What is Emotional Wellbeing?
Emotional wellbeing is being able to manage our feelings – both the pleasant and unpleasant ones – so they do not impact our life negatively. Think of emotional wellbeing like acknowledging your mood and identifying any chronic feelings of stress or fatigue, sometimes we all are doing a little too much and we need to understand how to take a break.
Research tells us that a steady state of emotional wellbeing is linked to:
- Effective learning
- Good relationships
- Good health
- Living longer
Most of us experience wellbeing when we achieve things we enjoy doing or are passionate to achieve including, have a think about how you feel emotionally when you’re doing the things you enjoy:
- Jobs, education or other activities
- Financial health
- Physical health
- Spiritual health
Be clear and okay with identifying times of poor emotional wellbeing. Keep in mind when we struggle to deal with our unpleasant feelings and can’t seem to ‘bounce back’, we are experiencing poor emotional wellbeing. Use the resources at your disposal – Human Resource departments at work, incorporate less stress in your life by learning to say ‘no’, understand the best ways for you to balance your workload in and out of work and start making more time for you to do the things you enjoy.