Our mental and emotional health controls our daily experiences and has a major influence on our quality of life.
If we’re not mentally and emotionally healthy, not only will we tend to have some turmoil in life, we will also find it harder to cope with things that happen to us.
Mental health is becoming a more widely accepted area of focus now than it has been in the past. We’re becoming more aware that unless we’re healthy mentally, we cannot be healthy emotionally and physically.
If we consider the mind and body connection, it has been known that whenever we have a problem in our body, there’s a good chance we also have a problem in our mind.
Mental health refers to how well we use our mind through the thoughts we think and the images we hold in our minds. The thoughts and images we hold in our minds dictates our emotional state, which in turn, affects our physical state.
One of my mentors says that we cannot do positive things or make intelligent decisions if we’re in a negative emotional state.
When we’re healthy mentally and emotionally, we will:
- Be in a better mood daily.
- Not let problems slow us down.
- Find it easier to do what needs to be done.
- Not be as easily affected by other people’s actions.
- Be a lot more relaxed and happier.
It’s up to us to learn how to improve our mental and emotional health.