October is Emotional Wellness Month and it’s a great reminder for us to slow down, unplug and check-in on our emotional well-being and that of others.
So just what is Emotional Wellness, anyway? Emotional Wellness refers to our ability to process feelings in a healthy, positive way and manage the stress of everyday life.
With life’s busy schedule and demands, we often forget to make time to hit the pause button and allow ourselves to reset and reflect. Emotional Wellness Month reminds us to prioritize our mental health and personal wellbeing. It reminds us to check in with our emotions. And let’s face it, it’s very easy to suppress our feelings when there’s so much else going on in our lives. With distractions coming at us from every direction, it’s important to consciously quiet the noise and check in with ourselves.
This is a crucial need, because mental and emotional stress can translate into negative physical reactions, a weakened immune system, and poor health.
High levels of stress can lead to physical complications like high blood pressure, headaches, and even chronic conditions like diabetes. If you’re having a hard time enjoying life or experiencing the physical symptoms of high stress, talk to your doctor or a therapist who can guide you toward activities and treatment options that can help you feel like yourself again.
By making time for regular Brain Breaks, as I like to call it, we will be in a better position to maintain a healthy emotional balance, make healthier choices, have good relationships, and achieve our goals. Also important to experiencing Emotional Wellness is a diet rich in phytonutrients. If you are wanting to begin your journey to better health or just need someone to listen, please reach out.