Ways To Improve Your Emotional Health

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Updated: Friday, July 6, 2012, 18:36 [IST]

Ways To Improve Your Emotional Health

Your emotional health is not like your physical health. You cannot see it explicitly but experience it from within. Just like a cut or bruise on your body ends healing, your emotional healing is essential to cure the emotional bruises you have. You must never carry a baggage of hurt and psychological injury with you. If you do, then you will start developing symptoms of depression. Thus, best person to judge your emotional health is you.

Do you get hurt easily and brood over things for a long time? Do you also feel that your life is a baggage? If yes, then you are in dire need of emotional healing. Here are some ways that will surely improve your emotional health.

Ways To Improve Emotional Health:

Insecurity is the first step to insanity. If you are a kind of person who gets easily hurt by what others say then you are probably also a very insecure person. We get adversely affected by what people say only when we have insecurities within ourselves. For example, you have been worried about putting on weight and your friends says in jest, "there comes the fatso". It immediately hurts you. But, if you think and feel great about yourself, you friends or anybody for that matter will have no power to hurt you.

Turn a deaf ear. Yes, I know, it is easier said than done. But if you can get rid of your insecurities to improve your emotional strength, then you can master this step too. When we pay attention to malicious comments of others, we simply give them the power to hurt us. Keep that power within you and use it as a shield against the world.

Laugh at yourself. Once you manage to do this, the world can't laugh at you any more. If your colleagues laugh at you for being bald, join them in a laughter and poke more fun at yourself. Your tormentors will soon realise that it takes lot of courage to make fun of yourself and none at all to make fun of others.

The joy of giving is truly great. Just like your physical health needs time to recover after a disease or injury, emotional healing also needs time. During your convalescence, you need emotional healing. To heal yourself from within, you must do something that gives you pure untainted pleasure. It could be voyeuristic pleasures like going to a pub or binging on food. However, the purest joy in life is the joy of giving. It is pure because it is selfless. Assemble all the old clothes, toys and books in your house and donate it to someone who needs them. You will be a healed from within.

Look good and you will feel the same. The first symptom of depression is not paying attention to how you look. If you are going to remain unkempt and unwashed for days, then you will go into depression anyway. Even if you are in severe emotional turmoil, pull yourself up and make yourself look pretty. Wear a new dress, do makeup or go for new haircut. Put up a brave and positive face to the world and that will stop you from crumbling from inside.

These simple tips will most certainly improve your emotional health. Do you have any more ideas to increase your emotional strength?

Topics: mental health, emotional health
 
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Story first published:  Friday, July 6, 2012, 15:12 [IST]
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