U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
How you feel can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. How you react to your experiences and feelings can change over time. Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. Below are 6 Strategies for improving your emotional health. Use the list to share with others or as a reminder to yourself.
People who are emotionally well, experts say, have fewer negative emotions and are able to bounce back from difficulties faster. This quality is called resilience. Learning healthy ways to cope and how to draw from resources in your community can help you build resilience
To build resilience:
Develop healthy physical habits. Healthy eating, physical activity, and regular sleep can improve your physical and mental health.
Take time for yourself each day. Notice the good moments. Do something you enjoy.
Look at problems from different angles. Think of challenging situations as growth opportunities. Learn from your mistakes. Try to see the positive side of things.
Practice gratitude. Take time to note things to be thankful for each day.
Explore your beliefs about the meaning and purpose of life. Think about how to guide your life by the principles important to you.
Tap into social connections and community. Surround yourself with positive, healthy people. Ask for help when you need it.
Sometimes we know what we need to do. Often being so caught up in the issue can cause us to simply forget. Remember to take a moment to reset and look at the situation from a different perspective.