How’s your emotional wellbeing?
Developing a well-adjusted approach to your life can help you realise what you could be doing in terms of helping yourself feel more balanced and fulfilled; living rather than existing.
Moving your mood from touchy, frazzled, worried or hopeless to feeling more relaxed, acceptant and comfortable IS possible.
Living in the present, being friendly, helping others, having an open minded and flexible attitude, along with being curious and learning something new can all move you towards living a less stressed and tense life. This may include opening yourself up to a whole host of new experiences; whether it be turning your hand to gardening, experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, taking up kayaking or learning a new language or spending time volunteering, trying new things can allow us to discover the different environments and situations we enjoy and enable us to grow.
The things we like doing are typically clear to us, but frequently we fail to actually take part in these activities. Our life seems to pass them by. If you think on the edges of your creativity and ask yourself: “When am I calm, relaxed and composed, who am I with? What am I doing? Where am I?”, then we begin to have a better understanding about what makes us happier.
Similarly, at the boundaries of your imagination, consider where you are when you’re motivated, energised and enthusiastic…Who are you with? What are you doing?
Experimenting occasionally with a fresh pastime, frequently develops that experience into a stimulating experience that can truly improve your lifestyle.
The final question to ask yourself is, what are the most important things to me in the world? Well, what are they and why are you not enjoying them?
Kirsty Haynes has a degree in Psychotherapy. If you’re struggling with emotional issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.emotionalskills.uk
At Emotionalskills we work with people who are struggling with emotional tension of some sort or the other, whether it is anxiety, depression, frustration or unhappiness. This includes men, women, teenagers, parents, older people and stressed couples.