October is Emotional Wellness Month, and as we are still coping with the lingering effects of the Pandemic and a newfound focus on the impact of social media on our overall positive mental health, the Key Assets Kentucky team decided to dig into this issue a little more in the latest blog.
Emotional wellness refers to our ability to process feelings in a healthy, positive way and manage the stress of everyday life. Ideally, when we are emotionally healthy, we balance healthy choices; have good relationships with friends, colleagues, family members, and significant others; and achieve goals we’ve set for ourselves.
Sometimes emotional wellness can be hard to achieve or maintain. Long-term stressors, such as Pandemic fatigue, job change, moving, divorce, or loss of a loved one, can test our bodies’ ability to manage stress effectively. Fatigue, loss of motivation, lapses in concentration, and difficulty completing tasks can all result from stress. This can affect your mood, your work, and even your emotional connections to friends and family.
In addition, excessive usage of social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tik-Tok, and Snap Chat can positively and negatively contribute to our emotional wellness. On the one hand, there is joy, laughter, and connectivity in observing our family and friends and their daily activities. Community building, community support, and creativity are positive results of social media, and certain social channels have even helped provide common connections between people who feel marginalized. However, there are some negative consequences of social media, including cyberbullying, body shaming, comparison culture, and the reduction of face-to-face contact, which can be much more rewarding long term.
If stress and social media are affecting your emotional wellness, you can take steps to feel better.
At Key Assets Kentucky, our compassionate, professional, and experienced team is ready and eager to help. Are you feeling depressed, disconnected, or hopeless? Don’t delay; contact us at Key Assets Kentucky now. We’re here during Emotional Wellness Month and every month to help!