Forming good habits and maintaining them goes a long way to boost emotional well being.
Your Medical Doctor will tell you that it is important to eat healthy, exercise and get a good night’s sleep. These must be done consistently in order for you to get any positive results. This means that in order for you to be consistently well, emotionally, you need to pay particular attention to on-going care of yourself.
Your physical body requires exercise, and in the same way, your mind is capable of taking only so much stress. If you do not want nurse an emotional break down, it is important that you do not neglect self love and self care.
Many people forget to attend to their emotional well being in the same way that they take care of their looks. This is just not right, and you can take immediate steps to get knock yourself back into good emotional care by taking account of these 5 tips for staying well emotionally.
1. Be Optimistic.
It is important that you always look on the bright side. This will brighten your mood daily, and improve the possibility of your being happy on a day to day basis. It also helps you to cope with daily challenges and deal with stressful situations in objective ways. You will be able to look beyond the challenge at hand, and see possible solutions, and light at the end of the tunnel. With this attitude, you gain strength to scale difficult challenges or awkward situations. It also helps you to understand that you can do whatever you set your mind to do. Small steps to success, when taken regularly, will help to boost your level of optimism.
2. Love Yourself.
If you do not love yourself, who do you think should love you? Stop making self degrading comments, because these will only add to your level of emotional pain and grief. Negative thoughts about yourself will create overwhelming amounts of negative energy, which will increase your stress levels. Take time to find nice things about yourself. Incidentally, if you cant find nice things to say about yourself, you will hardly find anything good to say about others. And if you do say nice things, because it is coming from within you, many people may pick it up, and realise that you may not mean what you say. It is difficult to give what you do not have. Find positive things about you and your life, and constantly remind yourself about those things. Avoid comparing yourself and your value with other people. The fact is that you don’t know their pain. They may be going through some serious challenges. Just because they cover it up well, does not make them better than you.
3. Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise helps to increase the levels of certain neurochemicals which promote health, like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. These neurochemicals may help to buffer some of the effects of stress. They also act as relief from some of the symptoms of depression. It is not good enough to see exercise as “something the doctor ordered” in order to lose weight, or to help you prevent a disease of some sort, or to help you live longer. These reasons for exercise are things that do not happen until later in your future. It is better to do daily or regular exercise, using it as an effective weapon that will help you to improve the state of your mind right now. It will help you reduce stress and you will be able to feel a lot happier and healthier after each exercise.
4. Learn to Be Grateful.
Some people just do not know how to say Thank You, or how to be grateful for things they have. Those who are thankful cope better with stress. They are able to exercise more positive emotions The best way to utilise the power of positive gratitude is to keep a daily gratitude diary, where you write things that you are grateful for on a daily basis. People love to be thanked for the good they do. Stay around people who make you feel welcome, and physically remove yourself from stressful things, people and situations. If you are in a place where you are constantly being disgraced or subtly humiliated, you will find it hard to be grateful for anything. Keep moving until you find those who can applaud you. And when you find them, write in your diary, how grateful you are for finding them, and for how they made you feel.
5. Be Mindful of the Present.
This practice can be described as the practice of mindfulness. This just means that you will actively pay attention to the present moment of your life. Be alert to your environment, rather than allowing your mind to stray. When you are mindful, you avoid distractive and negative thoughts. When they come up, you deliberately avoid allowing them to overflow you with negative emotional implications. Rather, you will be able to rise beyond those thoughts, reduce stress, maintain your feeling of well-being, and remain in the present undistracted by negatives.