5 Essential Secrets to Emotional Well-Being

Emotional Well-being

Your emotions help dictate your state of mind, so you need emotional balance to keep your state of mind intact. Enhancing your emotional well-being gives you that balance so that - when challenging times roll around - you are more prepared to handle them. 

Achieve Greater Emotional Well-being

Use these 5 steps to begin managing your emotions more effectively today...

Step 1: Identify your support system

We all experience emotional dips. Something that´s especially true when we’re making emotionally charged decisions.

  • So, when that´s the case, consider turning to friends or family members who can be the voice of reason. While your emotions are cross-wired, it helps to have an external voice guiding you towards making an appropriate decision.
  • After all, it's healthy to discuss important things with those closest to you. It also helps them see how you think in different situations.

Step 2: Confront your emotions

It´s never a good idea to hide from negative feelings. Facing your emotions is the best way to overcome them. And the more you practice, the easier it will become to stay calm during emotional circumstances.

  • If you're heartbroken, it isn’t healthy to try and pretend aren´t. Let the feelings come. If you feel like crying or screaming, go ahead. Working your way through those emotions will help you gain closure as well as a fuller understanding of your feelings.
  • It isn’t necessary to question why you’re feeling a certain way. Identify the source of the emotion and work at confronting it instead. Don´t feel you need to apologize for your emotions.

Step 3: Celebrate your strengths

There's no better way to create a greater sense of emotional well-being than by celebrating your strengths. Spend some time identifying your attributes, your talents, and your skills. What makes you feel confident, resilient and powerful? Focus your energies on these.

  • Remember...your strengths aren't to be taken lightly. After all, they form the backbone of who you are. 
  • Openly acknowledging your strengths sub-consciously helps you believe in yourself. In turn, you able to create and maintain a strongly positive emotional state.

Step 4: Provide support to others

Having a strong support team is important and being able to reach out to offer support to others is important as well. Exposing yourself to the emotions of others helps you to process them better. It also teaches you to take things at face value, so that yuo can be impartial, fair, and just.

  • Supporting others requires you to be truthful and honest. Displaying honesty about someone else’s emotions can help you develop the same honesty about your own.
  • Helping others work through challenges can make you appreciate all sorts of emotions and build up your own emotional well-being.

Step 5: Keep your surroundings positive

Maintaining a positive environment is key. It helps you concentrate on positive emotions and aids in the healing process. It’s much easier to effectively manage your emotions when you’re surrounded by positive energy.

  • Take part in activities you enjoy. This isn’t an effort to dismiss your emotions. It’s simply a tool for developing a positive mindset.
  • That positive mindset reinforces your ability to be impartial and fair. It's tempting to be hard on yourself, especially when you're surrounded by negative influences.

Remember you have your emotions for a reason! They help you empathize with others going through similar situations and give you hope. Focus on working your way through each of these steps to help you enhance your overall emotional well-being. You’ll be glad you did!

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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