Emotional Wellness

Be aware of and accept a wide range of feelings in yourself and others. Emotional wellness means having the ability to laugh, enjoy life, adjust to change, cope with stress, maintain intimate relationships, have a positive self-concept, deal with feelings constructively, and develop qualities such as trust, optimism, and self-confidence.

Maintaining emotional wellness requires ongoing self-examination.  View it as a continuum and maintain emotional stability by staying at some mod-range level between high and low.

Activities include:

  • Journaling/Blogging
  • Communicating with others–having a support network
  • Finding quiet/personal spaces
  • Exercising regularly and with a friend
  • Meditation
  • Eating nutritionally
  • Having hobbies or creative outlets
  • Learning stress coping skills
  • Mentoring and counseling others