As a creative I know what it feels like for your mind to constantly be on go. It is close to midnight as I write this blog however, I made a commitment to myself to release a new blog every Monday and I vow to honor myself by making good on my word.
With that being said, it is also important to know when to shut everything down to give your mind and body a rest so you can return with new ideas and higher energy. We tend to give so much of ourselves to others through the work we do, but how often do we truly pause and check in to see how we are doing mentally, spiritually or even emotionally?
Today’s writing is designed to remind you that it’s okay to desire to be successful; just don’t lose yourself in the process.
What does it mean to be emotionally healthy?
- To be in control of our own thoughts, feelings & behaviors
- To be able to properly cope with life’s challenges
- To feel good about yourself and have thriving relationships w/ others
As a Business Coach, one of the things I constantly find myself reiterating to my clients and students is the importance of creating a life of harmony and learning how to rock to their own beat. It’s so easy to hide behind the work we do as a way to avoid personal issues that have been left unresolved. But the truth is, the healthier you become personally, the higher you will soar professionally.
It is possible to create a life filled with love, peace, joy, hope, and harmony that you never need a vacation from. But the key is being intentional as well as honest with yourself as it relates to what is really going on within the depths of your soul. So many people hide behind social media as they create an image of who they think they are supposed to be, rather than simply being who they are. I encourage you to commit to looking within and asking yourself, “What makes ME happy?” Feel free to journal your thoughts and allow your imagination to run wild because truth is, the only limits that exist are the ones we create.
Here are 7 characteristics of an emotionally healthy person:
- Feels good about themselves
- Do not become overwhelmed easily by emotions of fear, anger, love, jealousy, guilt, anxiety; etc.
- They enjoy lasting and satisfying personal relationships
- They can laugh AT themselves and WITH others
- They can bounce back from disappointments
- They make their own decisions
- They don’t allow life to happen to them, but they happen to life
I encourage you to take a moment and do a pulse check and ask yourself, “How am I REALLY doing?” Regardless of your findings, commit to a healthy, daily self-care routine that compliments your lifestyle.