Emotional wellbeing refers to awareness, acceptance, and respect for “self”. By establishing healthy habits and accepting and managing human emotions effectively one can personally promote overall emotional wellbeing.
The benefits of healthy eating add up over time including reducing risk of disease, maintaining a healthy weight, and boosting immunity to name a few.
DAILY FOOD GROUP TARGET INCLUDES:
- 2 cups fruit
- 2 ½ cups vegetables
- 6 ounces of grains
- 5 ½ ounces proteins
- 3 cups dairy
* the above recommendations are based on a 2000 calorie diet
Planning & Organization
Planning and organizing involves proactively planning, establishing priorities, and allocating necessary resources. Establishing S.M.A.R.T goals see resources section below to learn more. Along with proper Time management which is defined as the ability to use one’s time effectively or productively.
Healthy Thoughts, Feeling & Behaviors
Media (TV, radio, social, movies, music)
- Media has the ability to distort our perception of the reality of our environment and negatively affect self-image and expectations of daily life.
- Social media is a means of interaction between people in which you are able to share, create, and exchange information within virtual communities.
Decision making for good health
Decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering necessary information, and assessing alternative solutions. The decisions an individual makes is a direct reflection of personal thoughts and values which is why it is important to consider all possibilities and how decisions can impact personal goals and aspirations.
Healthy relationships involve honesty, trust, respect, and communication between partners or peers to sustain a relationship suitable to both parties’ needs. This can include peer, professional, sexual, and family relationships.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and affects how individuals think, feel, and act. A person’s mental health helps determine how one handles stress, relates to others, and makes healthy choices.
Risk Taking and Substance Misuse
Risk taking is the conscious or unconscious controlled behavior that involves uncertainty about the outcome, and possible benefits or costs to self or others.
Managing your emotions
Emotions are a natural instinctive state deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or environment.
Know Your Emotions
- Happiness is the result of “feel-good” neurotransmitters and leads to feelings of enjoyment, contentment, and reward-seeking.
- Sadness is the result of low levels of serotonin and dopamine causing individuals to feel gloomy, unhappy, or disappointed.
- Anger is an emotion represented by feeling displeasure, annoyed, or hostile.
- Fear is an emotion portrayed as a result of perceiving an individual or situation as a potential threat.
* This section only touches on the top 4 emotions, however, there are many more emotions that an individual may feel.
Anger management aims to reduce the emotional feelings and physiological arousal that is caused by anger and involves how to manage emotions when others do not share the same perspective as you.