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While a lot of us struggle with our emotions as a whole, there are some things we can do to help keep them in check. Sure, those with serious mental health issues are exceptions to this and do sometimes need external help as a result if you’re just unable to come to terms with certain things and don’t know how to process the things you’re feeling, you might just need to get to know yourself a bit better. 

Below I am going to go over some of the things I do to keep my emotions in check and to keep myself in the loop on why I am feeling the way that I am. These things work well for me and also seem to work well with a lot of people in my life. If you’re not aware of why you’re feeling the way you are and working to keep yourself in ‘good shape’ you’re not going to be able to truly keep your emotions in check and that’s something a lot of people don’t seem to realize. 

5 Tips For Mastering Your Emotions:

1. Stop bottling everything inside.

Just because something feels bad doesn’t mean you shouldn’t process it properly. Bottling only leaves you feeling worse in the end, and we shouldn’t be doing it. The more you bottle the more you allow to build up inside and the worse you end up exploding once all is said and done. 

2. Ask yourself why you’re feeling the way you are until you find the answer.

Don’t just blow off your emotions. If you’re feeling bad there is a reason for it and you need to get to the bottom of things. You cannot work through it if you do not understand it.

3. Appreciate the positive moments in your life.

Stop selling yourself short. Take a moment to appreciate the good things before you and let your accomplishments sink in. The more you do this the more overall positive you will become, that much I know is true.

4. Learn how to recognize when you’re becoming overwhelmed and what to do when this happens.

 When there is too much piling on your plate and you feel like you’re about to shatter be able to pick up on it. Allow yourself to take a break and give yourself a moment to process. Even if you don’t understand your emotions, you have to allow yourself to feel them.

5. Take care of your body.

Don’t stay up all night and work hard all the time. Be willing to get the rest you need and perhaps even consider eating healthy foods. Our bodies matter and if you’re not taking care of your body, you’re also not taking care of your mind.

I know, some of these might sound small, but they can and will make big differences in your life. The more you embrace them and work towards them the more you will be able to deal with your emotions and remain more positive overall. These things take time, but they can help you in the long-run if you’re willing to give them a real shot.