EMOTIONAL WELLNESS MONTH –October 2021

Story of the emotional wellness month

With our busy schedules, devices that ping us from all directions, and modern life that is becoming increasingly insecure, maintaining a sense of calm and balance is more important than ever. Emotional Wellness Month, which runs throughout October, is a reminder to disconnect and take time out for our brains.

Maintaining a healthy emotional balance helps us make healthy decisions, have good relationships, and achieve our goals. Emotional wellbeing gives us a tool kit to deal with the stresses of life, navigate relationships, and keep ourselves motivated. Mindfulness, a simple but powerful concept inspired by Eastern meditation traditions, is a useful way to practice engaging with the present, accepting events and feelings without judgment, and moving through life with calm and ease.

Did you know that good sleep and a healthy diet can have a huge impact on your emotions? If you are feeling depressed or anxious, make sure you are getting enough rest and eating nutritious food. Consider your relationship with yourself and your loved ones. Are you confident and optimistic about your future? Do you have good communication with those who are important to you? Are you able to express your feelings and deal with difficult times in a healthy way?

High levels of stress can lead to physical complications like high blood pressure, headaches, and even chronic conditions like diabetes. If you are having difficulty enjoying life or experiencing the physical symptoms of high stress, speak to your doctor or therapist who can guide you to activities and treatment options that will help you feel like yourself again.

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