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Understand your emotions

Understand your emotions

Look within and try to pin point the situations that are creating the stress and negative emotions in your life

  • Negative emotions can come from a triggering event: an overwhelming workload, for example.
  • Negative emotions are also the result of our thoughts surrounding an event: the way we interpret what happened can alter how we experience the event and whether or not it causes stress.

The key job of your emotions is to get you to see the problem, so you can make necessary changes.

Find an outlet

Find an outlet

Making changes in your life can cut down on negative emotions, but it won't eliminate your stress triggers entirely. as you make changes in your life to bring about less frustration, you will also need to find healthfull outlets for dealing with these emotions.

  • Regular exercise can provide an emotional lift as well as an outlet for negative emotions.
  • Meditation can help you find some inner "space" to work with, so your emotions don’t feel so overwhelming.
  • Finding opportunities for having fun and getting more laughter in your life can also change your perspective and relieve stress.

Find a few of these outlets, and you’ll feel less overwhelmed when negative emotions do arise.

You will also want to practice healthy options for ongoing stress reduction. Give them a try and you’ll feel less stressed.

Change what you can

Change what you can

Cut down on your stress triggers and you'll find yourself feeling negative emotions less frequently.

This could include:

  • Cutting down on job stress.
  • Learning the pratices of assertive communications (so you don't feel trampled by people)
  • Changing negative thought patters through a process known as cognitive restructuring.

Choosing to deal with negative emotions

Choosing to deal with negative emotions

Ignoring feelings (like "stuffing your anger") is not the healthiest way to deal with them. generally speaking, that does not make them go away but can cause them to come out in different ways. That’s because your emotions act as signals to you that what you are doing in your life is or isn’t working.

Feeling angry or frustrated can be a signal that something needs to change. If you don’t change the situations or thought patterns that are causing these uncomfortable emotions, you will continue to be triggered by them.

Also, while you are not dealing with the emotions you are feeling, they can cause problems with your physical and emotional health.

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