How to build good emotional health

What does good emotional health look like?

Some common examples of good emotional health include:
• Noticing upsetting emotions when they arise
• Catching your own self-judgements
• Being curious about your thoughts, behaviours and feelings, and why they might arise at certain times

How can I improve my emotional health?

Emotional health is about equipping yourself to deal with the good, the bad and everything in between. Here are some tips:
• Practise emotional regulation
• Exercise
• Strengthen social connections
• Be mindful
• Get quality sleep

The bottom line

Good emotional health is crucial to your overwell wellbeing. If you feel that your thoughts and emotions are getting the best of you, take care of your basic needs such as sleep and connecting with your loved ones. If that does not work, consider working with a mental health professional to improve your emotional health.

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