The modern world with all its beauty and ugliness provides a roller coaster-like emotional ride to us. These complex times keep throwing life events and news at us that demand extreme emotions, often almost at the same time.
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Emotional flexibility is about embracing the never-ending contradictions and cultivating your mind to hold everything at the same time.
Holding happiness, joy, and enthusiasm at the same time as anger, sadness and frustration provide us with resilience and a deeper understanding of life.
Invest in things that give you good memories. Buy things like games you can play with friends or family when they come to visit.
Plan a long vacation, and take lots of pictures as forever memories. When you get stressed, just look at the pictures and you'll get a good mood boost.
Practice distinguishing how you feel physically from how you feel emotionally. Because many negative emotional states develop out of a misinterpretation of a physical feeling.
It’s dangerous to assume that physical feelings and emotional feelings are always related. Sometimes a headache is just a headache.
Consider trashing or donating foods in your cupboards that you often reach for in moments of strife.
Think high-fat, sweet or calorie-laden things, like chips, chocolate, and ice cream. Also, postpone trips to the grocery store when you’re feeling upset.