Throughout our lives we experience joy, sadness, anger, fear … All of them are reactions of the emotions known to all of us but they are still complex. Despite the fact that many of us have felt nervous or anxious , we are still not aware of the risk that a mismanagement of emotions generates when it triggers an illness or mental block.
Main situations that produce emotional imbalance
Whether good or bad, situations produce an emotional imbalance that can alter our mood. Having depression or lowering our immune system can be some of its conclusions.
Loss of a loved one: we react sadly and empathize with the people who support us.
Falling in love or celebrating success: exaltation occurs.
Effort when faced with a challenge: satisfaction and joy are produced.
Confrontation of interests: anger or rage arrives.
Fear of losing our lives: we react by fighting.
In front of people who need our help: we react quickly and altruistically.
How can we control our emotions?
Although a priori it is not an easy task, there are different strategies that we can implement in order to remedy the emotional ‘mess’ and be able to get our emotions back on track in the best possible way. A professional must always be consulted to obtain the necessary information in each case to evaluate and offer the best possible solution to this problem. Some of the strategies that we can implement are the following:
Distract the mind
Keeping your mind busy is one of the main strategies to get rid of negative thoughts. From a change of conversation to a change of activity.
Work on self-acceptance
Reality has to be accepted. Many times we do not like many things that we cannot change. If we accept that reality, we will live more at peace with ourselves.
Get positive thoughts
Repeating negative thoughts will produce an uncontrollable state in the long term that can lead to depression. Channeling negative thoughts and trying to turn them into positive ones is one of the methods to avoid getting into an emotional loop.
Think in the present
We do not know what will happen in the future, we only own the present but we cannot control certain situations either. Letting go and not thinking about ‘what will happen’ is another option to avoid an emotional imbalance.
Meditate every night
Meditation has been scientifically proven to help prevent negative thoughts and reduce anxiety. With just half an hour of meditation our mind can reduce anxiety by more than 40%.