The key to emotional wellness is in being able to make the best choices for you.
These choices generally amount to doing what is healthiest for you mentally and emotionally. Once you can master these choices, you will find that experiencing emotional wellness naturally falls into place with ease and grace.
Becoming skillful in making these healthy choices will have a wide-reaching positive effect on many different areas of your life, your relationships, work performance, communication, and even how well you care for yourself!! You may discover that you experience less stress, fewer irritations, and less anxiety too.
Here are 10 Ways You Can Achieve Emotional Wellness:
Learn to Avoid Drama at All Costs:
This is the number one energy suck that you’ll experience on your way to emotional mastery and the less drama you allow into your life the better off you’ll be. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be empathetic, but it does mean that you need to apply and uphold boundaries when it comes to energy vampires.
Complaining never serves anyone’s best interest. It implies you have no control when, in fact, you are in complete control of your emotions. When you complain you perpetuate negativity onto others (those you complain to), and no good can come out of that.
It’s Okay to Say No:
Remember those boundaries we talked about? Here is another place where you need to uphold those boundaries. Knowing your own limits is the sign of a very emotionally healthy person. If your limits are exceeded, you cannot be the best person for yourself or anyone else. So, listen to your intuition when it seems as if you may be taking on more than you can deal with.
Don’t Discuss Other People When They’re Not Around:
This is gossip and it’s right up there with drama as one of the top things you want to avoid. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” That was said many moons ago by Socrates and it is still completely true today.
Learn to Become Self-Sufficient:
Learn to be okay relying on yourself. This is rewarding on so many different levels. Learn to look within for love and the rest of your life will blossom.
Stop All Negative Self-Talk:
Learn to identify negative thoughts. Every time you have a negative thought turn it around into something positive instead. Once you become conscious of those negative thought patterns it becomes much easier to stop that habit and replace it with positive ones.
Listen to Your Emotions:
A huge part of developing emotional wellness is learning how to listen to and interpret the experiences we have. By listening to your emotions, you can gain a wide understanding of what’s going on inside you. What’s going on inside you can affect your physical health and mental well-being so it pays to listen carefully. Doing so will help you manage stress, which can manifest itself in many negative emotions.
Trust in Yourself:
Trust in your ability to feel and be felt and interpret your emotions accurately. Trust that you can handle whatever emotions come your way, after all, you’re still here aren’t you? We are all much more capable than we tend to give ourselves credit for, so while you’re listening to your emotions, trust that what you’re hearing is the truth. Never second guess yourself when it comes to feeling. Whatever it is you are feeling is valid and worthy.
Reflect on Your Emotions:
Your ability to look at your emotions realistically in relation to the situations in which they arise is important in developing your emotional wellness. Notice I said reflect not react. As you are listening to your emotions, logically examine whether your emotion matches the situation that it came from. Often, we are used to telling ourselves stories regarding our emotions that simply aren’t true, they are just habits. Therefore, honest reflection is a truly valuable skill to possess.
Adjust and Adapt:
The ability to adjust your emotion to your present situation is a sign of true emotional wellness. Like anything, this takes practice but when you learn to properly interpret the messages your emotions send you, you can adjust as you feel necessary.
True emotional wellness comes from looking within and listening carefully to what we feel to give us clues that help us live healthier, happier, more productive lives.
I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs who are feeling stuck, burned out, or overwhelmed to break through their mindset blocks, feel prosperous, and serve their higher purposes. Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one on one private session with me or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities. I invite you to open the door.
Do you have any tips for achieving emotional wellness that did not get mentioned above? If so, please share them in the comments section below!