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Article # Mind & Soul, Breathwork

Controlling your emotions through meditation

Emotions are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.
 

The ability to experience and express emotions is more important than you might realize.

As the felt response to a given situation, emotions play a key part in your reactions. When you’re in tune with them, you have access to important knowledge that helps with:

  • Self-care
  • Decision-making
  • Relationship success
  • Day-to-day interactions

While emotions can have a helpful role in your daily life, they can take a toll on your emotional health and interpersonal relationships when they start to feel out of control.

 

Identify what you’re feeling
Taking a moment to check in with yourself about your mood can help you begin gaining back control.
 
Accept your emotions — all of them
Accepting emotions as they come helps you get more comfortable with them. Increasing your comfort around intense emotions allows you to fully feel them without reacting in extreme, unhelpful ways.
Accepting emotions may lead to greater life satisfaction and fewer mental health symptoms. What’s more, people thinking of their emotions as helpful may lead to higher levels of happiness.
 
Take a deep breath 
There’s much to be said for the power of a deep breath, whether you’re ridiculously happy or so angry you can’t speak.
Slowing down and paying attention to your breath won’t make the emotions go away (and remember, that’s not the goal).
Still, deep breathing exercises can help you ground yourself and take a step back from the first intense flash of emotion and any extreme reaction you want to avoid.
 
Try Meditation
If you practice meditation already, it might be one of your go-to methods for coping with extreme feelings.
Meditation can help you increase your awareness of all feelings and experiences. When you meditate, you’re teaching yourself to sit with those feelings, to notice them without judging yourself or attempting to change them or make them go away.
 
Keep taking time to develop inner peace and strength through meditation/ mind-training.

May all be blessed with peace, love and wisdom.
23 January 2021

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