This involves the ability and skills to express feelings, enjoy life, adjust to emotional challenges, cope with stress, and recover from traumatic life experiences.
Journaling is a method of recording your thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a notebook or other medium. The manual, Journaling – A Wellness Tool, can be used to learn what wellness journaling involves, and how recording your thoughts in this way can improve your personal wellness.
More resources for emotional wellness
Explore your emotion and find the right name for your feeling with The Feeling Wheel
Keep track of how you feel with this Daily Mood Chart
Learn more about your emotions by using a Mood Diary
Taking Control of My Life
Remember the difference between Things I Can and Can’t Control
Use this worksheet to list what you can and can’t control
Feeling Good About Myself
Reflect on recent activities and events using the Self Esteem Journal Worksheet
Take steps to reduce negative self-talk by Identifying, Challenging, and Changing
Coping with Stress
Use this checklist to identify ways you can Reduce Stress
Use this checklist to identify ways you can Cope With Loss
This two-page list of tips can help you Take Care of Yourself Under Stress
Review these Tips to Relieve Stress
Action for Emotional Wellness
Use this checklist to identify ways you can Brighten Your Outlook
Resources for Wellness in Eight Dimensions
Learn the Eight Dimensions of Wellness (poster) | SAMHSA
Eight Dimensions of Wellness Daily Plan | UIC Solutions Suite for Health and Recovery
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