Five Ways to Support Emotional Health

The art of nurturing emotional wellbeing

Tips to nurse positive emotions even when you are confronted with adversities. Maintaining positive emotional health would eliminate the need for unhealthy coping mechanisms to casually flip aside the issue of deteriorating emotional health.

Schedule Physical Activities and Exercises

Being physically active is indispensable to preserving emotional harmony. If you are stuck feeling the blues for a long time now, integrate physical mobility and exercises into your routine. Regular exercises, light yoga and meditation eliminate the risks of depression and anxiety, and such a lifestyle is a better alternative to staying cooped up all day long. High-intensity exercises work efficiently when you are waging a war against unpredictable yet overwhelming mood swings and dwindling enthusiasm.

Add Weekly Goals to Attain a Sense of Accomplishment

The feeling of being worn down and battered could haunt you mid-week. To dissipate this feeling, list the weekly goals in a to-do list. This strategy should restore a semblance of purpose and meaning to your life and inspire you to persevere by investing your best. It should also regulate your lifestyle; for instance, if you have a habit of procrastinating and lazing around, weekly goals should help you develop a keen hindsight.

Focus on Expanding your Support System

 It is crucial to interact and express yourself to people who would understand and lend support. Even if you are in a different all by yourself, consider building a concrete support system; be it with family, friends, close acquaintances or individuals unified for a common cause. This space is integral to know that you would always have someone to fall back on in times of emotional crises, to bounce back and heal without resorting to unhealthy defence mechanisms or sabotaging other aspects of your life.

Zero in on a Definite Purpose in Life

Discovering a cause, issue or place that lends a sense of purpose and meaning in life and staying attached to it leads to spiritual growth and positive emotional health. Such a purposeful activity also fills in the cavities of your life which could otherwise trigger bouts of dreadful anxiety, loss of meaning and restlessness. As you partake and extend your contribution towards the causes—volunteering, public speaking, reading or something else, you are better armed to maintain an optimistic approach towards life.

Say No to Overextending Yourself

Constantly juggling multiple things could beat you. If you are constantly pushing yourself beyond your capacity, it could easily impact your emotional wellbeing. Such an attitude would trigger frustration, helplessness, anger and annoyance even at the slightest inconvenience.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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