Emotions and Their Role in Your Health

I read this blog from the Robard Corporation, and thought I should share it. It gives good tips on how to deal with your emotions and staying on track when dieting.

Posted by Kelli Arruzzo

Emotional highs and lows are a natural part of life; it is how you manage these times that plays a key factor in your physical health. Your self-esteem, relationships, and management of emotions all play a role in your overall psychological well-being.

Situations like buying a new home, money problems, dealing with the death of a loved one, or having a baby can and will put your emotional health to the test and can lead to weight loss or gain, high blood pressure, chest pain, and change in appetite, among other things, if not managed.

What can you do? Be prepared for when these situations arise so that it doesn’t lead to an adverse effect on your physical health. A few tips:

  • Express Yourself– Find a way to release your emotions, rather than keeping them bottled up inside. This could mean finding a hobby, exercising, or simply confiding in someone you trust. Find productive ways to express yourself during this time, you will feel better for it.
  • Develop Resilience– It’s not how many times you fall down, it’s how many times you get up. Being resilient can be the difference between having the flexibility to maneuver through a rough situation, and being stuck in the mud with no resolution in sight.
  • Look On the Bright Side- With every problem, comes opportunity; with every door that closes, another opens. Try to find the positives in every situation, no matter how few they may be. Even in the worst of situations there are lessons to be learned.

Having good mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health, they work hand in hand. Turn your emotions into positive energy so you can either find solutions to what’s stressing you, or to better cope with what you may be angry about. It will help you maximize your productivity, stay in a good state of mind, and lead a healthy life.

Everyone has a different way of dealing with their emotions. I tend to exercise, releasing my pent up energy and improving my emotional and physical health in the process. What about you? What are your coping mechanisms? Feel free to leave your ideas in the comments section below.

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