We live in a seriously fast paced world where we are surrounded with negative information on a daily basis. Majority of us have access to at least one smart device that will notify and keep us up to date with news/major events and keep us connected on social media. Taking on negative information or experiences on a regular basis can interfere with our mental health and can have a negative effect on our work, relationships and our everyday functioning.
There are many things that happen in our life that can disrupt our emotional health, these things include:
– Financial stress
– Dealing with the death of a loved one
– Suffering illness or injury
– Moving or selling a house
– Having children
Poor emotional health can weaken the immune system so developing good emotional health, having positive surroundings, regular routine, support network and understanding your thoughts and feelings are all ways to help reduce feelings of stress, sadness and anxiety. Ideally we should try to escape our busy schedules at least once a day, find our ‘happy place’ (gym, yoga, read, meditate) and just take some time for yourself.
Celebrating your daily wins can make a huge difference with your emotional health. You may want to use a journal to keep track of things that make you feel happy or peaceful. Relaxation methods such as mediation, playing/listening to music or exercising are ways to relieve tension and shift your mind from negative thoughts.
There is also an app called “WinStreak” where you can set daily affirmations and reflect on the top 3 wins to celebrate for the day and 3 things to focus on or you look forward to the following day. If you do this before bed, no matter how bad your day has been, you can end your day in a positive mindset.
JBS is here to help relieve the financial stress from your life, get in touch with us today so you can live a positive balanced life.
– Pj –