides just helping someone a lot, it’s also helpful in strengthening your self-esteem.
It is important that you do this with real joy and meaningfulness.
Learn to find some time for yourself.
We all need to be alone from time to time. And this is very important.
In everyday hustle and bustle, sometimes there is no time to reflect on what has been achieved, overestimate your goals, values, relationships, problems at last.
Vanity can actually be an “escape” from problems, allowing us to temporarily create the illusion that everything is in order and under control.
Therefore, sometimes it is necessary to stop and look around, to understand what is going well and what is not as we would like.
This time for yourself may look completely different, but this time should belong only to you. Plan it to spend without fuss. Whether it’s taking a hot bath, meditation and thinking, or collecting model airplanes, everyone should from time to time focus on our own interests and needs.
Find your hobby. It is quite normal to have difficulties and problems. Life practically consists of constant difficulties and solving problems. And this can not be avoided. However, if problems and difficulties become the only content of your life, then you have real problems and you need to urgently change something.
Find something for which you can fully surrender and have fun. This will help you maintain balance, it is better to get in touch with yourself, which is actually very important.
Freeing up our creative side, we feed the emotional half of the brain, and this allows us to discover something new and look at problems from a completely different point of view.
In addition, interest and curiosity can become an additional meaning that will protect you from the fear of doing something wrong, because you are already interested.
Make creativity your personality trait. Pay attention to something new, unusual.
Try to look in which area of your life you could apply it, try to diversify your life.
Spend time with people
There are always people around us on whom we spend our emotional strengths and those who give us strength. The first ones will always be enough in your life.
Therefore, spend time with people who positively influence you, with people whom you admire and whose company you can enjoy, or who serve as an example for you.
You may be inspired and delighted with the traits you want to develop in yourself.
Maybe you just have a great time in their company, and this will help you feel good, become even friendlier to others and have an even better opinion of yourself.
Forget about the TV or computer for a while
Modern technologies occupy an increasingly large part in our lives, which is actually not very bad.
Modern technologies allow erasing territorial boundaries and communicating with those with whom it would simply be impossible.
But at the same time, they can still serve as a tool to hide from reality or temporarily disconnect from pressing problems and difficult relationships.
In other words, they sometimes pull us out of reality and sometimes for a long time.
Moderation is needed, just don’t take them all the time. If you want to have real and good relationships and connections, you should go out and meet people, chat with them lively, but here you need practice.
Emotions are energy, which means it cannot be stored for a long time, otherwise it will fade away. You need to part with emotions on time. Most often this is done in the process of communication. The accumulation of negative emotions leads to problems in physical health.
Communication is a great coach. Only face-to-face communication will allow you to develop your communicative competence, which means receiving and transmitting more joy in communication.
Look to the future
An Eastern proverb says: "live in this world, do good in this world, but strive for a better world." Look and determine what you can improve in your life.
You need to know what you want in order not to miss the moment when you already have it.
When there is an alluring goal ahead, it serves as a kind of emotional battery that nourishes your mood.
Do not leave yourself for a long time without clear and alluring goals.
Waking up every day in the morning, find something that will give you joy and will illuminate the movement towards the goal.
Know your values
Define your most basic values of life and be able to articulate them in words.
This is what allows us to feel truly independent and self-sufficient.
Our values belong only to us, it is practically impossible to take them away, which means we have something that cannot be lost.
The feeling of the presence of such values is a powerful factor in supporting our mood, dedication to life and, accordingly, emotional health.
By following these simple steps, you should soon begin to see the difference in your emotional health. If you still feel that the situation is not improving, then perhaps the time has come to seek professional help from a therapist. Remember, it’s not so important what problems you have, how much you deal with them.
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