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Emotional Wellness: Don’t Underestimate Its Power

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There seems to be an air of mystery around emotional wellness. When someone asks you how you are doing, does an auto-response pop-up?

“Just fine”

“Everything’s good”

“Can’t complain”?

Do you really check in with your emotional state or are you used to pushing that awareness aside?

Emotional Part of the Brain

According to science, the emotional part of the human brain/body is called the limbic system, or old mammalian brain. This system is located near the mood and instinct centers of the forebrain and controls emotions such as; fear, anger, pleasure and joy. As researchers work toward understand the emotional body better, they are finding that the connection with the other bodies (physical and mental) are tightly knit. For example, what we eat may have an effect on how we feel and so does what we think.

When negative thoughts or beliefs about ourselves are a regular occurrence, low self-esteem is not far behind. The more we can become aware of these thoughts, analyze and change them toward a more positive and beneficial outcome, the better we’ll begin to feel emotional;y. Pride, happiness, and confidence will start to shine through.

Emotional Wellness and Relationships

Another way in which emotional wellness comes up is in our relationships. Have you ever felt like no one is listening to you or that you are unable to get the support you need? This may relate to not having a fully developed emotional skill set; communication. The way in which we communicate our needs and feelings with the world around us is something that we can practice and develop. This is called emotional intelligence.

Conclusion

According to doctors at helpguide.org, the four characteristics of emotional wellness are self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship management. Empathy and motivation-building skills are sometimes included in this category as well. These concepts lead us to another key concept of wellness, mental health. Mental health studies have been gaining traction over recent years due to heightened research and the occurrence of illness. Both emotional and mental health tools can be found in the resources listed below.

Resources:

Improving Emotional Intelligence (https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/emotional-intelligence-eq.htm)

Emotional Intelligence Toolkit (https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/emotional-intelligence-toolkit.htm)



Loving Life — The Reboot!

Dominique

This article provides general information and discussion about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this article, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.

Emotional Wellness: Don’t Underestimate Its Power

8 Comments

  • Martha

    My granddaughter is going through emotional wellness right now! After leaving her abusive parents, then abusive relationships, she finally realized she needed to listen to inner self and do things that help her move forward. I am so proud of how much she has changed since leaving all the negativitiy behind.

    • Dipika Singh

      Emotional Wellness is crucial it is essential to hear inner voice and realise the need of healthy emotional balance in life. Toxicity always leave scars, it is essential to take right steps.

  • Jaime Brainerd

    Hi Dominique, great content on how to better manage our emotional well being. I have been on that journey for about five years now and slowly seeing the positive effects of my brain rewiring. This stuff should really be taught in schools, our kids would benefit and be able to deal with their surrounding environments at much higher levels of calmness and positivity. Thank you for sharing. Sending lots of love and gratitude. Jaime

  • Maria Magdalena

    I understand very well the emotional effects on my physique, especially since I have autoimmune. Every emotional change always results in an unusual physical condition. But stable emotions will make me comfortable.

  • Agnes

    This is so true “what we eat may have an effect on how we feel and so does what we think.” Thank you for this post, I enjoyed reading it.

  • Miss Aimee amala

    It is important to put emotional, mental and physical wellbeing at thev forefront of our lives. Thanks so much for sharing, i really enjoyed reading itl

  • Ruchi Verma

    I totally agree with you emotional wellness is something that you just can’t ignore to stay healthy and peaceful.

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