Do you ever find yourself surrounded by a loop of thoughts, saying things you didn’t mean, or acting out just because you’re feeling stressed, sad, or disappointed? That’s what happens when you let your emotions control you. Emotions play a crucial role in life; they help you in day-to-day interactions, decision-making, relationship success, and more. However, things can turn the other way around when emotions start to feel out of control.
This inability to control your emotions inhibits you from doing what you are truly capable of - even if it is simply content. While you cannot control the events that occur in your life, you can learn to regulate your emotions. Let’s talk about the five ways you can control your emotions.
Sometimes, we tend to avoid emotions unconsciously, especially those linked to discomfort or unpleasant experiences. These emotions don’t simply disappear but show up as psychological or physical symptoms later. When repressed for so long, these emotions take a toll on you. It can be helpful to learn how to acknowledge and validate your emotions.
It is crucial to identify and acknowledge your feelings. Allow yourself to feel different emotions, and do not guilt-trip yourself for those. Try this. At the end of the day, ask yourself what mood best describes your day. It is okay if you do not feel happy every day. What is important is to identify your emotions, track what made you feel that way, and if you want to work on your emotions.
Keeping a mood journal is super effective in managing your emotions and your behavior in response to those emotions. Giving words to your emotions and writing them down can be helpful in reflecting the triggers and responses. However, make sure that you are constant with journaling so that you can look back and track your emotions and how your reactions have evolved over time.
The unsaid words can soon turn into unprocessed feelings if not communicated effectively. Learn to express your feelings in a healthy way. Talk to people about your feelings, especially when it involves them. Don’t let it build up inside. This way, you don’t have to fight the battle alone. However, be mindful of how you express your feelings. Choose your words carefully, be respectful of others’ feelings, and do not be aggressive when expressing yourself. Tell people when they are upset and show love when you want to. Don’t hold on to your emotions.
You deserve to be in control of your life. You set the mood and vibe for yourself by controlling your emotions and choosing how something affects you. Do you think you are doing a good job at it? No problem if you aren’t satisfied with it. I will help you become the person you have always wanted to be!