It is magnificent to take time first thing in the morning to get your emotional house in order. Most often, when people talk about health, they speak of physical health. They talk about losing weight, getting into shape and eating the right foods. People rarely refer to their emotional health when they talk about getting healthy. That is a shame because emotional health is important in its own right and it often has an impact on physical health. Emotional health is commonly defined as the degree to which one feels emotionally secure and at ease in everyday life. An emotionally healthy person has a good amount of self-esteem, reacts without panic and is able to appropriately react to life’s happenings. Good emotional health is just as important as good physical health. Additionally, a person can have good emotional health even when physical health is poor.
I am an advocate for getting dressed before one gets out of bed in the morning. By this I mean that before one gets out of bed in the morning, she should spend time, thinking, planning and getting herself ready to face the world and the challenges to come that day. The morning is a good time to take stock of one’s emotional health. Before you get out of bed, take time and do some personal inventory:
- are there ongoing issues which cause you stress and aggravation
- is there a person who is making you feel ill at ease and upset in some way
- do you feel apprehensive and do not know why
- are you dreading the start of the day
If you have concerns like these or similar ones, take time and pay attention to your emotional health. Do not ignore these fears and concerns. Your emotional health is important and should be given the same serious attention you give your physical health. There are professionals who help with emotional health. If you notice your emotional health is not what is should be, seek out professional help. If your friends and family members tell you on a regular basis that you have problems in the area of emotional health, don’t treat it as a joke, check in with a professional.
People think nothing of seeking out professional help if they think they may have diabetes, high blood pressure or a sprained ankle. It will be a wonderful day when we treat our emotional health with the same seriousness and regular concern. I have a routine that works for me and helps me start off the morning well and keeps me emotionally healthier during the day:
- read the bible
- speak positive affirmations to myself
- I am a child of God
- I am Janeane Michelle James Davis and I love me
- Today will be magnificent
- I control my life
- My outcome is determined by the choices I make and the reactions I display
Photo Credit: Janeane Davis, Get Emotionally Set in the Morning
This is the routine that starts me off on good footing and helps me leave the bed with a smile. I encourage you to get your own happy, healthy morning routine. In conclusion, it is magnificent to get your emotional health in order first thing in the morning. So, the question for you this magnificent day is how do you get your emotional health in order each morning?