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8 Easy Practical Steps to be Fully in Control of Your Emotions

While emotions can have a helpful role in your daily life, they can take a toll on your emotional health and interpersonal relationships when they start to feel out of control.

One good aspect of emotions is that be it negative of positive, it doesnt last. Emotions are complicated, especially when you try to communicate them to someone else. 

If we understand how our emotions work, we are in a better position to use this information to our advantage. The ability to know how to control your emotions can be one of the best skills you will ever develop in your life. Your emotions lead to the actions you take and therefore, create the life you are experiencing now, every part of it.

The ability to experience and express emotions is more important than you might realize.


1. Identify your feelings

Trying to identify and taking a moment to check in with yourself about your mood can help you begin gaining back control.

Often time when your expectations are not met or things didnt work as we planned youre disappointed and suddenly extremely upset. 

This is exactly the right time to ask yourself:

What am I feeling right now? What making me feel this way? Does the situation worth the way i am feeling? Is there a better way of coping with them? 


2. Ask yourself why am I feeling the way am feeling?

After identifying how you feel, the next thing to do is why you are feeling this way. 

What are the causes of this feeling? Often time, just the way you are perceive a particular incident could be the reason why you are feeling the way you are feeling. 

It is also of important to understand within yourself that that negative emotions is sometime as a result of our values not present in that moment or being respected.

3. Consider the impact of those emotions

Emotions can make our lives exciting, unique, and vibrant, N. C. Abraham Strong feelings can signify that we embrace life fully, that were not repressing our natural reactions.

It is not an abnormal situation to sometime see our emotions overwhelming us, when something wonderful happens, when something terrible happens, when you feel like youve missed out.

Negative Emotions can lead to: relationship or friendship conflict problems, trouble at work or school, mental trauma. Being in control of your emotions helps you to be mentally strong. 

4. Accept your emotions as they manifest.

If you want to be better at managing your emotions, theres needed to start downplaying how you feel within yourself.

By accepting emotions as they manifest helps you get more comfortable with them. Increasing your comfort around intense emotions allows you to fully feel them without reacting in extreme, unhelpful ways. In order to practice accepting emotions, start seeing them as messengers. Theyre not good or bad. Theyre neutral. Even though they may bring up unpleasant feelings sometimes, but always have in mind they are giving you important information that you can use.

5. Meditate on them

By consciously meditating on them it can help you increase your awareness of all feelings and experiences. When you meditate, youre teaching yourself to sit with those feelings, to notice them without judging yourself or attempting to change them or make them go away. As I earlier stated, learning to accept all of your emotions can make emotional regulation easier. Meditation helps you increase those acceptance skills.  also offers other benefits, like helping you relax and get better sleep.


6. Keep mental records of the outcome of your uncontrolled emotions

Try to name and mention just how your uncontrolled emotions are affecting your day-to-day life. This will make it easier to identify problem areas (and track your success).

It's important to acknowledge your feelings while also recognizing that your emotions don't have to control you. If you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, you can take control of your mood and turn your day around. If you are angry, you can choose to calm yourself down.

7. Reframe Your Thoughts

Your emotions affect the way you perceive things and events. Consider the emotional filter you're looking at the world through. Then, reframe your thoughts to develop a more realistic view.

If you find yourself dwelling on negative things, you may need to change the channel in your brain. A quick physical activity, like going for a walk or cleaning off your desk, can help you stop ruminating.

8. Lastly, Engage in a Mood Booster

When you're in a bad mood, you're likely to engage in activities that keep you in that state of mind. 

Think of the things you do when you feel happy. Do those things when you're in a bad mood and you'll start to feel better.


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