What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘health’? Physical health, right? Yes, We often ignore that mental health is also a part of our health and sometimes more important than physical health.
The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our emotional lives, let alone our physical lives, and It is essential to understand that physical and emotional health are interlinked.
Moreover, mental health refers to an individual’s cognitive and emotional well-being. And It helps you realize your capabilities and your stress-handling ability, among other things. Any problem in your emotional health affects your mood, thinking, etc. As a result, it affects your life.
Factors Contributing to the Emotional Health
- Biological factors
- Life experiences, including childhood ones
- Family history
Some years ago, mental health was a neglected subject, now being promoted through seminars, workshops, and books. Simultaneously, Various Bollywood films have depicted how important mental health is, for instance, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Dear Zindagi.
Understanding the link between the body and the mind is extremely important. In the meantime, you must realize that both are sides of the same coin. On the other hand, health awareness is everywhere, but 90% relate to the body.
Mental Health Symptoms
- Sudden mood swings
- Depressed feeling
- Low energy levels
- Negative thinking
- Withdrawal from social life
- Excessive anxiety or fear
- Unexplained aches
- Disrupted eating or sleeping habits
Why Is Emotional Health Important?
Suppose someone faces any of the above symptoms. Therefore, they may struggle to keep up with good mental health, resulting in below disease.
- ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Bipolar Depression
As a result, the above diseases can result in disruptions in mental health and chronic physical conditions like:
- Increased inflammation
- Abnormal stress hormones
- Metabolic changes
- Heart rate changes
How Can You Improve Your Emotional Health?
- Self-care is the key. Also, have a perfect sleep schedule and take out time for social activities.
- Limit your screen time.
- Find more time for yourself.
- Exercise regularly
- Seek the help of a doctor if you feel the need.