Christian Books On Emotional Health Self Care
Self-care is one of the most important things that we need to incorporate into our
everyday lifestyle yet it is often the most overlooked, especially when it comes to our
emotional health. People who are emotionally healthy are able to handle the stresses of life, manage their emotions, and feel relatively happy no matter what comes their way.
Do you often find yourself feeling stressed, blue, and unable to cope, no matter what
situation you are in? If so, this is a good indication that you need to take better care of your emotional health.
Many people want to know what the scripture has to say about emotional health. I can relate. That is why a wrote a couple of Christian books on emotional health available on Amazon.com that cover what I have learned on my journey. As I continue to learn, I will share more that you may be able to benefit from as well.
I hope that this article will be of some help as well.
Here are some ways that you can care for your emotional health:
1. Accept and Identify Your Emotions
As humans living in a busy society, we have a tendency to bottle things up. We think, I'll take care of that later or I don't have time to deal with this right now. While this may
work temporarily, the whirlwind of feelings that you have set to the side will gradually
build up until they explode out of you in a horrible display of anger or sadness.
Rather than hiding your emotions, feel them wholly and identify them as they come. If
you feel sad, allow yourself to feel sad. If you feel angry, allow yourself to feel angry.
Working through your emotions as they come is very important to maintaining your
overall emotional health.
2. Express Yourself Appropriately
Continuing from the previous point, you will need outlets where you can pour all of these feelings and energy into. For example, if you are feeling angry, a good idea to let that anger out would be too scream into a pillow or write down your anger into a journal.
The greatest thing to remember is that your chosen technique isn't harmful to you or to anyone else. These techniques will help you maneuver through your emotions and back into a feeling of peace.
3. Use Healthy Relaxation Techniques and Coping Mechanisms
You can't be expected to maintain your emotional health if you've never learned how to cope or relax when faced with negative emotions. For those of you who can relate to this, here are some healthy ideas for how you can cope with negative emotions:
This is by no means an exhaustive list and there are plenty of amazing ideas that can
be found on the internet. If you find that a certain coping mechanism doesn't work for
you, don't be afraid to use another one. We are all different and the methods that we
need to handle our emotions differ as well.
Sometimes we may feel that our emotions are far beyond our control and when this
happens, we may find ourselves faced with a mental health disorder. If you are having
trouble coping and it is getting in the way of your life or causing you to engage in
harmful behaviors, reach out to a mental health professional.
These people will provide you with the advice and coping skills necessary to get your emotional health back on track!
There are several great Christian books on emotional health available in all forms -print, electronic, and audio.
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