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3 Tips for Emotional Wellness

November 01, 2017

You should take care of your emotional health the same way you take care of your body, because your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act.

For example, you might develop high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer because of stress.

While there’s no way to get rid of life’s stresses, here are three ways to cope with stress to improve your emotional wellness, improving your overall health.

Find the Positive

While it’s important to deal with negative feelings, it’s also important to focus on the positive things in your life.

Use a journal to keep track of things that make you feel happy or peaceful, and for all those things you are grateful for.

Research has shown that having a positive outlook can improve your quality of life and give your health a boost.

Don’t Brood

Brooding is damaging to your mental health because obsessing over negative things will only make you feel worse.

As soon as a negative thought begins, distract yourself by doing something that needs you to concentrate, like reading a book or doing a puzzle.

A few minutes of distraction should be enough to get your mood back on track.

Express Yourself

Keeping your feelings of sadness or anger inside will only add to your stress and anxiety.

Let the people close to you know when something is bothering you, and tell them how you are doing.

Find healthy, creative ways that you can express your feelings, like writing in a journal, or taking an exercise class.