Emotionally Healthy People are in control of their behavior. They are able to handle life’s inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives. When bad things happen, they’re able to move on.
They have a sense of contentment, a zest for living and the ability to laugh. They have the flexibility to learn new things and adapt to change. They uphold poise between work and play, rest and activity. They possess the ability to build and maintain fulfilling Relationships.
They have positive characteristics that allow them to participate in life to the fullest extent through productive & meaningful activities.
They can bounce back from adversity, trauma and stress due to their ability of resilience. This involves maintaining equilibrium in life as one deal with stressful circumstances and traumatic events. This happens in several ways, including letting yourself experience strong emotions, and also realizing when you may need to avoid experiencing them at times in order to continue functioning.
They have the capacity to express themselves appropriately. This helps them avoid getting stuck in anxiety or other negative mood states.
They have a strong support network of people they can turn to for encouragement and support. They rely on themselves as well as on others. They spend quality time with loved ones. (Communication requires one to be in direct contact with other people so don’t neglect your real-world relationships. Choose friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family members who are upbeat, positive, and interested in you. Doing something that helps others has a beneficial effect on how you feel about yourself. Join networking, social action, conservation, and special interest groups that meet on a regular basis.)
They stay calm and get involved into fun things like gardening, drawing, and writing, playing an instrument, or building something. (Some people feel better relaxing and slowing down while others need more activity and more excitement or stimulation to feel better.) They love pets as there is no love quite as unconditional as the love a pet can give. Animals can also get you out of the house for exercise and expose you to new people and places.
Many take their, mental and emotional health for granted – focusing on it only when they develop problems. The truth is that you need to plan, invest time and energy to be emotionally healthy.