Dr. Cecil Cockerham

Emotional healing is less visible than recovery from a scrape on our elbow or a broken bone, but it is just as important. When we heal from our emotional injuries, it helps us move forward in positive, healthy ways. Processing feelings can allow us to express our emotions more clearly, improve our relationships, move on from negative experiences, and generally feel freer and happier in our lives. So how can you improve your emotional health? Let us share a few ways. 

Ways to Take Care of Your Emotional Health

Taking care of our emotional health helps prevent emotional wounds, just like maintaining physical fitness prevents injuries. 

  • Be Aware of Your Emotions: Notice the things in your life that create negative feelings and emotions. When you notice something produces negative emotions consistently in your life, that’s a sign that you should likely make a change to your behavior. Similarly, notice the things and people that bring you joy, peace, and other positive emotions. Positive emotional reactions can be a signal to pursue more of that activity. 
  • Communicate Your Feelings: Let people close to you know how you’re feeling. Healthy expressions of your feelings can benefit your emotional health and also allows your friends and family to support you when you need it. You might also consider finding a professional to listen to you, especially if you feel like you need someone to help you move through past experiences and provide you with coping mechanisms.
  • Manage Stress: Stress is detrimental to your emotional health, but there are many healthy ways to reduce your stress levels. Different people will find different methods work best for them, but some activities that are proven to help cope with stress are relaxation methods such as deep breathing, meditation, and exercise. Try out a few of these strategies and see how you feel! 
  • Make Time For Things You Enjoy: Another powerful way to support your emotional health is by doing things you love to do. These activities can be anything that brings you happiness and relieves stress. Some examples of these types of activities are painting, traveling, taking a bath, reading a book, and so much more. It’s about making time to take care of yourself.
  • Care For Your Physical Health: Our minds and bodies are deeply connected. If you haven’t been caring for your physical health, it’s very likely that it will impact your emotional health. Consistent exercise, healthy nutrition, and getting enough sleep can all help regulate your emotional health.  
  • Focus On The Positive: Work on shifting to an optimistic state of mind, by focusing on all the things you have to be grateful for. Notice the good things in your life and spend time cultivating those. Negative emotions and experiences are bound to occur. However, if you give them fewer thoughts and less energy than the positive things, you’ll start to notice your outlook shifting. Remember, where “focus goes, energy flows.”
  • Energy Healing For Emotional Balance: Sometimes, past experiences can become lodged in the body as energy, and can create imbalances that impact our emotional health. This can make it much more challenging to process and release emotions that are holding us back from living our happiest, healthiest lives. Energy healing with methods such Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, the Quantum Concepts and True Spirituality can allow you to painlessly and easily release the energies that are blocking you from your best life.