Control your emotions and reactions Control your emotions and reactions

You have probably felt angry or upset a few or several times in your life because things did not turn out as expected.

You have probably also had to calm down and find appropriate solutions to solve that problem, ideally seeking to regain control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

What was just described above is what we call emotional health: the ability of a person to be at peace with themselves, have good interpersonal relationships and put problems into perspective. “People who are emotionally healthy have developed ways to cope with stress and problems. They know when they need to seek help from a doctor or a counselor”, says the Family Doctor website in an article called “Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health”.

It is advisable, then, in order to find balance, that the individual learn how to deal with their emotions, understand their actions, identify their reactions in the face of different situations, and learn to differentiate their causes and handle them without frustration. This will allow them to prevent situations that cause stress from affecting them.

According to the Medline Plus website, mental health includes emotional, mental and social well-being, and can “affect the way we think, feel and act when we deal with life,” which is why it is important to introspect and make a note about what you think, your mood and behavior. This could give you a clue about whether you require the help of a specialist to balance your mood.

Some tips to deal with your emotions:

– Properly communicate your feelings to the people around you when something bothers you. Keeping feelings of sadness or anger bottled up inside will take extra energy from you and may cause problems in your interpersonal relationships.

– Emotions can be very strong, but do not get carried away by them, take time to think things through.

– Insist on leading a balanced life. Take time to do the things you enjoy. Focus on the positive things in your life.

– Take care of your physical health. Your physical health can affect your emotional health. Take care of your body by exercising regularly, eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep. Do not abuse drugs or alcohol.