Have you been feeling stressed, sad or disappointed during the last several months?
When this happens, it can help to remember your feelings are there for a reason. There is no such thing as a “bad” emotion.
Pause. Before you start repressing those feelings and wishing they’d go away, remember that all feelings are meant to be felt. Feelings communicate your needs and give you feedback on your current situation. So how do you listen to your emotions and respond to them, instead of reacting? If possible, try to find gratitude for your feelings, as they contain valuable information.
If you can, try to welcome emotions — all emotions — as your friend.
What is Emotional regulation?
Have you ever noticed yourself getting emotional and then forgetting things, saying something you don’t mean, or struggling to get tasks done? That’s what poor emotional regulation looks like.
To build your emotional regulation muscle; here are the top 3 functions to understand your emotions:
To have a healthy relationship with your emotions, the key is to keep your executive function system healthy and that starts with self-care. For example; lack of sleep can impair self-regulation, meaning you may have less control over your responses to your emotions, which is why you’re snappy when you’re tired. So what’s the solution? Find activities you enjoy and incorporate them into your daily routine, like journaling and exercise. Definitely get regular with your meditations!
- Set boundaries- maintain healthy relationships:
We can also use healthy relationships to regulate emotions by having a trusted friend or loved one to confide in. Socializing can help to calm your mind and can even help regulate your body’s physical response to emotions; but let’s not keep the toxic people in our circles; it’s time to spend time with positive uplifting people for your emotional wellbeing.
Release your emotions- stop suppressing:
Suppression is when you try to stop yourself from feeling emotions. When we do this, we often find that negative emotions return stronger than before. Self- forgiveness and self-compassions are 2 huge components in heling you release and not supress your emotions. This promotes a growth mindset, which studies show promotes healthier relationships with emotions.
It’s time for conscious moments
Role of deep inner-child guided meditations for emotional regulation:
In a world full of distractions and stress, meditation is a valuable skill to develop. Whether meditating alone or with a group, even a few minutes can help you center yourself and be truly present. With time and practice, taking a moment to assess your feelings, your emotions and your actions will teach you new things about yourself and your relationship with the world.
Practicing such meditations on a regular basis helps to:
- Focus on the present.
- Eliminate distractions helps us appreciate each moment
- Embrace deeper thinking.
- Calm our emotions.
- Step outside of your feelings and consider the true meaning behind them.
- Develop a greater understanding of yourself
If you have been struggling with controlling your emotions, know that it’s normal for you to not feel like yourself during unusual times. While we’re waiting for the world to go back to normal, don’t forget to take care of your emotional wellness. Remember these tips and start regulating your emotions. Start meditating and heal your inner child.
It’s time to go deeper!
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