Easy Ways to Master Your Emotions
Emotions are a part of life. You wake up each morning with a feeling inside, and as you go throughout the day, your feelings fluctuate and change based on the situations in which you find yourself. You can wake up in a happy mood, become sad because of bad news, angry with someone, frustrated due to a work situation, or cheery after meeting an old friend. Sometimes these emotions come and go quickly. Other times, they may linger inside you and affect your overall persona.
Though emotions will always be an innate force inside of us, they can be managed in order to create more balance on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, some people find it difficult to manage their emotions, and in turn, if they hold on to negativity, they end up suffering different kinds of health problems or having conflicts with their loved-ones. Some people even find themselves doing things that they never would have done if they had maintained a clear mind.
When your learn how to master your emotions, you can create a healthy existence, think clearly, and decide what is best for your life. As a result, you will handle your personal relationships better and avoid health-related issues, such as depression, that can result from prolonged negativity.
To help you learn how to master your emotions, here are some easy tips to follow:
- Pay attention to how your emotions affect your physical body. Take a closer look at how your body reacts to what you are feeling. Are you eating well and regularly? Have you gained weight or experienced sudden weight loss? Becoming aware of the effects of emotions on your body will help you regulate your emotions and keep them in balance.
- Know who you are and accept yourself. We are all different people, and we all have different approaches to our emotions. While some people find it easy to let go of their anger, others keep those ill-feelings inside and hang onto them for a long time. Start exploring who you are and figure out how you react to certain situations. Accept that emotional personality for what it is, and then work from that foundation to begin gradually changing certain things.
- Get feedback from people you trust. Ask a loved one or a friend about the kind of person you are, how you react to situations, and what your behavior is toward things. This will help you become more aware of your emotions and realize what you need to change inside of you to become more balanced.
- Practice self-control. It takes time, but self-control helps you master you emotions. If you have self-control, you will be able to get a handle on your emotions and avoid becoming too intense or out of balance.
- Allow yourself to feel that emotion. Don’t hinder yourself from feeling angry or sad. Allow yourself to completely feel that negative feeling within you, but then once you have done so, take a deep breath and let it out. Continue breathing until you feel calmer and in a more peaceful place within yourself.
-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area Realtor, Feng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA 22101