Emotions – our way of feeling alive.
Kate Winslet, the famous actress known for her work in the movie, ‘Titanic’ once said, “Thank God I’m in touch with my emotions enough to be able to pick up my children, kiss them all over and say ‘I love you’ over and over.“
We are living in a time when everyone is expected to ‘handle themselves’, ‘act practically’ and ‘suppress their emotions’. Showing emotions has become a sign of weakness – that’s not great. Imagine a storage box, which you keep filling with things to the point that it has no space left and starts cracking and breaking, falling apart completely one day. Only if you had left it open or took out some things to make space, it wouldn’t have fallen apart. Our mind is that storage box – release is important. And that is where emotions play an important role.
Here are seven signs of emotionally healthy people:
1. They are not afraid to cry, to laugh out loud, to have a fit of anger or to feel any emotion. They know that all of this is going to help them achieve a balanced state of mind.
2. They understand that it is natural to be emotional. They do not curse themselves for displaying any emotion, instead, they learn to embrace it.
3. They are empathetic. They will not look down on someone who is going through an emotional time. They will connect with the other person’s emotions.
4. They understand the importance of spending time alone to introspect. It is this introspection that helps them stay healthy and balanced.
5. Their life is not a mundane show of numbness. They do not want to turn into stone so others do not hurt them. They know that being hurt is a process to growth and is inevitable.
6. They do not pretend. If they are upset, they won’t be saying otherwise. They know that dealing with something cannot be done without first facing it.
7. They trust. Dealing with trust issues is difficult for them but they overcome it. They know that trusting might gain them a great relationship or teach them an even greater lesson.
Are you an emotionally healthy person? Does this article remind you of someone you know?