I have always been very in tune with my needs and the energy of others around me. That is until I was completely depleted of all energy. I thought this past experience made me lose my empathetic abilities or ways, but in reality, it simply helped me grow. Being emotionally beat down to feeling so numb helped me to develop better control of my empathetic ways.
I’ve learned a few simple tricks to keep my emotions in check so that I can see the blessing my empathetic ways without depleting myself entirely. I wanted to share some pro tips for keeping your emotions in check. I think these tips will help anyone who wears their heart on their sleeve, like me, as well as anyone who is an empath. It’s a beautiful thing when we can feel someone’s soul and energy so deeply, but it’s another thing when their energy sets us off for days. Gain back control of your empathetic ways and learn how to keep your emotions in check no matter what other people throw at you.
4 Pro Tips for Keeping your Emotions in Check
Do Not React
Reacting is never really a brilliant idea when your emotions are heated. It’s always best to pause and remain silent when someone has made you angry or sad. Never react to a person who’s yelling at you or someone who simply fueled some sort of anger or sadness inside of you. Instead, pause to stay silent and hear what they’re saying or simply walk away if it’s too much. Then you can take time to reflect on the situation so that you can discuss this when your emotions have settled down.
Take a Different Perspective
Instead of allowing someone’s negativity or what you perceive to be negative into your heart, take a different perspective. This could be simply asking yourself why you feel so emotional about this and what the person is really trying to do or say. Taking a different perspective by either asking yourself why you’re feeling this way or considering why the other person is saying or doing these things can truly help you keep your emotions in check.
Embrace the Situation
When our emotions get out of check it’s usually due to a personal belief or a past experience. While it does matter why you feel this way given the circumstances, it doesn’t have to be negative. Embrace the situation that has your emotions all out of sorts as a means to inspire you for some personal growth. With every situation that gut checks you or takes your emotions to an extreme, you’re able to switch that around towards something that allows you to grow as an individual.
While I personally hate when someone walks away from me, and I especially hate it when someone leaves the premises after making me cry or being unruly towards me, I think that some people simply do need to walk away. I won’t ever understand it, I’d rather sit silently and walk into another room then walk away completely. With that being said, it’s up to you to determine if walking away to another room or leaving the premises/scene completely works for you. Walk away if it means you’ll keep your emotions in check.
Keeping your emotions in check can be very difficult to do. Let’s face it, we all get into our own heated feelings from time to time. Whether we had our feelings hurt or someone did something that made us very angry, emotions are a part of each and every person on this Earth. Whether you wear your heart on your sleeve or not, you still have emotions deep inside of you somewhere. I hope that my 4 pro tips for keeping your emotions in check will ensure you a happy and healthy future with a steady emotional response to heated situations.