Health Habit

Protecting Our Emotional Health

Published:  October 22, 2015

Emotional HealthTake a moment to think about all the things you do regularly to protect your physical health. Maybe you brush your teeth twice a day, go for regular checkups or exercise during the week. Maybe this is the year you finally quit smoking or cut back on alcohol, sugar or caffeine.

But do you give the same attention to your emotional health? Emotional well-being is also important. When we're hurting emotionally or out of balance, we may feel unwell physically. Our relationships and work can also suffer.

This month's Member Pulse digest features tips on protecting our emotional health.

  • Resilience: Build skills to endure hardship After a setback, why do some people seem to bounce back while others fall apart?
    To become more resilient, consider these tips.

  • Self-esteem: 4 steps to feel better about yourself Is low self-esteem hurting your relationships, your job and your health? Even if you've had low self-esteem for most of your life, you have the power now to change how you feel about yourself.
    Start with these tips.

  • Problem-solving techniques for stress management Feeling stressed? Problem-solving is a powerful skill that can reduce your stress. Brush up on your problem-solving skills with these steps.

New to the Member Pulse – healthy recipes! Not only are these recipes good for you, but they only take 10 minutes to prepare.

Check out your Employee Assistance Program and MHN's website for all sorts of valuable tools and content just for EAP members.

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