Ways Mental Stability Can Affect Your Happiness

Stabilizing your mental health can mean a variety of different things for every individual you may encounter, but what everyone can agree upon is that the ultimate goal of stabilizing your mental health is to manifest a better, more fulfilling, and overall-healthier quality of life… And who doesn’t want that?!

Stabilizing your mental health can also, unfortunately, be difficult if circumstances such as genetics, brain chemicals, or unfortunate and difficult events are present in an individual’s brain or life.

Whether societies want to face it or not, the overall happiness and sense of well-being of the average person is incredibly more dependent on their emotional health and mental stability than on any other factor- even money or material possession! So of course, one would eventually come to the conclusion that that stabilizing your mental health should come before anything else and that it has a direct correlation with someone’s daily sense of happiness. For, without a sound mind, you really won’t be able to participate in life to your fullest capability.

Generally, people who are considered mentally stable and emotionally healthy have a number of positive traits in common.

Signs that someone is mentally and emotionally stable:

  • A sense of being in control of their personal thoughts and actions

  • A sense of (general) well-being

  • Friends and family are generally confident in the individual’s ability to care for themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually

  • They are able to stay consistent and present in their work, family, and social lives


Each mental illness that can cause someone to be mentally unstable has its own distinct and specific symptoms. However, some signs that someone is not mentally stable include:

  • Emotionally turbulent days filled with perhaps tumultuous ups and downs

  • Reliance on addictive substances

  • Exhibitions of addiction or eating-disordered behaviors

  • Excessive worrying

  • Problems concentrating