CDM BLOG

Cindy Dennis

Executive Director

Are you living a "H.E.A.L.T.H.Y" Life?



Strategies to H-E-A-L-T-H-Y Living


This month I have focused my studies on what is living an emotionally healthy life look like and in the process I have discovered some strategies to healthy living that I will share in a moment.



There is great value in being emotionally healthy. When you are emotionally healthy you are better
equipped to control your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You are able to cope with life’s challenges.


You are able to keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. You can feel good

about yourself and are able to enjoy healthy relationships.



If we physically over-tax our bodies by working outside on a hot and humid day we know the value of drinking lots of water to avoid heat stroke.



Your emotional health needs attention just as your physical well-being does. Our focus today is to
look at strategies to living an emotionally healthy life so you can avoid an “emotional” stroke.




H – HOPE

Having hope allows you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It helps you to not give up when you experience setbacks and challenges along the way.



When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your

dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.—Proverbs 13:12TPT


E – EXERCISE

Self-care is vital in being emotionally healthy. You pay close attention to when you need to refuel your bodies and minds. You are aware of your limits, and getting back in balance.


Daily exercise reduces stress and helps you to feel happier. It also helps you lose weight and live

longer. Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future.—1 Timothy 4:8 GNT



A - ATTITUDE

You will rarely see an emotionally healthy person complaining about their life. Instead, you’ll see

someone who can accept the current hand they’ve been dealt with positivity. They are problem

solvers. They create opportunities to grow and do so willingly.


Choosing to be cheerful by looking on the bright side will bring you more and more joy and fullness. It increases y