For our physical health to work at optimum level, our emotional health needs to do the same. It is impossible to have one without the other.
But for us to improve our emotional health, we first need to recognise our emotions, and what they mean: we need to understand them. Once we sort out the causes of our emotions, like stress and anxiety, we will manage our emotions and health better.
The following suggestions may be helpful:
- Being able to express your feelings is an important key to maintaining optimum health. Talking to someone you trust is part of the process. If you don’t have anyone you can talk to, a doctor could refer you on to someone;
- Relax and focus on yourself. A good method of relaxation is meditation, twenty minutes meditation or relaxation so you can focus on yourself;
- Live a balanced life helps improve emotional health;
- Keep a journal of what’s making you stressed or anxious is another good way to manage emotions;
- Make time for the things you enjoy;
- Take good care of yourself by eating healthy meals, take regular exercise and avoid drinking too much alcohol.
Carrying emotional baggage will hurt us in the long-term. Speaking your truth won’t always make you popular, but it can bring about necessary change.
The truth will always open us up to other people’s interpretation and that’s fine, it’s your truth. It is always important to say what you feel and what’s on your mind.