It is a common misconception that life should be happy all the time. We feel like we are not living our lives to the fullest if we are not constantly feeling happy and content. This may seem like a good thing, but it can actually have negative consequences on your emotional health. It is important to understand that there will always be ups and downs in life- and you cannot avoid them by trying to stay constantly content! In this blog post, I am going to share some tips for dealing with those emotional highs and lows so that they don’t take over your entire being!
In moments of extreme stress, it is important to find a healthy way to release your emotions. It can be as simple as taking up yoga or going for a run around the block! This will help you feel less overwhelmed and get back in control of your mental state without having to resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms like alcohol or drugs.
If one emotion takes over all others, this may mean something deeper is going on that needs some healing work done. Find an outlet for those feelings so they don’t fester and grow bigger than what they are now! Meditation, journaling, talking with friends. These strategies can really help ease emotional pain when used appropriately and consistently.-It might sound counterintuitive but understanding our negative emotions actually helps us be more positive. Realizing that our emotions are not only ok but important is a huge step in being able to use them as fuel for growth and success!
There’s also the option of meditating on something you find inspiring, whether it’s a meaningful quote or your own past accomplishments. This helps us cool down when we’re burning out with anger, frustration, sadness, etc.
Lastly, please remember that there is no shame in feeling negative emotions from time to time or even all the time! Everyone goes through difficult periods in their lives so don’t try to deny what you’re experiencing emotionally because it will eventually surface anyway.
Everyone has an emotional rollercoaster they go through in life, some people more than others. Here are few tips to deal with those highs and lows:
Reflect on the past – what were you feeling like yesterday? What was your mindset like when things seemed ok? When did this start for you? Do you notice it only happens after a certain event or state of mind?
Keep track of how much time is passing between each episode – sometimes our emotions tend to swing back and forth because we don’t know if one will happen again soon so we keep waiting around for it. Knowing that emotion may come up once every six months instead of days can help us get relief during the interim periods. The knowledge that something is coming up soon can also help us prepare for the emotions that may come.
Make a list of things – sometimes we feel down because we don’t have anything to do and it feels like there’s nothing good in our lives. The next time this happens, make a list of everything you’re grateful for or what you’ve achieved lately; even if they are small victories, those positive thoughts might be enough to get your mind off negative ones!
Stop thinking about why it happened – asking “why” is always tough but dwelling on the question often only makes matters worse because now all these new worries will enter into your head instead. Focus more on how you want yourself to think/live from today onwards and less on past events.
Don’t allow your mood to affect others – when you’re feeling down, it’s natural for the people around you to be affected too. Remember that if somebody is trying their best and they see no improvement in how you feel or act, they might start doubting themselves and this would only make matters worse!
Take a time out – sometimes all we really need is some alone time without any distractions so as to get our thoughts together; it doesn’t even have to be very long but can help us regain control of what’s going on inside our heads.
Accept the fact that you are not perfect – we all go through both good and bad periods in life. It’s normal for us to feel upset about certain things but don’t be too hard on ourselves when these feelings arise; it can lead to more emotional pain, which would make recovery even harder.
Listen to your favorite music – this has been found by many studies as one of the best ways of managing emotions because our brains release happy chemicals like dopamine while listening to such sounds. This is also a way of releasing stress or frustration from what you’re going through at present time so try getting into some upbeat songs!
Famous Quote: “A person who doesn’t know how strong she really is until being put in an extreme situation.”