Principles and Norms of Peace and Tranquillity ? Cognitive and Emotional Health

Dr. Baljit Singh

Cognition (intellect) refers to the ability to understand things, reason about things, need about things, think about things, pay attention to things, judgement, memory, perception, problem-solving, etc.

Emotional well-being is how we think and feel and affects our daily activities. Doing the right thing is cognitive health, and feeling good is emotional health.

Mental processes (cognition) are affected by many factors that also affect our emotional health and well-being and thus the activities we perform.

The death of a family member can hinder rational thinking and affect the body and mind emotionally, delaying daily needs and work.

Getting and giving reminders, including teaching and self-analysis, as well as the practise of effective law enforcement and law and order, are ways to achieve cognitive and emotional health and well-being.

Likewise, among friends, neighbours, compatriots, and foreign counterparts, we learn about and adapt to many things that are beneficial to our brain activity.

Knowledge, experience, and examples, old and new, can help us revisit many things we have forgotten, or allow us to understand and adapt to new things, thereby achieving cognitive and emotional health and well-being.

Having better sleep improves our emotional health, and when the brain is awake and not tired, it also helps to escape any adversity as we can come up with solutions to problems.

Lack of sleep is also one of the reasons why accidents occur due to lack of concentration. Furthermore, without adequate rest, a person can become restless and would rather kill time than consider the importance of life goals.

Exercise, healthy nutrition, social cohesion and social capital are important aspects of cognitive and emotional health.

In a state of anger and despair, things are likely to get worse and more difficult to repair. Consuming the undesirables affect both physical and mental health.

For example, after drinking alcohol, the brain is unable to make appropriate decisions because it becomes drowsy like it does after taking certain medications.

Attention to both the general and the specific is important for both the individual and collective well-being of society.

A simple driving example can help us understand how cognitive and emotional health are related to each other. For example, talk while driving, as talking can lead you into traps of emotion, anger, or sadness.

Thus, we need to tune our brains so that we don’t get distracted while performing tasks. Multitasking is an important feature for employees these days, so we’ve set up reminders to remind you of what you need to do later.

Jealousy or favouritism can prevent us from making good decisions and can harm our own health through guilt and repentance. If the mind is focused on playing pranks to demean others, the mind will become accustomed to such things when the mind likes them.

In the modern world situation, also in the past, social and religious rituals and phenomena have taken toll on human life, both cognitive and emotional wellbeing that has restricted people to peace and progress, although economically, we might be considered as giant.

Social, economic, and health equity still need more attention, as low income, unemployment, and low social status can affect cognitive and emotional health, leading to demonstrations, violence and crime. All of these are obstacles to human development and growth.

Look at the similarities between the past and present in terms of social, economic and religious ideologies, including the conditions of daily life. Are we doing something similar? 

Owing to immigration and globalisation, we have also taken our strong cultures abroad resulting in additional social and religious chaos resulting in murders, fights and other crimes such as domestic violence, dowry and other abuse such as hooliganism, eve teasing, group fights and so on as we come across in home countries. It even restricts families from going to religious places to avoid anything inappropriate. The current phenomenon of reverse migration in many developed countries is the result of social chaos in developed countries. In this way, developed countries will rank lower in the global peace index due to internal social and political unrest.

Especially with the recent religious chaos that has occurred in many countries, it is important to take a stand to educate people about the observance of religious beliefs. For example, religious slogans may also be threatening in developed countries, and neighbouring countries may complain.

Others responding to your religious slogans with theirs can lead to social and religious conflicts that can damage the entire environment. When there’s a lot of social unrest, not to do things where people have the opportunity to accuse people or communities. In groups, we become emotional and lose rational behaviour.

The brain is also involved in provoking militancy, war, genocide and riots for economic, social and religious reasons, leading to social, religious and economic isolation and separatist demands. It undermines social cohesion, leads to the loss of businesses and jobs, and leads to economic poverty.

In the foreign world, it happens when we are in a group that doesn’t interact much with the locals. In these cases, the treatment is the same as it is in your country.

The understanding is that no one is monitoring or intervening leading to internal crime and exploitation – financial and human – physical, mental and emotional, leading to the trauma that people left in their own countries now go through living in the foreign world.

The brain sometimes takes things for granted, but it always investigates the dynamics of functioning when members of a society have different abilities to work and perform.

Two people suffered from mild gastrointestinal problems.

One is taking leave to rest, and the other is taking medicine to prepare for work. They have different understandings of what to do.

In order to have better emotional health, mindfulness is important both individually and collectively. It’s important to gain the knowledge to go through the right things, that’s cognitive health — the brain’s ability to accept and learn new things, leading to correct behaviour, even in a new country.

It is vital to our emotional well-being (how we think and feel) because it affects our daily activities. 

Doing the right thing is cognitive health, and feeling good is emotional health. Have good emotional health and be a thoughtful person, that’s be aware of what’s happening in the present around you. Commitment and practice are important in this regard.

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