What are examples of emotional health?
Many people have been looking for examples of emotional health. But before one can clearly determine this concept, it should be defined first.
Emotional health is similar to the concept of well-being. Or, sometimes, it is used interchangeably with mental health.
It reflects the overall psychological functioning in which we show to the world. People who are emotionally healthy are able to deal with other people and the society in general effectively.
Emotional health is a key to success in many aspects of life including career success, health, and relationship. Psychologically healthy people are optimistic, resilient, and happy.
Experts believe that emotional health is one of the best predictors of success. As a result, several techniques were developed to boost psychological health.
If you are feeling good, free of worries and stress, you are emotionally healthy. In contrast, if you feel down and depressed, then your emotional health is at stake.
In other words, emotional health exists in a continuum. One side is positive while the other is negative. But how do know that a person is emotionally healthy?
One way of assessing an emotional health of a person is by asking different questions. The questionnaire usually contains items that reflect the different facets of emotional health.
Here are the examples of emotional health items
- Are you interested or gain pleasure from what you do?
- Do you have enough sleep or able to sleep at night?
- Do you have a sustainable amount of energy?
- Are you having trouble gaining focus and concentration?
- Do you turn down yourself or think you’re a failure?
- Are you restless?
- Are you able to relax?
- Do you have some sort of control over your stress and worries?
- Are you in control of fear?
- Do you enjoy your achievements as well as the achievements of others?
- Do you appreciate the value of social relatedness?
These are just some of the examples of emotional health. Most instruments used by mental health professionals often contain these items.
Your emotional health may depend on your response to these items. But like another objective scale on mental health, the instrument like this is not perfect.
A mental health professional can only make an approximation but not a certainty. This is because the psychometric properties of an instrument only imply probability.
Nevertheless, the scale is useful enough in assessing any type of mental state.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.