Emotional Wellness is having the ability to feel and deal constructively with feelings. The emotional dimension recognizes awareness and acceptance of one's feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about one's self and life. It includes the capacity to manage one's feelings and related behaviors including the realistic assessment of one's limitations, development of autonomy, and ability to cope effectively with stress. The well person maintains satisfying relationships with others. Awareness of, and accepting a wide range of feelings in yourself and others is essential to wellness.
- Sharing appropriate feelings with others
- Telling others how much their friendships or companionship is appreciated
- Be aware and accept our feelings rather than to deny them
- Be optimistic in our approach to life rather than pessimistic
*from Six Dimensions of Wellness Model, 1976, National Wellness Institute, Inc.