Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They are able to cope with life’s challenges. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships.
Being emotionally healthy does not mean you are happy all the time. It means you are aware of your emotions. You can deal with them, whether they are positive or negative.
Emotionally healthy people still feel stress, anger, and sadness. But they know how to manage their negative feelings. They can tell when a problem is more than they can handle on their own. They also know when to seek help from their doctor.
Emotions affect your body – your nervous system, hormones, heart rate and more. For instance, hormones produced during a stressful interaction (that may have made you frustrated, angry or anxious) stay in your system for many hours and can affect your sleep and focus.
Research shows that emotional health is a skill – it can be developed!
What are you doing for your emotional health?
Keep an eye out for our next blog on the underlying nervous system – an important piece to know about in order to understand emotional (and physical) health.
Avdeep is an occupational therapist that guides clients to enhance emotional health and manage stress. Through deep listening and various techniques she helps clients to process and release negative emotions. She inspires clients to let go of judgement, to live with self-compassion and to reconnect with their spirit – in order to live a happier and more meaningful life. She beautifully blends her formal training with intuition to create change with clients. She brings mindfulness, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), HeartMath Coaching and energy work to client sessions.