June 08, 2015
7 Ways You Can Improve Your Emotional Health
Are you an emotionally healthy person?
We’re human and we’re going to have emotional breakdowns from time to time, but one of the worst things you can do is bottle up your emotions and let a problem fester into a bigger issue. Knowing how to properly deal with your feelings can help you live a happier, healthier, and more liberating life.
Consider how these attributes can help you improve your own emotional health:
1. Emotionally Healthy People Recognize a Problem
It’s important to recognize that emotional stress and discomfort can be a sign that something isn’t right. Take this warning as an opportunity to re-evaluate who you are and where you want to be.
2. They Don’t Let Their Feelings Control Them
There’s a difference between acknowledging your thoughts and feelings, and letting them control you. Make a decision about what’s worth the struggle and let go of things that don’t serve you.
3. They Grow Through Others
Emotionally healthy people self-identify – meaning they take note of how they react to the behaviour of others and use these feelings to improve themselves.
4. They Can Differentiate Loving Something vs. the Idea of It
Being conscious of why you desire something allows you to choose things in your life for healthy reasons – not just to fill a void.
5. They Know When to End Unhealthy Relationships
If people don’t take the time to consider how their actions affect our lives, then sometimes the best thing you can do for them, and for you, is walk away.
6. They Can be Alone
In a moment of solitude you can gain a lot of perspective. Being in the presence of your own thoughts allows you to be yourself and truly relax and re-focus.
7. They See the Value and Purpose for Each and Every Experience
At the end of the day, it’s what we take away from our experiences that shape us into who we are. If we use what we learn to improve ourselves, we will truly be healthier people.