Physical health is fairly easy to recognize. Mental/emotional health, which refers to psychological wellbeing, however, can be much harder to pinpoint. It’s a multifaceted concept that includes the way we feel about ourselves, the quality of our relationships, our ability to modulate difficult feelings like anger, disappointment and frustration, and our effectiveness in managing difficult circumstances.
Emotionally healthy people face challenges and will have periods of sadness, anxiety and stress. In these situations, they have the tools to cope with difficult situations while maintaining a positive, hopeful outlook so they ultimately feel in control of their emotions and behaviors. They build strong relationships and recover well from setbacks. These skills can be developed and honed with practice and regular training, much like muscles in the body strengthening with exercise. Here are six daily exercises to improve emotional health:
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