Not all people believe this but the mental and emotional aspects of a person, when combined, can lead to better self improvement. Emotions can dominate our actions and reactions, even though we don't want it to happen at times. Society often see emotions as a sign of weakness, so people are used to hiding them and focusing on the rational aspects of life more.

It doesn't matter how strict and logical you might be, you will always feel in one way or another that someone or something will get to you. Positive emotions are a lifelong goal for many of us concerned about our emotional health and self improvement. What is more important, the amount of money you made during your life or the times you laughed out of sheer happiness?

Most people tend to put their positive emotions behind their negative feelings. This is among one of the biggest problems that people have during their lives. There isn't a clear way to ignore a negative experience and try to replace it with a positive one. Life just does not work that way.

For example, when you were a child, if your pet died, you would be heartbroken. Your parents would probably buy you another pet but the sorrow will still there.
Things get even more complex once you become an adult. A fight with your spouse the night before can affect your entire day. You may go to work angry, tired, and your mind will wander.

All of this because one negative thought has contaminated the way you perceive the reality around you. In this moment you will realize that finding a nice place to relax your mind will do wonders for your emotional and mental improvement. That place is relatively easy to find. It can be an actual place or an imaginary location. The best idea is to totally lose yourself in it.

Let us say you have a problem on your mind and it just won't go away. Go bowling. Just give it a shot. Get caught up in the game. Your mind will drift away from the negative thoughts that dominated your last few hours or days and your mind will start processing a whole new kind of information. A safe haven can take many forms. It can be a song, a movie, even a person or animal. The main thing is allow yourself to get completely involved in this new activity.

You may still get flashes of the problem every now and then. Just ignore it and get more absorbed in what you are doing. When the bowling game, the song, or the movie ends you will abruptly return to reality. You will probably want to retreat back to the safe place. Do not do it. The safe place exists only as a helping hand, not as a solution to your life's problems, may it be a small or big. It serves only as an escape route.

You will return from your safe zone with an increased energy level. You will feel better about yourself and gain more confidence. You will see that any issue no matter how bad can be resolved. This is how a small escape from a harsh reality can help to increase your emotional and mental health. Try to do this often and you will be on your way to better self improved you.

Author's Bio: 

I'm Jim Moore of Reprogramming the Mind for Success.

Reprogramming the Mind for Success was written by Dean Whittingham after his parents won the lottery only to become bankrupt 4 years later and part of the 95% of lottery winners who end up with the same fate. The event caused Dean to research the reasons why such a dismal failure rate exists and discovered the real science behind the attraction to failure.

Armed with this knowledge he was able to use this science to change things around and create success instead! He has now created a book and program that not only teaches this science, but also how to Reprogram the Mind for Success. He has helped many, not only in finance, but in health, relationships and many other areas of life. You can read some of the powerful testimonials here