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Don‘t Use Drugs to Cope

This one is very important. From my own experience, using drugs to cope with your problems only masks your emotions for a very short period of time. You may feel good in the moment but as soon as you become sober all of those negative emotions will come flowing even harder than before.

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Don‘t Suppress, Distract

Distract

Distracting yourself in a positive way allows your brain to use more power focusing on the distraction rather than focusing on your emotions. Putting your energy into more positive activities will yield more positive results than focusing on the negative.

Don't Suppress

Suppressing your emotions only makes them stronger and more intense. You're essentially a tea kettle ready to explode at any moment. Its not healthy for you or others around you. Instead, try distracting yourself by being around friends, family, or doing something you enjoy.

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whether its a therapist, friend, or family member, having someone to talk to and letting out your emotions in a healthy way is crucial to handling your intense emotions.

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Remembering your morales and core values allows you to remember who you are. Who we're you before your intense emotions? This will force you to reboot and come out a better version of yourself.

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Do‘s and don‘ts when handling your emotions

Handling your emotions in times of great distress can be one of the most difficult obstacles one could face in life. When facing your emotions you must be able to recognize what will help you recover and what will cause you to go into a downward spiral. Emotions are complex and effect us all differently, these ideas are from my own rockbottom experience.

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Complaining about your current situation or emotions only makes the negativity stronger. It keeps you from living in the now.

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writing 1-3 pages every morning allows you to reflect on your emotions and mental state at a later time. This allows you to recognize what causes your intense emotions and enables you to release some of those negative thoughts.

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