Emotional wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance and the ability to experience and cope with feelings independently and inter-personally. Emotional wellness includes: practicing self-care; fostering inner resources and resiliency; finding unique ways to cope with stress; creating satisfying relationships; empathizing with others; being realistic about expectations and time; knowing when to ask for help, coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
Tips to Increase Emotional Wellness:
Practice optimism - like thinking positive. An important part of emotional wellness is to be mindful of when we have negative thoughts and to reframe them as they cone. The more you practice changing negative thoughts to positive, they more your mind will shift into positive thinking as a default.
Spend time with friends and family
Participate in self-esteem workshops or support groups. Peer support can be the most beneficial thing for you because often times other people can give you a sense of empathy and understanding that may not be accessible in your family life.
Read a self-help book that is of interest to you. This can help guide you through the steps in an informational and entertaining way.
Do a self-check-in every day. Wake up and ask yourself, how am I feeling? what can I do to help myself today? This will help you stay grounded and promote emotional awareness.