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9 ways to regain your mental and emotional health.

When you are feeling emotionally drained, there are some surefire ways to bring yourself back to feeling one hundred percent. Life can be exhausting at times, but when we are emotionally self-sufficient, we can meet our emotional needs and cope with the ups and downs of the day-to-day. That does not mean we never need […]

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When you are feeling emotionally drained, there are some surefire ways to bring yourself back to feeling one hundred percent.

Life can be exhausting at times, but when we are emotionally self-sufficient, we can meet our emotional needs and cope with the ups and downs of the day-to-day. That does not mean we never need help. Rather, being emotionally self-reliant is knowing when we can deal with emotional pressures on our own, and when we need to ask others for help and support.

By learning to feel and respond to emotions in a healthy way, we become better equipped and better able to serve in the kingdom of God. Some of the following ideas may be helpful as you work to become emotionally self-reliant.

Do the basics:

prayer, scripture study, church attendance, and service. Focus on gratitude.

Take care of yourself physically.

Make sure you eat well, get enough sleep, your home should be tension free all the home need appliances and things well managed like kitchen needs, floor, best washing machine etc. Are the basic needs which make you relax? These all things impact on our physical health influences our mental and emotional health.

Write a journal.

Part of being emotionally self-reliant is being in harmony with your emotions. Journaling is a good way to process feelings.

Talk honestly about your emotions with your friends and family.

Talking about your feelings with another person is a healthy outlet that can help you balance your mental and emotional health.

Evaluate the balance of your life.

Look at the time and energy you dedicate to family, yourself, service, work, and recreation. When one of those aspects robs others of time or energy, you start to lose sleep, energy, and concentration. This means it is time to hit the “start over” button and regain your balance.

Visualize success.

Worrying can be a way to practice failure mentally. Instead of constantly reviewing what can go wrong or worrying about the “what ifs…”, mentally practice positive results and make plans to achieve them. If things do not go your way, try to see yourself learning from the setback and moving on.

Focus on the things you do well and avoid comparing yourself to other people.

People who have excessively high expectations tend to focus too much on their weaknesses and failures. That way, instead of getting better, they might feel worthless. Make a list of your values, talents, experiences, and gifts, and plan how you can use those strengths creatively this week.

Put aside the things you cannot control.

The past, the agency of others, the weather, your limitations, or the character of other people are beyond your control. Focus on things you can do something about, like your behavior, your part in a relationship, your current decisions, and your attitude.

Do not feed your anger.

People are more likely to get angry when they decide to view others as

(1) threatening, (2) unfair, or (3) disrespectful. Instead, try to find a more charitable explanation for his behavior. For example, the person may be tired, uninformed, insecure, or think they are being helpful. Make the decision not to feed your anger.

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