Day 5: Emotional Dimension
The emotional dimension distinguishes the ability to have a positive outlook while managing and expressing one’s feelings. In addition, this dimension focuses on living enthusiastically, seeking independence, and coping with stress. The path to wellness will result in recognition of feelings, maintaining positive relationships with others, being optimistic, and harvesting challenges as healthy.
Day 5: Analyze your current state of emotional wellness based on the description. Do you recognize, accept, and express your feelings freely? Do you have an optimistic versus pessimistic outlook on life and recognize challenges as being healthy? Are you living independently to the best of your abilities? Do you practice stress management techniques and identify potential stressors in your life?
Action Tips: Take a stress management assessment such as one found in the NCHPAD article “A Primer on Stress Management” and follow the tips to decrease stress. Perform some stress relieving yoga poses each day. Start writing in a journal to capture and become in-tune with your feelings from the day.
Pictured: Child's Pose