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 job crisis, the death of a loved one, after a couple breakup …
However, in the same way that life can turn our moods, we can also influence our emotions according to the way in which we interact with the situations that life presents us. In fact, that is one of the fundamental principles on which psychotherapy is based.
In this article we will review several general activities and attitudes that make it easier to maintain a good level of emotional well-being.
10 daily habits and actions that enhance emotional well-being
The fact of 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 always happens in these cases, it must be taken into account that the best way to work on your own emotional well-being is to go to psychotherapy for individualized treatment by mental health professionals, but beyond the consultation of the psychologist, these strategies will make you have a greater chance of feeling good.
1. Establish a consistent sleep schedule
Being very clear about when it is time to go to sleep and making it the same for every day of the week helps to enjoy a more restful sleep and not be tempted to stay up too late, disrupting our circadian rhythms.
Do not forget that sleeping poorly implies having greater difficulties concentrating, being more irritable, and developing a greater vulnerability to stress.
2. Apply to your day-to-day “rituals” of starting tasks
In this case we are not talking about activities with symbols or of a religious nature; just 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 am, I will sit at my desk and make the first customer calls of the day.” In this way you will protect yourself against procrastination, which is a great 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 hours of leisure and family conciliation. For this, for example, do not use your usual phone number for work, or get used to staying working late.
4. Make Holidays Count
Along the same lines as the previous advice, it is important that you do not underestimate the power that a good vacation has to help you maintain emotional well-being.
Not only will they help you perform better when you return to work, they will protect your mental health if you truly disconnect from your professional side. You don’t even need to always travel; It is enough to dedicate yourself to what you like as long as it is not linked to your day-to-day work in the workplace and, if possible, without exposing yourself to the spaces you use when working for a fee.
5. Get involved in projects with medium or long-term goals
Maintaining meaningful goals for yourself 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 a sense of progress, accumulation of achievements. Of course, it is important that this type of project is not limited to the accumulation of money: the activity itself should be what motivates you.
6. Take care
Take care of your physical condition through a healthy diet and regular exercise. A healthy body as far as possible is essential to have a good ability 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. So, make sure you have a support social network participating and getting involved in it.
8. Keep a personal journal
Frequently filling in a personal diary will help you to enhance your self-knowledge and, consequently, to detect those habits and those ways of thinking that had led you to self-sabotage without you even realizing it.
9. Eat only if you are hungry
Many people get used to trying to regulate their emotions by giving themselves binge eating without being hungry: snacking between meals, tendency to drink only sugary soft drinks to distract yourself with their taste, etc. Detect these habits and put the brakes on them.
10. Use relaxation techniques in times of high stress
The good thing about relaxation techniques is that several of them are very simple and can be used almost in 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.
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