7 Activities to Promote Emotional Well-being & Health

We all know what it takes to be physically fit. Eat the right foods. Exercise. The list goes on. 

Emotional health is as important as our body health.  However, emotional health and well-being is a little trickier, and it differs from person to person. 

The emotional body is as important as the physical body. However, the guidelines to emotional health are different for each person and no one teaches them in phys ed, health ed or any other class.   A big part of our mission at Nambu Botanicals is to fill this void with herbs and educational resources. 

We don’t usually associate herbs with emotional well-being. We may be more likely to associate them with memory enhancement and free radical control. How do they relate to self-confidence and emotional stability? 

Herbs can heal your emotions and karma. 

Thoughts and emotions make up the fabric of our karma. We feel pressured, happy or loved because there are karmic forces at play - some are blissful, others are not. Nambu Botanicals was started to change undesirable karma. Our phoneme infusedtm herbs change the vibrations in your subtle body, the place where your karma lives and where you can gain access to it and positively change it. .

Activities to Promote Emotional Well-Being

Express Your Emotions to Supportive People

Psychological studies show that having people to talk to during bad times greatly increases emotional health and well-being, whether or not they provide advice. Face to face or phone/voice contact are best. However, if you need to find people online for that, it’s still helpful.

Meditate Regularly

Meditation increases gray matter in the brain areas associated with positive moods. The more you meditate regularly, the more impact one meditation session will have on mood.

Mindfulness meditation, regardless of the object you focus on, builds equanimity. This ensures that emotions don’t overwhelm you as much. They take up a smaller percentage of your total experience and become less of a big deal.

Learn Something New

Universities offer both normal and non-credit courses online. There are also websites like Coursera that offer classes.

Join a Group or Club

Connecting with like-minded people has a profound effect on emotional well-being. It reduces your fight or flight responses and releases stress releasing hormones.

If you have a passion for being a comedian, join an improve theater group. If there isn’t one, join a local Toastmasters group and test your jokes on the audience.

If you’re into energy healing, find a healing circle or discussion group.

These groups may not be available in your area. If that’s the case, find an online community.

Nourish Your Brain for Happier Emotions

The right balance of nutrients is important for protecting and promoting health brain cell function and protecting the arteries supplying oxygen and nutrients to the brain.

Some foods, like blueberries, act like nootropics. Blueberries nourish your brain with extra oxygen.

Holy basil, aka Tulsi, also increases oxygen in your brain and body. It’s an adaptogen as well, so it aids your body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy way. Tulsi is taken as a tea, a supplement or as a food. Tulsi’s the main ingredient in Nambu’s Love and Grace Formula. Love and Grace is infused with sacred sounds that support the heart chakra and giving and receiving love. This all promotes emotional well-being.

One grocery store owner in Southern California recommends Tulsi when someone comes in looking for a supplement and they have had an emotional trauma. She normally recommends it “for breakups, loss of job or death of loved one”, she always recommends Tulsi.”

Another adaptogen that helps with stress is Guduchi. It has profound effects on moods and emotional response. It’s also known as the Elixir of Immortality because of its age-reversal effects.

Blockages in the throat chakra can harm the ability to express emotions. Guduchi helps you to heal issues with this chakra and speak from the heart. Nambu’s Guduchi Formula is infused with phonemes for this chakra.

Brahmi (Bacopa monniera): An Ayurvedic herb used by Indians for thousands of years to enhance stress resilience, reduce anxiety, and improve cognitive function.

The chemicals unique to Vinpocetine improve blood flow to the brain, protect it from free radicals and increase the communication between neurons.

Foods rich in Omega 3 will protect the brain and help stabilize moods. Eat a regular supply of cashews, walnuts or almonds. Fatty fish like salmon and sardines have a lot of this essential fatty acid. Flax seed oil is another good source.

One great food to use is Turmeric. It has neuroprotective properties, and it’s loaded with anti-oxidants. After you eat it, you may notice a certain glow in your mood. It may be easier to smile. Nambu’s Shreem Brzee Turmeric Formula is infused with phonemes to help you attract wealth and achieve goals.

Take Some “Me” Time

This may go hand-in-hand with the meditation suggestion above. It’s important to take some time out to rejuvenate yourself. Go for a hike by yourself or with a dog. Engage in a hobby. Write down all the things you’re thankful for, as this has been proven to boost happiness. Go see a funny movie by yourself.

Exercise

Exercise has profound effects on physical, mental and emotional health. It triggers stress reducing chemicals and stabilizes moods.

Maybe you think of exercise as drudgery. It can be fun.

If you’re in a position to bike to work once in a while, do it. Use a stopwatch and see if you can beat your previous records.

Hiking is another great way to exercise, and it can be very meditative. Other fun exercises include dancing and playing fetch or frisbee with a dog. If you don’t have a dog, ask if you can borrow one for the purpose of exercise. Some dog owners are willing to pay for that kind of service, and it promotes the emotional well-being of both you and the dog.