EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

Symptoms of Emotional Wellbeing

by Eve Haslam, 6.29.14

“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” Napoleon Hill

In our crazy/busy world, the health of our emotions is easily overlooked. We think of it as a natural by-product of success. If we can just push ourselves hard enough, we’ll end up happy.

However, the exact opposite is true. If we push ourselves too hard, we’ll end up unhappy. What we commonly call happiness (but is really emotional fitness), doesn’t just happen. It has to be cultivated, fostered. And like labor pains, the trials for balance can come in unbearable waves.

When you’re in business, it’s imperative to improve your emotional fitness — so that you can be more effective professionally, and more fulfilled personally. When you are emotionally fit you:

  • Feel calm and prepared to meet challenges.
  • Don’t take things personally.
  • Are pro-active, solution-oriented and forgiving.
  • Enforce healthy boundaries and limitations.
  • Are “present” and able to hear what other people need without feeling threatened.
  • Are able to express your own needs clearly without guilt.
  • Experience joy and pleasure on a regular basis.

Emotional fitness is a way of being in the world that promotes kindness, presence, and self-love. It means that you are familiar with all your emotions and don’t fear or avoid any of them. You respond well to success and to failure. As Brian Tracy said, “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.”



Guest blogger, author, performer, and results-oriented business strategist, Eve Haslam speaks and teaches clients around the globe through Giving Voice Network, Inc.

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