Are You Emotionally Healthy? 5 Ways To Tell
Being emotionally healthy is just as important as remaining physically healthy. In fact, your emotional health can directly impact your physical health. Everything is connected. This post will help you to figure out whether you’re emotionally healthy and give you some pointers for taking care of your emotional health:
You Treat Others Well
If you treat others well, this is a good sign that you are emotionally healthy and happy in yourself. The way you treat others can have a lot to do with how you feel about yourself. How you speak to them and act can tell you a lot about your emotional health and what you need to do to improve. Pay attention to how you treat others. You have the power to change it.
You Like Yourself
If you like yourself, this is a good sign of emotional health too. Self-love is huge, and one of the best things anybody will learn to do is love themselves regardless of any other factors. Victims of domestic violence tend not to like themselves so much, but this is something that can be worked on. No matter what you’ve been through in your life or how you’ve felt in the past, you can learn to like yourself, and even love yourself. Accept your ‘faults’ and things you might not be so good at and love the things you are good at.
You’re Grateful For Your Life
Those who are grateful for their lives are the happiest. And let’s be honest, we all have an abundance of reasons to be grateful for our lives. You’re reading this now, which means you have access to the internet. You likely sleep in a comfortable bed and have a roof over your head.
You likely have access to food and clean drinking water. You probably have people that love you and care about you. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the latest phone or car or anything like that. You should still be grateful for your life.
You Have Meaning In Your Life
We all need to have some kind of meaning in our lives. Usually, this is when we use our skills and talents to do something that helps others, that we feel strongly about. This is why volunteers actually have longer life expectancies! If you don’t feel like you have meaning in your life, now is the time to introduce it. Don’t wait for it to smack you in the face: you get to decide what it is!
You Value Experiences More Than Things
Experiences are far more valuable than things. Things break. Things go out of date and fashion. Experiences will stick with you for a lifetime and make you a better person. If you realize just how important experiences are, and how much ‘things’ don’t really matter, you are likely emotionally healthy!
If you’ve figured out you’re not as emotionally healthy as you’d like, there are things you can do. Speaking to a professional is an option, as is going to rehab if you have addictions that are affecting you. There are plenty of books out there that can help you to see things from a different point of view, too.