Part of our emotional and mental health depends on how we react to situations. Keeping positive in when negative things are going on around us is important, and sometimes not so easy. It’s especially important to help children find the positive in the midst of negative. My friend, Robin Kanstul’s latest blog talks about that. Since she shares the same love of cats that we do, her blogs center around her cats. Read about “A Most ‘Pawsitive’ Opportunity, and look for her books.http://robinkanstul.bookblogworld.com/
Our perception of ourselves and situations and things around us have a profound effect on our feelings and mental state of mind. If we think too much of ourselves, we may not be willing to help others in certain situations because we feel its beneath us, or it’s not our job. There is a saying I’ve had on my refrigerator for years. It is, ” If you’re too big for small jobs, you’re too small for big jobs.” Every job is important.
Laughter and a light heart are healthy — good for us. Laughter is a powerful and positive emotion, and a universal language. This is not necessarily ‘funny’ laughter, but the ability to see humor in our situation – and that doesn’t mean making light of it, but rather seeing the ‘whole’ picture. That means a boost to the immune system. There are different forms of ‘laughter therapy’ meant to approach different situations and problems and there are some which deal in issues as diverse as sexual abuse, emotional distress, anger, trauma, boredom and even cancer.
Touch and Body Language
The value of touch and body language in communication and business is well-documented. It can relay powerful messages and is essential for interpersonal communication. Use it wisely for mental and emotional health.
Below are some resources.
Nutrition Based Therapy
Vitamins and minerals play a huge part in our mental and emotional health. If there is an imbalance, it can cause many symptoms. When you look for supporting supplements, choose those that contain herbs, plants and vitamins, such as St. John’s Wort, Vitamin B-12, Folic acid, etc. They are easier on your system in the long run than harsh chemicals.
HOW WE LOOK AFFECTS HOW WE FEEL ABOUT OURSELVES
When we take the time to look clean, well dressed, and well groomed, we feel better about ourselves. This includes making sure our clothes are in good taste, well arranged, neat, clean, pressed and fit. Wearing clothes that are too tight or too loose can draw undue attention to ourselves which can lead to self-consiousness and low self-esteem.
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