FEELINGS ~ EMOTIONS ~ RESPONSES
Emotional Wellbeing relates to understanding your own feelings and expressing your emotions in a constructive way. It is also the ability to manage stress and cope with emotional challenges in life.
GOALS FOR YOUR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Enthusiasm about self and life
Capacity to manage feelings and related behaviors
Realistic assessment of limitations
Development of autonomy
Accountability for own behaviors and choices
Ability to cope effectively with stress
Understands significance of seeking & appreciating support from others
Responds to challenges as learning opportunities
Am I content?
How do I feel at this moment?
Do I have healthy and effective strategies to reduce or manage stress in my life?
Am I able to make decisions with a minimal amount of worry?
Am I able to identify my priorities and juggle family, work, friends, leisure time and other obligations?
FOSTER YOUR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Practice optimism using mindfulness
Spend time with friends and family
Participate in self-esteem workshops or support groups
Read a self-help book that interests you
Learn stress management techniques
Reward yourself for accomplishing your goals
Smile at least 10 times daily
Develop and maintain intimate and loving relationships