How do we manage emotions?
Here are some pointers to get you started.
- Take a look at the impact of your emotions. Intense emotions aren’t all bad.
- Aim for regulation, not repression.
- Identify what you’re feeling.
- Accept your emotions — all of them.
- Keep a mood journal.
- Take a deep breath.
- Know when to express yourself.
- Give yourself some space.
What are the importance of managing emotions?
Recognising your emotions and learning to manage them is one of the most important skills you can have. In fact people who are good at noticing how they feel and can calm themselves down or adjust their behaviour are more likely to do well in life, have healthy relationships and manage difficulties and set backs.
How do emotions occur and how it is managed?
Emotions are not consciously controlled. It’s because these responses are based around the need to survive. Emotions are strongly linked to memory and experience. If something bad has previously happened to you, your emotional response to the same stimulus is likely to be strong.
Why is it important to manage your emotions and not suppress them?
Suppressing our emotions leads to negative consequences. Research shows that when we suppress our emotions we can become more aggressive and easily agitated. Blocking emotions or controlling emotions that need to be felt can build up inside of you, causing you to feel them unexpectedly, at inopportune times.
What is the difference between emotion and feelings?
While emotions are associated with bodily reactions that are activated through neurotransmitters and hormones released by the brain, feelings are the conscious experience of emotional reactions.
What is it called when you can’t control your emotions?
Emotional dysregulation is a term used to describe an emotional response that is poorly regulated and does not fall within the traditionally accepted range of emotional reaction. It may also be referred to as marked fluctuation of mood, mood swings, or labile mood.
Should you control emotions?
So, the short answer is no, you cannot “control” your emotions. But if you follow the strategies to accept your emotions as they come, you will find that you do not have to let your emotions control you.
Can emotions be controlled?