Emotional Wellness is more than just handling stress. It also involves having a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong sense of who you are as a person, and the ability to be recognize and share a wide range of feelings with others in a constructive way. It is important to understand that our bodies and minds are interconnected. Stress can take a toll on physical health as well as having negative emotional effects. Emotionally well individuals can cope with life stressors effectively.
What are some signs of emotional wellness?
- Be aware of and accept our feelings, rather than deny them
- Have an optimistic approach to live
- Express emotions appropriately
- Being able to adjust to change
- Coping with stress in a healthy way
- Saying “no” when you need to without feeling guilty
- You feel content most of the time
- Enjoy life despite its occasional disappointments and frustrations
- Being able to relax
- Feeling good about who you are
Emotional wellness includes personal and work-related stressors.
Stress, Depression, Anger, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Conflict with significant other/Divorce, Parenting/Emotional Health of Child, Child with developmental delay/Chronic Illness, Elder Care, Drugs/Alcohol
Professional Burnout, No sense of personal accomplishment, Work/Life Balance, Problems with supervisor, Problems with Supervisee
ON CAMPUS RESOURCES
- Stress in America–annual report by APA
- Animated Video on Stress
- Avoiding Burnout
- Mindfulness Course
- Physician Wellness: A Missing Quality Indicator
- Resident Burnout
- Resident Physician Wellness
- Burnout Among Faculty PhysiciansEncouraging Medical Students to Explore Career Tracks Within Medicine May Help Them Avoid Burnout
- Career Fit and Burnout Among Academic Faculty
- 15 Steps to Mindfulness and a Better Work Day
- What Meditation Can do for your Mind Body and Spirit
- 17 Ways to Relax and Reduce Stress at Home
- Stress in Teens
- Emotional Health=Mental Health
- Stress in the Workplace
- How is Stress Affecting Your Health and Wellness
- Boost Your Emotional Health
- Emotional Wellness
- 10 Stress Reduction Tips
- The Road to Resilience
- Understanding Depression and Effective Treatment
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