What is emotional wellness?
Emotional wellness is having a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong sense of self and the ability to recognize and share a wide range of feelings with others in a constructive way.
What are some signs of emotional wellness?
- The ability to talk with someone about your emotional concerns and share your feelings with others.
- Saying "no" when you need to without feeling guilty.
- You feel content most of the time.
- Feeling you have people in your life that care about you- a strong support network.
- Being able to relax.
- Feeling good about who you are.
Stress is a normal part of life. But learning to recognize good and bad stress, and how to cope with both, is essential to being emotionally well. How each of us responds to stress is as individual as we are. Individual stress management eduation/counseling appointments are available to all UNH students who have paid the health fee.
Becoming a clear communicator means effectively conveying your thoughts, ideas, needs and wants. Communicating clearly helps you manage your time and your life, to feel good about yourself, and to build trustworthy relationships with others.
Relationships are essential to maintaining wellness and health. Learn more about having healthy and supportive relationships.
How do you bounce back from life's challenges? All individuals, regardless of who they are, the challenges they encounter or where they come from, have the human capacity and personal power to face, overcome, grow and bounce back from adversity, stress, or trauma. This is known as resilience. How resilient are you?
Grief can create a variety of emotions that can range from deep sadness to anger. Some of these feelings may be new to you. Accepting and acknowledging that these are normal reactions in grieving is one of the first steps in healing from a loss.
How we feel about our bodies can impact all aspects of our wellness, including our emotional health.
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