Emotions are good, but you need to cope with them at the most critical moments in life. This article will instruct you on how to handle surging feelings properly.
Emotions are what make us human. But occasionally, the expression of feelings is wholly inappropriate, interferes with thinking sensibly, and leads to mistakes. You cannot (and should not!) restrain yourself from experiencing certain emotions. However, it must be manifested and expressed at the proper moment and location. Don't let your emotions undermine the goals you've been working so hard to achieve; instead, channel them constructively.
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Don't rock yourself
Adjust the degree of your emotions like the temperature reading on a thermostat. Just right to feel good — neither too hot nor too cold. Both positive and negative emotions fall under this.
Excessive excitement can be inappropriate, as can overly aggressive or depressive behavior.
Those with emotional self-control always strive to preserve equilibrium, 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 a clever and practical solution to the issue.
Avoid Emotional Overload
When a feeling entirely overpowers you, it is known as emotional overload. 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 an indication that you are emotionally overwhelmed. Rather than just going with the flow and giving up, pull yourself together! Take in the information piece by piece, coming to your senses gradually. 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 are stressed, and you will undoubtedly feel overwhelmed. Deep breathing can help you avoid these leaps. It will help you relax by oxygenating your brain. The technique is very easy: stop what you are doing, close your eyes and inhale very slowly through your nose while 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
People are known for easily conveying 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 is true for people who are overly emotional. If you want to be in harmony and control your emotions, 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 in response to a change in circumstances is natural, but irrational.
You can't get your mind off 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