Emotions You Experience
There are some people who would make the argument that the
majority of your physical, relational and mental issues come from the inability
to be able to experience your emotions. Rather than experiencing them, you
medicate, rationalize, project, bury, deny, smother,
drink away, suck it up or sweep unpleasant emotions under the rug. The emotions
that are most often avoided include fear, anger and sadness.
If you put more energy into avoiding emotions, rather than
feeling them, you are going to feel stressed and suffer anxiety. Take an active
role in letting your guard down and feeling emotions.
It is a good idea to create a routine and structure; however,
this can also cause you to become stuck in a rut. This means that you are not
growing as a person. Taking a certain number of risks can be both rewarding and
Take some time to challenge yourself and take a risk every
single day. This can mean talking to a new person, trusting someone, asserting
yourself or setting some type of tough goal. The key is to push yourself beyond
your comfort zone.
Live in the
There are a number of mental health trends that become
challenged when a person gets sucked into what happened in the past or what
people “did to you” rather than actually taking responsibility of r what you
are doing or creating the present moment, right this second. The key is to live
in the moment, without hyper focusing on
the past or the future.
It is important to avoid just coasting through your life
without taking the time to assess yourself. For example, you need to ask
yourself often if you are in denial regarding anything or if you are resisting
something in your life. It is also a good idea to take a step back and consider
where your behaviors and feelings are coming from. You may ask yourself the
question “Is this thought helpful? Is the behavior needed? Is there another
In many situations, people take themselves much too
seriously. If you need proof, consider the following. Kids laugh about 200
times a day and adults, only 15 times a day. In order to laugh more, go see a
funny movie, play a funny game or just enjoy life. Taking the time to laugh
more will not only help you feel better and be happier, it can also make you
Improving your well-being does not have to be as difficult or
complex as you may imagine. By using the five tips here, you can easily
discover that you feel better, you are less stressed, and that you are able to
enjoy life more.
Don’t ignore the importance of exercise and eating right;
however, it is important to understand that there is much more to a person’s
overall well-being than physical activity
and smart food options. Being informed and aware of yourself, how you act and
how you feel can impact your well-being in significant ways.