Finding a Way to Deal with Negative Emotions

Anger, anxiety, frustration, sadness, jealousy they are all sure ways to zap your energy and drag you down. If you’ve wondered what to do with these feelings, rest assured, you are not alone in struggling with negative emotions. Negative emotions can be really hard to handle.

When you feel overcome with negative emotions like hurt, frustration or anger, you should go with the flow and you shouldn’t pretend they feel nothing, because denying them and suppressing them is just storing up trouble for later;  because it won’t make them go away but can cause them to come out in different ways. After all, your emotions act as signals to you that what you are doing in your life is or isn’t working.

If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, this can be a signal that something needs to change or it could signal that you are harboring deep seated negative emotions from the past. If you don’t change the situations or thought patterns that are causing these uncomfortable, negative emotions, you will continue to be triggered by them.

Whilst you deny or ignore the emotions you are feeling, they can cause problems with your physical and emotional health.

Dwelling on negative emotions is no good either as it brings health consequences. So it’s important to listen to your emotions and then take steps to release them.

Here are some tips to get started:

Understand Your Emotions

Negative emotions can come from a triggering event, for example, a past trauma or an issue such as debt.

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. Emotions are not always truly reflective of reality, but are our interpretation.

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

Change What You Can

It’s important to take charge of negative emotions and stop them impacting on your health and well-being. An emotional detox to release stagnant negative emotions is one of the most effective ways, but you may want to consider a few other steps.

This could include:

  • Cutting down on work and family stress
  • Learning the art of self love
  • Adopting a healthy, alkaline diet
  • Spending more time in nature
  • Making ‘me’ time

Making changes in your life can cut down on stress triggers, but it won’t eliminate negative emotions entirely. As you make changes in your life to reduce anxiety, stress and other negative emotions you will also need to find outlets for these emotions:

  • Try spending time in nature
  • Meditation
  • Don’t forget to laugh and have fun
  • Regular Exercise
  • A healthy Lifestyle
  • Assertive Communication – learn to say no to things you don’t want to do
  • Keep hydrated – drinking water and avoiding caffeine can help your mind to think with clarity and helps with brain fog.

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

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