How do you manage your emotions? What techniques do you use? How effective are these techniques?
We can all suffer from problematic emotions. It is a fundamental component of being human. They serve a purpose. Whether this purpose is to warn us of potential danger or reward us for achievements. The list is truly endless of how our emotions serve us.
Many techniques I have heard that people use to manage their emotions stem from mindfulness. This is an effective technique for managing those negative emotions we would rather avoid, such as stress.
There are various mindful practices that you can perform to achieve that inner peace that so many of us crave, see: Mindful Activities to Promote Mindful Awareness (2022) (chloemephambsc.com). The benefits of these are numerous see: The Benefits of Mindfulness (chloemephambsc.com). The basic principle is the same. To focus on something, be it internal or external in extensive detail, incorporating all your senses. Such practices can be used to distract our train of thought which could be negative.
However, objective mindful awareness also permits us to acknowledge these thoughts. When we acknowledge thoughts for what they are, simply thoughts, then we can release them. Once we have released them, we can return our focus to the present moment. Our past has gone. Our future is determined by the present. Focusing on the present moment is a principle of mindfulness.
The benefits of mindful practices can be, but are not limited to:
Improving physical health such as reducing the risk of heart disease
Lower your blood pressure
Help you manage pain
If anyone would like to discuss mindfulness and how to use it, please book a Free Mindset Meeting here: Home | Chloe Mepham BSc Certified Life Coach. It is an emotive time out there. Stay safe.