What is emotional wellness? 

'Emotional Wellness’ refers to your ability to deal with your emotions & can I just say I was never self aware enough growing up of this. It’s the understanding and awareness surrounding how you feel at any given time. Your emotions can affect your ability to deal with daily challenges and carry out your normal activities. It can also affect your relationship with yourself, your partner, your kids and even yourself. Your emotional wellness is how you handle life’s stresses and how you adapt to your daily situations and difficult life events. I only just had this conversation with Adam last week that I try to always respond instead of reacting when triggered. I'm no expert and I only speak for what works for me and how I've tried to talk to my girls about being self aware of our emotions.

Tips for achieving emotional wellness

Daily stressors are normal for everyone. Yours will be different than someone else’s, but the key is to know what your triggers are and how to best handle them. Managing your stressors will help you stay resilient in times of emotional strife. Here are a few ways to handle those moments.
Stay Positive. Appreciate the moments you have with family and friends, and hold onto those emotions as much as possible. Sit in Gratitude and speak about what you love and what makes you happy more than what's affecting you. Focus on the good things in life and give yourself credit for each good thing you accomplish. Oh, and remember to smile..! It's free and honestly changes your entire frequency. It is a quick pick-me-up solution for when you’re feeling down.

Get Sleep. 

Quality sleep is vital to both your physical and mental health. I use to not value sleep at all, I would stay up so late building my business when my girls went to bed and would wake early to not miss a moment with them. Try to set aside time to relax before bed and create a routine that will help you fall asleep (still trying to do that). Ideally go to bed at the same time each night so your body becomes accustomed to your bedtime routines. Literally Adam and I are in bed before the kids most nights as 8.30 is lights out and we feel better for it.

Establish Boundaries. 

Having too much to do can cause stress and anxiety. It can overwhelm you and make you feel as if you haven’t accomplished anything. Learn to say no and stick to it when you do. Gone are the day of the "PEOPLE PLEASING" plague. Don’t let people talk you into doing things that you don’t want to do or that you don’t have time for. It’s your time. Use it wisely.  USE IT WISELY. I believe time is the greatest commodity.

Find Connections;

Social connections and friends have a strong impact on your emotional state. Strengthen your circle by keeping in touch both in person and online. Grow your circle by joining a new exercise group, volunteering in your community, or starting a new hobby. 

Relieve Stress. 

Stress is a normal part of life, but it’s important to have a way to shed that stress when it becomes too much. Know what works best for you and put it to practice. Try going for a walk, doing yoga, meditating, taking a bath, spending time in nature, or any other activities you love. Just do the things that you love.

Practice makes perfect

The more you practice creating positive emotions, the more natural it becomes. Honing these skills can be easier when you have someone working with you to achieve mental clarity.