There is a lot of talk about emotional intelligence these days. And this is not surprising because emotions have great power that can both help and harm a person. Psychologists say that there are no bad emotions; it is just that a person does not react correctly to this or that situation. Here are three helpful tips for learning how to manage your emotions.
1. Feel your emotions
Since childhood, they say that screaming and crying do not solve anything, so you should not show these emotions. In fact, to let go of the situation, you need to experience this emotion. On the contrary, the denial of any emotions can drive a person into even more despondency and even depression.
You need to accept that if you accept your feelings, it will be easier for you to learn how to manage them.
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2. Evaluate your emotions from the outside
Many thoughts and emotions arise in our heads with lightning speed as a reaction to something. It is important to learn to take a short break to look at the situation from the outside and analyze why it makes you feel. It often happens that certain emotions arise from something completely different. For example, you have troubles at work, you do not feel well, or you did not get enough sleep, and when they step on your foot, you explode.
Therefore, it is essential to look at the situation and your emotions from the outside to manage them properly.
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3. Don’t blame yourself
Often, by impulsively showing his emotions, a person begins to analyze them and blame himself for wrong behavior. To avoid this, it is important to learn how to manage your emotions by pause and analysis. But you should not engage in self-flagellation; this will only confuse you even more and drive you into a dead end.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle