How to deal with negative emotions?
It’s normal to have negative emotions since life sometimes will give you a lemon, but how you made it to lemonade is the key to a healthy and happy life! People grow up in constant exploration and know themselves. So dealing with emotions is not an easy job but also makes it important to find a way which is most suitable for yourself.
A proper exercise habits can be an outlet for your negativity which can strengthen your mind and body to over come emotion disorders with bumping up the secretion of endorphin that makes you feel good! According to APA's article, people with depression, anxiety, stress can regulate the emotions with workout. Exercise regularly can also brings you confidence along with losing weight and gives a better sleep quality to a healthier self.
Besides that, taking deep breath can be a good choice to calm yourself with bad emotions. Deep breathing increase more oxygen to flow into your body and stimulates your nervous system to calm your nerves. But taking deep breath doesn’t shows instant effects, it needs to be praticed day by day and you will feel the difference! A research from NCPI shows having diaphragmatic breathing has important implications for health promotion in healthy individuals.
Brief Mindfulness Meditation is also a scientific proven method to improve emotions processing from a study by Frontiers in Neuroscience. They pointed out it was able to improve emotion processing without any negative effect on the emotions of healthy practitioners. It can also be applied to the emotional self-care of healthy people and/or the emotional rehabilitation of patients with affective disorders.
Take a pause and observe your emotions is good for you to check-in to your mental and physical status. Start writing down the emotions which can be an emotions outlet for you to observe and figure ways to overcome them. You can also talk about it with someone you trust or consult with therapist, you might see things from a different perspective and receive advises from them while letting out your emotions.
Hectic and busy life nowadays might get us overwhelmed with work, relationships and emotions. And somehow we lost ourselves and forget to give the right love to our mind body but to cater to others. You only live once, why recharge yourself with proper emotions outlets and make your days a looking forward and full of positivity? Your life attitude determines your life satisfaction, let's don't push ourselves to the emotion limits and take a small break if you need it!