Are you satisfied with your life? If your minds are upset and stressed and your bad emotions are affecting your everyday activities, it's time to take a deep breath and find some ways to achieve emotional well-being, to be emotional healthy.
How to achieve?
According to the study from Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you can achieve emotional well-being by developing the following four traits:
To gain resilience, you may try mindfulness meditation, a mental training practice to help focus your mind on your experiences in the present moment. Mindfulness meditation teaches you to be aware of your thoughts and emotions, center yourself and bounce back from adversity.
A positive outlook
The second trait is to be positive in others and in the way you approach life. You may try compassion meditation, which is a technique to dissolve isolation and cultivate compassion by realizing that we are not alone when suffering. By doing so, we may have a positive outlook, switching from being judgmental to being caring.
Improvement of attention level
A Harvard study found most people spend nearly half of their waking hours not paying attention to anything. If you pay attention to nothing, you are more likely to be unhappy. In order to improve your attention level, you may do practice to focus on one task or activity at a time.
Last but not least, you should be more generous of spirit. When other people do well, you should feel happy for them instead of being envious or bitter. Emotions such as envy and bitterness can hurt no one but yourself. Being generous can activate circuits in the brain and promote well-being.