Emotional health has many aspects. Put simply, it is based on self-esteem, how you feel about yourself and behaviour that is appropriate and healthy.
The key to a happy and healthy life
Someone who is emotionally healthy:
- Understands and adapts to change
- Copes with stress
- Has a positive self-concept
- Has the ability to love and care for others
- Can act independently to meet his or her own needs
Everyone, including people who are emotionally healthy, can have problems. Emotionally healthy people are able to adjust to and solve problems, and in doing so, they help others as well as themselves to get satisfaction out of life.
Emotional wellbeing in relation to sexual health, as well as our life in general, can be a time for understanding, change and growth. Learning the skills needed to handle emotional problems will give you a foundation of mental and emotional health.
Our emotions are a substantial part of what makes us human. It is important to realise that we can control our emotions and direct them in ways that can help us be more sympathetic, kind, and loving. We can not always be happy. Life is a roller coaster of emotions, from happiness, joy and love to sadness, pain, and sorrow. Sometimes this is through no fault of our own.
Getting through the tough times helps us appreciate the times of love and happiness and appreciate ourselves and others.