Overwhelming Emotions

DAY 26 of 30 Little Steps

Overwhelming Emotions

There are always going to be times when things get emotional. Some people are simply more emotional than others. Often, during times of stress, we become more sensitive to emotions and find them harder to control.

Being emotional can be seen as a sign of weakness, other times it's a sign of great strength and being in touch. Bottling up emotions can be very bad for your mental health too. So it would seem that finding the right balance would be better for you, rather than one of the extremes.

Dissociation: the action of disconnecting or separating or the state of being disconnected.

In less clinical terms, this simply means looking at your situations from a different view point. Getting a different perspective. If you weren't looking at something from your point of view, but from a 3rd parties, what would their summary of the situation be? Alternatively, change the time frame. In 5 years from now when you look back on this situation, will it be as emotionally charged? Will it still be so difficult?

Think of a time that you were emotional, and look back at it now. Was it as important as you believed at the time? Doing this 'in the moment' takes a bit of practice, so you might find it easier at first to do it just after an event.The better you get at it, the more likely you are to be able to do it during the event.