Generally people, who are emotionally healthy, will be aware of their behaviors, feelings and thoughts. They are aware of the ways to deal with stress and problems that are part and parcel of their lives. These people generally feel good about themselves and they strive to maintain good relationship. But, many things that happen in the life of people can affect their emotional health and can lead to strong feeling of anxiety, stress and sadness. Some of these situations include:
• Getting laid off from a job
• Having a baby
• Having a child leave or return home
• Relocating to a new home
• Some financial issues
• Getting married or divorced
• Death of a loved one
• Suffering with injury or illness
• Getting a job promotion
Here, you might find that there are both bad and good instances. Yes, good instances in lives too affect the emotional well being of individuals due to extreme happiness. Some people will not be in a position to tolerate the happiness all of a sudden and this in turn will create stress in them.
How can emotions affect humans?
Generally, the human body responds to the way in which people, think, act and feel. This is generally referred to as mind/body connection. Whenever an individual is upset, anxious or stressed, the body will try to tell him/her that something is not right. For instance, stomach ulcer or high blood pressure can develop after a highly stressful event in the life of an individual. Like, it can be the sudden death of a loved one. Some of the symptoms hat shows that the emotional well being is out-of-balance include:
• Trouble in sleeping
• High blood pressure
• Extreme tiredness
• Dry mouth
• Diarrhea of constipation
• Chest pain
• Change in appetite
• Back pain
• Weight loss or gain
• Upset stomach
• Sweating excessively
• Stiffness in neck
• Breath shortness then and there
Reports state that poor emotional well being can bring a negative impact on the healthy immune system function and so people get colds and other infections during emotionally difficult times. Furthermore, people, who are not emotionally strong, will not take proper care of their health leading to health issues as well. They might not feel like taking nutritious diet, exercising, taking medicines prescribed by the doctor. Even, turning slaves to be alcohol or smoking are also symptoms of bad emotional well being.
How to improve emotional fitness?
To improve emotional fitness, the following ideas can be followed:
• Expressing feelings at appropriate times, rather than suppressing them within
• Living a balanced life without obsessing about problems in work and personal life. Everyone in this world has some sort of problem to face and come up in life.
• Developing resilience
• Calming mind and body
• Taking care of oneself
When the above-mentioned steps are taken with true spirit, the individual can easily get out of the emotional issue.