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May 12, 2022

How To Protect Your Emotional Wellbeing

Adapted by WGU from WellConnect

Maintaining your emotional wellbeing can feel like a balancing act at times. The uncertainty in the world over the past few years has affected people on many levels, including financial stability, family relationships, and mental health.

Here are some tips for protecting your emotional wellbeing:

Remember your purpose

Define what your purpose is and remind yourself of it each day. 

Re-examine your direction in life

If you’re unhappy with the work you’re doing or the direction your life is headed, you could start considering other options. Brainstorm what changes you could make to improve your personal satisfaction and emotional wellbeing. 

Protect Your Wellbeing

Maintain boundaries in relationships

It’s important to maintain boundaries with others. This includes family members, friends, coworkers and anyone else you interact with. Boundaries can help strengthen relationships, as well as protect your sense of self and emotional state. 

Make self-care a priority

Consider what is important to you and make time for that, such as doing a yoga class, going for a walk or reading a book for leisure. You might feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, but most of us can carve out 10 or 20 minutes. Also, don’t forget the importance of a good night’s sleep.

Limit your media use

Try spending less time scrolling on social media or the internet in general and instead, focus on actions you can take to better your own life. We all have limited time and mental bandwidth. Let’s try our best to spend it with people we love and on things where we can affect the outcome.

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