26 Jun What is Emotional Wellness?
Emotional wellness encompasses how we feel, think and cope with life realities. Emotional wellness is closely linked to one’s spiritual and social wellness, as well as all the other dimensions of their life system. For instance, emotional wellness can be affected by one’s occupational reality. It can also be a factor in one’s emotional wellness, environmental, financial, and physical wellness. Since we are a system of interrelated parts, when one dimension is affected, this causes a rippling effect in all the other dimensions. Attaining emotional wellness is an ongoing process of managing your wellness in all of life dimensions.
How is it that some people can do reckless and irresponsible things and still get away with it? How is that some people can undergo so much stress and yet maintain their emotional wellness, while others seem to be impacted by much less? Are there things that affect our emotional wellness? Yes we are all made up differently, so it is important that we each become familiar with our own system and the circumstances that impact on our lives. Too much stress is one of the key factors that destroy our emotional wellness. If there is something in your life or relationship that is causing you undue stress then it is time that you think about reducing your stress level. Some of the foods we eat can also cause high stress on our bodies. Too much sugar, fat, caffeine, hot spices, and salt can put our system on high stress to digest and flush out the excess.
Impact of Emotional Wellness
Those who are able to maintain their emotional wellness experience a great life. They are better able to manage their emotions, to have fewer outbursts of anger. They have more control of how they feel and are better able to pick themselves up when they are down. It is very important that we do everything we can to increase the impact of emotional wellness in their lives. Those who achieve emotional wellness can use their anger to diffuse situations or to laugh at themselves. One of the greatest impacts of emotional wellness is that it enables us to live longer healthier and happier lives. We are better able to express our emotions and we can live life more in a meaningful way.
Improving Emotional Wellness
Studies have shown that exercise and diet can have a very positive impact on our emotional wellness. They show that if we eat well, exercise and get adequate rest, we build a great foundation for our emotional wellness. Emotional wellness is a feeling of fulfillment and balance that brings with it most of the elements outlined at the core of the Interpersonal Wellness System model. We know that life style practices have a tremendous impact on our emotional wellness. Building and maintaining great connections and relationships at work, at home and with friends is an excellent way to help one maintain their emotional wellness.
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- Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. as well as founder and host of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce has authored five books and is also a Certified Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and trainer, working for over 24 years with governments, the private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She is host of the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce can be reached at e-mail: www.joyceodidison.com or phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com