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Mental Health: keeping your Emotional Health

Mental Health: keeping your Emotional Health


“You don’t have to control your thoughts
You just have to stop letting them control you” – Dan Millman

Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are able to manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions through the ups and downs of life. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind but
I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean

Being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean you are happy all the time. It means you aware of your emotions and have strategies to deal with both everyday situations and traumatic experiences. Having the skills to maintain good emotional health is key if you want to succeed and thrive in your professional and personal lives. For example, yes we have all seen over the past 24 months, the world of work is less predictable than ever before and it’s never been more important to be able to regulate are emotions and be incontrol of of how we respond to challenging situations.

Emotional health is one big contributor to overall mental health.

“ Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well being”

Mental health is not just the absence of mental illness. The world Health organisation defines good mental health as “a state of being where every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively”

One distinction between emotional and mental health is that-someone can be  in a good place with their emotional health but still still struggle with their mental health or experience mental health problems. Here are some traits to maintain your emotional health

  • Stay honest.
  • Stay connected
  • Stay peaceful
  • Stay hopeful
  • Stay grateful
  • Saty determined

“Never be ashmed of what you feel, you have the right to feel any emotion that you want , and to do what makes you happy “

In nutshell, it can be scary to open up about your mental and emotional health. However the reality is that every single person deals with it. We all have good days and bad days, and we all benefits from making our mental fitness a priority. Managing our emotions is part of being human. Learning to manage your thoughts, feelings and emotions in the face of stress is a skill that pays dividends-both in your relationship with others and your relationship with yourself.

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