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Is Emotional Fitness Just Another 21st-Century Fad I Need to Ignore?


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Emotional Fitness  3 Essential Habits

What does emotional fitness even mean?

Life is full of ups and downs which test your patience at every step; hence your mind requires upkeep as much as your body!

Emotional and mental health fitness is building resilience over time. It is an intuitive, spiritual and intellectual journey. An emotionally fit individual can navigate through his/her life with a clear view and inner strength.

The best thing about emotional health you ask? You don’t need to sweat it out in the gym! Get these three habits right and you can become the fittest, emotionally!

1. Indulge in Emotional Fitness Exercises

Your mind is a muscle that needs to be stretched too! Take your mind on the run by solving mind-bending puzzles. Your brain loves to take on those Sudoku and Crossword challenges, head on!

Your mind is a muscle that needs to be stretched too! Take your mind on the run by solving mind-bending puzzles. Your brain loves to take on those Sudoku and Crossword challenges, head on!

Your emotional health shouldn’t be getting hampered due to your busy schedules. Try to take care of your emotional fitness at work by doing these exercises in your break time. Mental health exercises leave you feeling re-energized, giving your brain the kickstart it needs during the day.

2. Practise Positivity

Our thoughts have the power to dictate how and what we feel. Imagine sitting in the office working on a really important project when you are suddenly reminded of a recent fight you had with a colleague. See them again and your day is filled with anger and irritation. Taking control of negative thoughts is the second best habit to develop for your emotional fitness.

Having a positive outlook towards things in all aspects of life is how you should go about it. Watch, read and participate in activities that make you feel more happy and confident. What you say about yourself to yourself also says a lot about your current mindset. Valuing oneself allows you more control over any situation and strengthens your self-esteem.

Give yourself a pat on the back already!

3. Work with Mindfulness

Being mindful about your choices in life can be the most important habit you incorporate. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully aware of your actions and your environment.  Choosing what you pay attention to by making it stronger and having a disciplined focus is how you get there.

To start out, mindfulness meditation can help steer your everyday life. Take at least 15 minutes out of your day to sit in your company. Start with your breath and hold your attention on one thing. Feel your breath; go in and come out of your body. By choosing to focus only on your breath, you are training your mind to control your attention like a muscle. Be present at the moment. It gives you a fresher, clearer and better perspective of the world as if seeing it with eyes wide open for the first time!

Taking control of your emotional fitness can give you the ‘mental edge’ to stand tall in times of adversity. Go ahead and become your strongest self today!