Emotional wellness is the ability to understand oneself and adequately cope with the challenges life brings. It encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance and the ability to share feelings. Emotional wellness is a dynamic state that fluctuates frequently with your other six dimensions.
The dimension of emotional wellness is overseen by the University Counseling Center.
“Health embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well.” – James H. West
Feeling stressed? Check out the Stress Free Zone.
Ten tips for maintaining your emotional wellness!
- Prioritize your time based on what you value most.
- Set aside 10 minutes just for “you” each day – take a walk, sit in silence, meditate, or dream.
- Develop your interests and abilities.
- Get rid of bad habits that get in the way of the life you value.
- Spend some time doing things you enjoy.
- Get enough sleep, eat well, and drink plenty of water.
- Clear clutter from your home, your car, or workspace and let new energy flow into your life.
- Invest your energy in the positive and in the present. Don’t waste precious energy on gossip, negative thoughts, the past, or things you cannot control.
- Stay connected to a support network, colleagues, community, friends, family, or church.
- If things get too difficult, don’t do it alone.