Emotional components of wellness
- "It is better to be aware of and accept our feelings than to deny them."
- "It is better to be optimistic in our approach to life than pessimistic."
National Wellness Institute
Emotional wellness is rooted in how you accept and manage your feelings, including your ability to understand your limitations, navigate through stressful situations and maintain healthy relationships. This includes the degree to which you feel positive and enthusiastic about yourself and your life.
An emotionally well person maintains satisfying relationships with others and is able to express feelings freely and manage feelings effectively. They can form interdependent relationships with others based upon a foundation of mutual commitment, trust and respect. They take on challenges, take risks and recognize conflict as being potentially healthy. As they manage their life in personally rewarding ways, and take responsibility for their actions, life is seen as an exciting, hopeful adventure.
Understanding and managing depression
- Understanding & managing depression
- Are you or a loved one dealing with depression? Click here for an online depression assessment
- Treatment of depression
- Additional information on depression
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Sleep disorders
- Self-Paced Stress Management Toolkit
- Understanding & managing stress
- How do you know if you're over-stressed?
- Stress: Your body under attack
- Managing stress
- Additional information about stress
Resources & skills
- Emotional maturity: Your personal strength
- Emotional intelligence
- Discovering the courage within
- Raising your self-esteem
- A healthy dose of optimism
- Taking risks in love and life
- Mental resilience
- Why do we need practical ideas?
- The health benefits of touch
- Love and matters of the heart
- Happiness and spirituality impact longevity
- EAP services or call 800-236-3231
- Classes and events at Aurora that promote health and wellness