Some people are opposed to this, but the emotional and mental aspects of a person can result in better self-improvement.

Emotions love to dominate our actions and reactions, even though we do not want it to happen sometimes. The society often see emotions as a sign of weakness, so people are used to putting them aside and focusing on the rational aspects more and more.

No matter how strict and logical you may be, you will always feel. One way or another, someone or something will get through you.

Positive emotions are a lifelong goal for many of us concerned about 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 joy?

People tend to put their positive emotions behind their negative feelings. This is one of the biggest problems that people come across during their lives.

That sounds difficult. It seems like there's no way to completely ignore a bad experience and try something new?

For example, when you were a child, if your goldfish dies, you would be heartbroken. Your parents will probably buy you another goldfish, but the sorrow is still there.

Things get even more complex when you become an adult. A fight with your spouse the night before will affect your entire day. You will go to work angry, tired, and your mind will wander. On the way home from work you will not notice the sun shining and you would not be tempted to stop at a roadside stand to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables.

All this because that one negative thought has contaminated the way you perceive the reality around you.

In this moment you will realize finding a safe 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 would not go away. Go bowling. Do not know how? Just give it a shot.

Get caught up in the game. Your mind will drift away from the negative thoughts that dominated your last hours or days and 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 allowed yourself to get completely involved with this new activity.

You might still get flashes of the problem every now and then. Ignore it and get even more absorbed in what you are doing.

When a bowling game, a song, or a movie ends you'll be back to reality. You might want to retreat back to the safe place—don't do it.

It can be difficult to cope with the adversities in life. However, the Safe Place exists only to offer you a helping hand, rather than an answer to your problems. It's still important for you to try and find an answer yourself too though.

This retreat will help boost your energy, confidence and self-esteem. Not only will it help you feel better about yourself, but you'll also learn the skills that will lead to positive change in any situation.

This is how a small escape from a harsh reality can increase your emotional and mental health. Try to do this often and you are on your way to better self-improvement.