Emotions are good, but you need to cope with them at the most critical moments in life. This article will teach you how to deal with the surging feelings properly.
Emotions are what make us human. But sometimes, the manifestation of feelings is completely inappropriate, interferes with thinking sensibly, and leads to mistakes. You cannot (and should not!) restrain yourself from experiencing certain emotions. But it must be manifested and expressed at the right time and in the right place. Use your feelings constructively, and don’t let them ruin what you’ve been trying to achieve for so long.
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Don’t rock yourself
Adjust the degree of your emotions like the temperature reading on a thermostat. Not too hot, not too cold – just right to feel good. This applies to both good and bad emotions.
Excessive excitement can be inappropriate, as can overly aggressive or depressive behavior.
People who know how to control their emotions always try to maintain balance, avoiding disharmony in the state of mind.
Stop to reflect
Do you feel that you are “boiling”? This is a dangerous condition, and you need to get yourself in order as soon as possible. Rather than reacting to a situation immediately, think about what tools and solutions you can use. Cooldown and reflect on what happened, regaining your focus and ability to analyze. Hasty decisions often bring bitter feelings of regret. On the other hand, taking a short pause will help you focus on the most important things and choose an effective and tactful way to solve the problem.
Avoid Emotional Overload
Emotional overload is a situation in which a feeling takes over completely. This condition is accompanied by physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, increased breathing, tremors in the knees, sweating, and nausea. Do you feel something like this? This is a clear sign that you are emotionally overwhelmed. Instead of going with the flow and giving up, pull yourself together! Process the information piece by piece, gradually coming to your senses. You can evaluate the result with a sober look.
Practice deep breathing
The body’s reaction to emotional overload directly affects the heart and, in general, all the body’s muscles. You experience tension, after which you will definitely feel overwhelmed. To avoid these leaps, practice deep breathing. It will oxygenate your brain and help you relax. The technique is very simple; stop doing anything, close your eyes and inhale very slowly through your nose, counting five seconds. Hold your breath for another two seconds, and then exhale equally slowly through your mouth, again to a count of five. Repeat this at least 10 times.
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Avoid emotional company
It is known that people easily convey their emotions to others. That is why you should avoid people who see only the negative in everything; you will borrow the same point of view without even noticing. The same goes for overly emotional people. If you want to control your feelings and be in harmony, you should distance yourself from those who can be called drama queens.
Think about a solution, not a problem
Having negative reactions to a difficult situation is one of the most common emotional problems. Feeling sad or angry as a reaction to changed circumstances is normal but irrational.
You can’t stop thinking about the problem, you need to use the time to think over a plan for the next steps.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker