dealing with your emotions can be a lot especially when you are doing this alone without the help a therapist. emotional intelligence is a good way to live a healthy lifestyle. your emotions simply have a lot to contribute to your everyday life. Here are few ways you can help yourself live a better life
- Suppress, deny, or avoid: This is when you bottle up or run away from emotions. This never works long-term because you waste time running away (cue Netflix and takeout binges) and the emotions ALWAYS come back – sometimes stronger than before.
- Get overwhelmed and act out: This is when you act out your emotions, like snapping at your best friend or drinking your way into a hangover the next morning to put out the emotional fire. In this way, emotions run your life.
- Accept them as part of life: By accepting them, they’re less intense and pass more quickly. Actually, emotions are unavoidable and make life worth living, because they also include joy and love! (One of the things I teach my clients is that uncomfortable emotions are actually important messages from your body, and how to use them to your advantage
- Breathe in slowly. Deep breaths come from the diaphragm, not the chest. It may help to visualize your breath rising from deep in your belly.