Most Americans visit their doctor every year to have a physical health check-up, but it’s also important to evaluate your mental health on a regular basis. An emotional health check-up is an important life tool in which you analyze your mental health and make improvements.
Frequent overall health check-ups are important for your quality of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average American makes four doctor visits every year. So, it’s important to consider conducting frequent emotional health check-ups throughout the year as well. Listed below are Mindful tips to help you conduct your check-up.
6 Emotional Health Check-Up
Start on the Right Foot
Begin your check-up by mindfully reflecting on your daily schedule, your mood, and your spiritual or religious health. Write down your findings and use it as motivation for accomplishing your goals. You can also make changes, if needed, in order to move forward and improve your mental health.
Evaluate Your Relationships
Sit down and reflect on how arguments, challenges, or other aspects of your romantic relationship have impacted your emotional health. To strengthen your romantic relationship, consider conducting a relationship checkup with your partner. Also, reflect on key moments in your friendship, both good and bad. If a friendship you have is toxic, find possible solutions.
Consider Your Finances
Financial worries and fears can weigh heavily on your mind, affecting your emotional health. So, for your mental health, review your saving and spending habits in order to make better-informed decisions in the future. Also, review your investments, retirement plans, credit score, and debt status. The more you know and understand the less you’ll worry about your finances.
Assess Your Career
Work stress can wreck your emotional health. So, it’s important to reflect on the good and challenging aspects of your job. Start by reviewing positive things like the goals you’ve accomplished or the bonds you’ve formed with coworkers. Also, reflect on the things that have caused you stress like long commutes, office politics, or unreasonable bosses. Come up with plans to reduce your work stress or start finding a new job.
Monitor Your Physical Health
A physical check-up is important for emotional health. Consider getting plenty of sleep and exercise. It’s also important to have a balanced diet and to avoid excessive amounts of alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine. By staying physically healthy you can prevent insomnia and feelings of helplessness, which can impact your mental health.
Evaluate Your Self-confidence
A high self-esteem is important for everyone’s mental health. When you’re confident you don’t have to worry so much. Try to avoid having negative thoughts as it can weigh on your mind and lead to stress, anxiety, and poor mental health.