Emotional well-being is central to our good health in today's world where mental and physical diseases are linked to our inability to cope with the stresses of modern living.
Mental diseases and diseases related to stress are shooting up in urbanised societies. In Malaysia, about 20% of the population have some form of mental illness. An average of 7 Malaysians commit suicide each day. Heart diseases, cancers and other diseases which are linked to poor emotional health are the leading killers today.
Negative emotions are linked to poor physical health. Anger raises cholesterol levels. It also raises heart attacks risks by 300%. On the other hand, optimistic people live 19% longer than pessimists.
Suicides, depression and hyper-anxiety among schoolchildren around the world have reached epidemic levels. A recent study of US undergraduates found that 45% of them showed serious signs of depression.
All of us (including children) can be taught emotional resilience, self-control (the lack of which leads to much mental illness), the habits of optimism and handling negative thoughts, and much more which are covered in this book.
This book will teach you how to handle your emotions effectively, make you aware of your feelings and appreciate what you are able to do, and make relationships work better.