People who have good emotional health are in control of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
They’ve learnt healthy ways to deal with life’s challenges, and as a result, they’re able to recover from setbacks, maintain strong relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
However, as much as all of us would love to be emotionally healthy, things such as loss of a loved one, financial problems, sickness, retrenchment or divorce, often leave us with strong feelings of sadness, anger, jealousy, hatred or grief.
In the short-term, these negative emotions may not have any significant effect on the quality of your life other than ruining your day.
But, if they linger for a long time (weeks, months or years), they can have devastating effects on your physical health. Continue reading to find out how emotions affect our health.