Emotional well-being is how well people can process their emotions and cope with life challenges. Managing stress, fostering positive social connections, and taking care of physical and mental health can help maintain good emotional well-being.
Signs when a person is experiencing difficulties with their emotional well-being
- Persistent Sadness
- Mood Swings
- Substance Abuse
Factors that can influence emotional well-being
- Challenges at work, school, or home
- Changes in health
- Changes in relationships
- Work retirement
- Losing loved ones
Tips to improve emotional health and well-being
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of non-judgment and curiosity. Practicing mindfulness can help you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and body.
Manage and reduce stress
Some stress can be helpful when carrying out tasks, and it is typical to feel it now and then. But long-term stress can be unhealthy. People can help lower stress by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and talking to friends and family about stress. Other strategies include setting realistic goals and taking regular breaks from work.
Try to develop a positive mindset
Holding onto positive emotions for longer, noticing and appreciating the good things in life, and quickly bouncing back from challenges are all signs of emotional resilience. People may be able to build this by focusing on healthy habits such as getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, meditating, and spending time in nature. Additionally, it can be helpful to start each day with positive affirmations and to limit exposure to negative people and news. Finally, practicing gratitude and kindness can be beneficial for building a positive outlook.
Cope with loss
Losing a loved one can have a huge impact on emotional well-being and may feel overwhelming. To help cope, it is important to take care of your physical health, seek support, express your emotions, and take time to grieve.
Your emotional well-being matters. Consult a doctor via Maxicare’s 24/7 Teleconsult Hotline or the Doctor Anywhere App. For lab tests and diagnostic procedures, you may go to the nearest Maxicare Primary Care Clinic.