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You've probably heard it around home, work or school when you get sick: "Take good care of yourself!"
But while people are typically talking about your physical health, it's also important to keep your emotional health in good shape, too. May is Mental Health Month, a great time to brush up on what it takes to care for your emotional wellbeing just like you do your physical wellbeing. What is "emotional wellbeing", you may ask? According to the Mental Health Foundation, emotional wellbeing is defined as "a positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life." Sounds like a mouthful, doesn't it? It's really all about coping skills and rebounding from the challenges that life sometimes gives us.
When you're in good emotional health, you know you can face whatever life throws at you. You are able to deal with issues squarely and rebound well. If you're not in good emotional health, the stress can affect other areas of your life like work, home, finances and more.
So here are a few things to - pardon the pun - keep in mind when it comes to your own emotional wellbeing:
When there's a need for help, it's close by - whether it comes from your own abilities or your outreach to others, know you can rebound and help others. That's wellbeing ... and being well!read more …