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Master Your Emotions

Master Your Emotions

Thibaut Meurisse



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Understand the Nature of Emotions

Understand the Nature of Emotions

Emotions are temporary and based on your current thoughts.

Example: When you think of a happy memory, you feel joy; conversely, thinking about a loss brings sadness.


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Accept Your Emotions:

Accept Your Emotions:

Accepting doesn't mean agreeing; it means acknowledging your feelings without judgment.

Example: If you’re feeling jealous, instead of berating yourself, accept the feeling as a signal of something you might value or desire.


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Challenge Unhelpful Thoughts

Challenge Unhelpful Thoughts

Your thoughts influence your emotions; interrogate the evidence for your thoughts.

Example: If you think you'll never succeed, challenge this by listing your past achievements.


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Use the STOP Method:

Use the STOP Method:

S: Stop what you're doing.

T: Take a few deep breaths.

O: Observe your thoughts and feelings.

P: Proceed with an action that helps.

Example: In an argument, instead of reacting immediately, stop, breathe, and assess before responding calmly.


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Shift Your Perspective

Shift Your Perspective

Changing the way you look at a situation can alter how you feel about it.

Example: Seeing a job loss not as a failure but as an opportunity to find a better fit can shift you from despair to optimism.


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Practice Gratitude

Practice Gratitude

Regularly reflecting on what you are thankful for can enhance your overall emotional well-being.

Example: Keeping a gratitude journal where you write three things you're thankful for each day.

If possible go to your nearest hospital or crematory once in a month. This is a personal suggestion, not in the book.


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Develop Emotional Resilience

Develop Emotional Resilience

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from negative emotional experiences.

Example: After a setback, focusing on what can be learned rather than dwelling on the failure.


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Foster Optimal Stress

Foster Optimal Stress

Some stress is beneficial and can drive you to achieve your goals (known as eustress).

Example: The stress of a deadline can motivate you to complete your work efficiently.


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Create a Supportive Environment (Most Important)

Create a Supportive Environment (Most Important)

Surround yourself with positive influences that support emotional growth.

Example: Engage with friends who encourage and uplift you, rather than those who drag you down.

I personally believe this cause good companionship can change your life. Make few good best friends.

Here I want to dedicate a line to my best friend,

"जिंदगी मैं कुछ कमा रखा है,

एक कोहिनूर को अपना दोस्त बनारखा है".....


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Use Physical Activity

Use Physical Activity

Exercise can help manage emotions by releasing endorphins and reducing stress hormones.

Example: Going for a brisk walk or run when feeling anxious to calm your nervous system.


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Embrace Mindfulness

Embrace Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness helps you stay present and reduces rumination and worry.

Example: Practicing daily meditation to root yourself in the now. Basic Pranayama for 15 minutes daily is enough.


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Hello, fellow knowledge seekers! I'm Abhijeet, a curious explorer in the vast ocean of information. I'm passionate about psychology. Do checkout my ideas where I described key points of the book with easy relatable examples. Happy Reading 😊📖


"Master Your Emotions" by Thibaut Meurisse is designed to help a person to understand and manage his emotional life. Here I try to explain certain key ideas from the book.

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