|You, Your Life, Your Dreams: A Book for Adolescents (FCI, 2000, 213 p.)|
|CHAPTER 6: TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEART AND HEAD|
This chapter is about your emotional health. Emotional health is a package of many things: loving yourself, feeling confident about your abilities, coping with worry, stress and sadness, and getting along with other people. Being emotionally healthy means feeling good about yourself. It also means having the inner strength to cope with lifes ups and downs.
Doctors do not know why one person is emotionally healthy while another person is not. It is probably a mixture of your in-born personality and the way you were treated as a little child. Being emotionally healthy is also affected by your own attitude - are you willing to work on being emotionally healthy?
Everyone can work on being emotionally healthy. This means working on your self-esteem and self-confidence. It also means developing skills for coping with worries, stress and sadness. It also means working on your relationships with other people.