Wellbeing blogs are written by the SAMU Wellbeing Assistant, Lauren Rundell.
Emotional wellbeing is the ability to practice stress-management techniques, be resilient and generate positive emotions. People with good emotional wellbeing are better able to deal with life’s challenges.
Some ways you can practice emotional wellbeing are:
- Yoga or Mediation
- Slowing down your mind and connecting with your body can relieve stress and anxiety and give you a different perspective to help address your worries.
- Journaling can include gratitude lists, following prompts, a stream of consciousness writing, art journaling or anything you want.
- Journaling can promote emotional intelligence by helping you explore your emotions and where they come from and alleviate stress.
- Online Resources like SAMU’s Peer Support
- SAMU’s Peer Support service is great for when you just need someone to listen. Volunteers provide a confidential space for you to vent about whatever you need.
- Online Therapy or MacEwan’s Wellness and Psychological Services
- If you need more than just someone to vent to, there are options available such as online therapy.
- MacEwan’s Wellness and Psychological Services also offer individual and group counselling sessions to students to help build emotional resilience skills.
- Reach Out to a Close Friend or Family Member
- Reaching out and talking to someone you trust about your troubles can provide you with emotional relief and a support system.