(HealthDay News) -- People who are emotionally healthy handle stress well, have a positive self-image, and are able to sustain healthy relationships.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help you stay emotionally healthy:
- Establish what you are feeling, and what's causing those feelings.
- Be open with yourself and others about your emotions, instead of keeping the sources of stress and anxiety to yourself.
- Focus on the positive things in your life instead of dwelling on the negative. Deal with what's bothering you, but don't let it overwhelm you.
- Try relaxation methods, including meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises.
- Take care of your physical self with a healthy diet, regular exercise and a good sleep schedule.