Do you ever wonder if you are emotionally healthy? Technically if you even wonder that at all it’s a sign you in fact are. But specifically, what does it really mean to be emotionally healthy?
Let’s talk about it…
In an article called Improving Emotional Health by authors Melinda Smith, M.A., Robert Segal, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., emotional health is defined as having:
We will all experience negative and damaging emotions in our lives, so we need to know how to effectively handle them in advance!
A wise woman once said, “We are all born with the ability to get over it!” When we were children and fell down, we didn’t stay mad at the pavement for days or harbor ill feelings towards our shoes. We got back up, we brushed ourselves off (Or mom/Dad did!) and we got over it.
You have to get over things if you want to be emotionally healthy as an adult.
I know life has hurt you more than just falling on the pavement did. I know what happened to you wasn’t fair. It hurt so damn bad. But emotionally healthy people learn how to get up and get over it. They learn how to forgive and release. Even if it’s 2 steps forward and 1 steps back.
Emotionally healthy people take care of themselves so that when bad things happen, they are better able to deal with them. Resting, exercising, letting it go, writing in a journal, praying, eating well-balanced meals, and spending time with others, are all small simple steps you can implement into your own life, so you are more emotionally healthy.