10 behaviors that promote emotional well-being
Habits and routines that can help you maintain a good level of emotional well-being.
Emotional well-being is an aspect of the human mind that can be altered or directly interrupted in many different ways: in the face of a work crisis, the death of a loved one, after a breakup...
However, in the same way that life can turn our moods upside down, we can also influence our emotions depending on the way we interact with the situations that life throws at us. In fact, this is one of the fundamental principles on which psychotherapy is based.
In this article we will review several activities and general attitudes that make it easier to maintain a good level of emotional well-being..
10 daily habits and actions that enhance emotional well-being.
Carrying out these actions does not guarantee that we will feel good immediately or in the medium term, but it does predispose us to be able to maintain a good emotional balance and overcome the vital crises that may come our way.
As it always happens in these cases, it is necessary to bear in mind that the best way to work on one's own emotional well-being is to go to psychotherapy to get individualized treatment from mental health professionals. by mental health professionals, but beyond the psychologist's office, these strategies will make you more likely to feel good.
1. Establish a consistent sleep schedule
Being very clear about when it's time to go to sleep and making it a similar schedule for every day of the week helps you enjoy a more restful and restful night's sleep. not being tempted to stay up too late, thus altering our circadian rhythms..
We must not forget that sleeping badly means having greater difficulty concentrating, being more irritable, and developing a greater vulnerability to stress.
2. Apply to your daily life "rituals" to start tasks.
In this case, we are not talking about activities with symbols or of a religious nature; simply, get used to link certain times of the day with the performance of an action associated with the start of a task..
For example: "When I finish breakfast at 9 a.m., I will sit down at my desk and make the first customer calls of the day". In this way you will protect yourself against procrastination, which is a major generator of anxiety and guilt.
3. Establish a dividing line between work and private life
This is very important both to perform well and to truly enjoy your leisure hours and family reconciliation. For example, don't use your regular phone number for work, and don't get into the habit of working late.
4. Make vacations count
Along the same lines as the previous advice, it is important not to underestimate the power of a good vacation to help you maintain your emotional well-being.
Not only will it help you perform better when you return to work, but it will also protect your mental health if you truly disconnect from your professional side. It is not even necessary to travel all the time; it is enough to dedicate yourself to what you like as long as it is not linked to your daily life in the work context and, if possible, without exposing yourself to the spaces you use when you work in a paid way.
5. Get involved in projects with medium or long term goals.
Keeping meaningful goals that you can achieve in a matter of months or even years is very important both to reinforce your self-esteem and to structure your life. In this way, you will give your day-to-day life a sense of progress, of accumulation of accomplishments. Of course, it is important that this kind of project is not limited to the accumulation of money: the activity itself should be what motivates you.
6. Take care of yourself
Take care of your physical condition through a healthy diet and regular exercise. A healthy body as much as possible is essential to have a good capacity to manage emotions.
7. Offer your help and ask for it when you need it.
Emotional well-being is not something that can be obtained entirely individually; we need the participation of others in our lives. Therefore, make sure you have a supportive social network by participating and asking for help when you need it, make sure you have a supportive social network by participating and being involved in it..
8. Keep a personal journal
Keeping a personal diary will help you to enhance your self-knowledge and, consequently, to detect those habits and ways of thinking. detect those habits and ways of thinking that have been leading you to self-sabotage without you realizing it..
9. Eat only if you are hungry
Many people get used to trying to regulate their emotions by binge eating without being hungry. binge eating without being hungryMany people tend to try to regulate their emotions by bingeing on food without being hungry: snacking between meals, tendency to drink only sugary soft drinks to distract themselves with their taste, etc. Detect these habits and put a stop to them.
10. Use relaxation techniques in moments of high stress.
The good thing about relaxation techniques is that several of them are very simple and can be used in almost any context in which we have a quiet space that offers us some privacy. You can try controlled diaphragmatic breathing exercises, or Jacobson's progressive Muscle relaxation, for example.for example.
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(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)