29 Sep CEO of your health part 4
We are in our final week on the topic of personal health responsibility, ie. accepting ownership of your health and wellness. Our hope is that dedicating time to reflect and evaluate your level of engagement in your health and wellness has been beneficial.
Last week, we asked you to pause and honestly evaluate your personal health responsibility specific to rest and recovery. What did you think about your answers to the questions?
To restate the vital role of rest and recovery, here is what UC Health shares, “But rest and recovery is an equally essential component of an exercise program because it gives the body time to repair, rebuild, and strengthen itself between workouts.” Read the full article here.
So as we commit to taking responsibility for when and how we care for our bodies, let’s focus on taking ownership of our own health and wellness by highlighting one final aspect of wellness.
Today, let’s talk about emotional health. Before we dive into the questions, here is the definition of emotional wellness:
Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times.
- Do you recognize and pay attention to your emotions?
- Do you have healthy coping strategies to process your emotions?
- Who is in your life that you can openly and honestly share your thoughts, feelings, and dreams with?
- What kind of habits do you live out that benefit your emotional health?
Check out this great article about emotional wellness with an emotional toolkit included:
By Victoria Emmitt RD