The STOPP Technique
... to control your emotions:
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Perfectionism isn’t about growth, improvement, or personal achievement, it’s about fear and avoidance.
Therefore, what you should really be focused on is realizing excellence, the best version of yourself despite your flaws.
It means having the skills to control your behavior, emotions and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals.
Emotional regulation skills enable us to live a healthy and well-balanced life, physically, mentally and spiritually.
This is one of the hardest emotional regulation skills to learn - letting go of painful emotional and regrets.
When you do manage to release all these negative emotions, you will find that your resilience and ability to deal with the curveballs of life will improve.
Your wellbeing, mentally, physically and spiritually is influenced by the type of relationships you have in your life.
The more positive and healthier your relationships are, the more resilient and optimistic you will feel about your life.
... because they never go away. They will always be a part of your life.
The best course of action you can take is to face your fears and move forward.
Consistent physical activity, eating well and getting lots of sleep are critical to you having a resilient and well-balanced life.
It can help you to increase your ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and depression.
It can also help you to focus your attention, as well as to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
You have to recognize that you have the choice in how you react to situations.
This will empower you to work with the challenges that you face in your life: you'll have clarity, focus and a purpose.
“Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.”
The only time to apologize is when you’re genuinely remorseful.
Avoid any apology that is forced. The person you are apologizing to will pick up on your insincerity, causing further feelings of distrust.
Emotional self-regulation is psychology speak for an ability to control your emotional responses in an acceptable and productive way. You know how to take charge of your thoughts, feelings, and physical responses to stress.
If we grew up without consistent parenting, or lived through difficult circumstances as a child, our capacity to emotionally regulate can be poor, called ‘dysregulation‘. Our impulsive reactions can damage our relationships and career.
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