What is emotional regulation? "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It can not be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell." - Buddha This quote encapsulates the essence of what "emotion regulation" is all about.
You may not want to hear this: retirement is a new opportunity for work. There is a strong argument for abolishing the concept of retirement and thinking instead of finding a different kind of work to keep ourselves mentally and physically fit. So what do we need to do to stay mentally fit and keep our minds nimble?
From conflicts with colleagues or family, frustrations at work, or even being stuck in traffic - our daily lives are not short on stress. These common upsets - "psychosocial stressors" - incite our emotions, and our brains are equipped with strategies to help regulate them: we might use self-control to override the instinct to focus only on the negative, or reframe stressful situations in a different light to make them less distressing.