Manage emotions means choosing how and when to express the emotions we feel…
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. Aristotle
The skills we use to manage emotions and react well are part of emotional skills called emotional intelligence (EQ). Developing all the skills that make up emotional intelligence takes time and practice. Here are 7 Tips To Manage Emotions:
.1. Be grateful
When you begin to turn more often toward the things you appreciate, the world increasingly opens to expose that there is always some small thing for which you can be grateful.
.2. Be open and try acceptance.
I discovered that I was happier and more peaceful when I accepted what had happened instead of constantly fighting to change things. Yes, acceptance is a choice- a hard one, but a choice even so. Choose not to judge what happens to you. Instead, believe that everything happens for a reason and that better things will always follow. That’s the beginning of true acceptance.
.3. Don’t give in to negative thinking
If you find yourself having negative thoughts, then challenge them by looking for evidence against them. Remember that you always need to be careful to allow into your mind and heart only positive and happy thoughts and feelings.
.4. Best use your strengths
List activities that you find easy to do and come naturally to you? What activities that leave you energized and happy? What are the things that you do consistently and get positive feedback on? When you play to your strengths, you maximize your limited time, energy, and focus. learn how to transform failure and enjoy your journey.
.5. It’s good to talk.
Spend time with other people and enjoy their company. We should all spend the most time with people who energize and inspire us. People who make us better.
.6. Be kind to others
Because this helps stop you worrying about yourself… Being kind to someone in need helps us put life into perspective. Being kind to others who are struggling can help us see that life’s small adversities don’t matter so much. “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. A day, go fishing. A year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” Chinese Proverb
This releases reward and pleasure chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, which makes you feel better. Being fit also makes you healthier, which helps to manage emotions.