Managing Challenging Emotions
There are times in life when powerful emotions can overwhelm you. But being swept away has its consequences. Uncontrolled anger can impact your relationships and even your health. You might feel your heart racing or tension in your body. Research suggests that anger may even be a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
So, how do you bring intense emotions under control? Acknowledge your feelings and restore calm with these simple steps:
- Don’t speak. Instead, take a few deep, calming breaths. When an angry thought crosses your mind, gently let it go.
- Examine the core of what’s making you feel so emotional – the source of your annoyance, anger, or rage.
- Allow your breaths to clear and soothe your mind, so you can manage your emotions in a calm and collected way.
Use Monday to be prepared for and manage challenging emotions. You’ll find that with practice, you can conquer even difficult emotional flare-ups more easily. For more valuable tips on managing stress, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.