Showing posts with label emotionalwellness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label emotionalwellness. Show all posts

Monday, October 16, 2023

Emotional Wellness for Working Moms/moms of specially abled/SAHM

Emotional wellness, also known as emotional well-being or mental health, is the capacity of an individual to comprehend, express, and control their emotions in a positive and constructive manner. It entails being emotionally stable and positive, which is essential for overall well-being.


In my previous health blog hop, Wellness for SAHM, organized by Rakhi Jayashankar, I went into a deep discussion about how important wellness is to our lives. Despite the fact that I covered topics like "Physical wellness," "Mental and emotional wellness," "Social wellness," and "Occupational wellness," among others. Also discussed were all the difficulties of keeping up with those levels of wellness and how to get beyond them. I also shared a daily wellness checklist to stay productive and a few lists of affirmations to maintain overall well-being.


As we all know, SAHMs, working mothers, and mothers of children with disabilities deal with a lot of emotion every day. Either they are occupied with feeling undesirable about something, they are unable to devote a lot of time to their family and children, or they are wasting their time. But it's time to answer the questions about why, while caring for our family members, we mothers struggle to control our emotions.

Here are 7 ways can you manage your Emotional Wellness effectively:-


1.   1. Self-awareness

 It means being sensitive to the underlying reasons and triggers of those emotions as well as recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding your emotions as they occur. One should read books and spend a lot of time with himself/herself to create self-awareness. Being a Mom, You can’t express out your anger to your kids, and regret it later. Kids learn from what they observe, especially from their mothers. You need to sit down with yourself and find out how things are going to work out and how can you keep yourself calm.


  1. 2.   Emotional Management

It is the capacity to successfully manage and control your emotions. This entails managing stress, worry, anger, and other emotions in a positive way instead of letting them dominate you.

These strategies can include deep Breathing, Mindfulness, Positive Reframing, and Problem-Solving etc. It involves making conscious choices about how you respond to emotions, particularly in interpersonal relationships. For instance, you might choose to communicate your feelings calmly and assertively, rather than reacting impulsively or aggressively.


  1. 3.   Emotional resilience

Simply referred to as resilience, is a crucial aspect of emotional wellness. It is the capacity to adjust to new circumstances, recover from setbacks, and uphold one's mental and emotional well-being in the face of difficulty. Resilience is an asset that can enable people to handle the ups and downs of life with greater strength and calmness. With a positive outlook, people can view difficulties as chances for development and learning rather than as impossible challenges. It inspires optimism and hope.


  1. 4.   Cultivate Compassion

It speaks of the capacity to relate to, understand, and share the experiences and emotions of others. By allowing you to listen more intently and respond more sensitively, compassion improves communication. When you are compassionate, you are more likely to ask open-ended questions, affirm the other person's feelings, and give them a safe space to express themselves.


  1. 5.   Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is a powerful and simple way to improve your emotional well-being and overall quality of life. It involves recognizing and appreciating the positive aspects of your life, even in the face of challenges. Don't keep your feelings of gratitude to yourself. Let others know when you appreciate something they've done for you. A simple "thank you" can go a long way. I appreciate you, Dr. Priyadarshini Maam, Thank you, Ma'am, for showing me "the Art of Gratitude". Once I began to practice gratitude and recognize how fortunate I am, I noticed a lot of change in myself.


  1. 6.   Mindfulness

Practice mindfulness by focusing on the present moment and recognizing the positive aspects of your surroundings. This can include the taste of your food, the feel of the warm sun, the sound of laughter or even playing with your little one and whatnot? You need to remind yourself to be mindful and present in the moment.


I am grateful to Gaurvi Mam for introducing me to the Art of Journaling, which only allows for the expression of emotions. And I want to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Riya, for teaching me how to create art journals, which has helped me to become more mindful.


  1. 7.   Seeking Help Whenever required

Recognizing when you require professional assistance, such as therapy or counseling, and seeking it out to address emotional difficulties or mental health issues. It is crucial to emotional health and personal development. It means being aware of when you are experiencing difficulties or emotional distress that you are unable to handle on your own and taking the required actions to ask for support, direction, or professional aid from others.


In conclusion, asking for support when needed is a form of self-care. It's a way to put yourself first and make sure you have the resources and support you need to live a happy and emotionally healthy life.


Undoubtedly, it is appropriate to say that a woman is important for maintaining the mental well-being of her family. You will be able to help create a healthy environment at home if you are emotionally stable. This enhances the bond between a mother and her kids, spouse, and in-laws.


‘This post is a part of Truly Your Holistic Emotions Blog Hop by Rakhi Jayashankar and Roma Gupta Sinha’


I’ve also learned to prioritize my emotional wellness, and not feel bad about it. What about you? How are you taking care of your emotional health?



You can check out my AMAZON STOREFRONT link and Facebook and Instagram page.