5 INSIGHTS ON HANDLING DIFFICULT EMOTIONS THAT ARE HOLDING US BACK
Emotions can be difficult to manage. Some people feel overwhelmed by them and try to suppress their feelings, but this response can leave them disconnected from their emotions. Others get so caught up in them that they find it hard to separate themselves from the emotion.
The good news is that there are effective ways to help manage your emotions. The first step is to recognize when you are having an emotional reaction—that is, when you’re feeling a certain way or experiencing certain thoughts or sensations—and ask yourself what caused it. Once you’ve identified what triggered your reaction, you can make adjustments to prevent similar situations from occurring again in the future.
For example, if someone says something hurtful to me, I may feel angry or sad for days after the incident. But if I recognize that my feelings were triggered by something else—like the fact that they were talking about their week instead of making small talk—then I can take steps to prevent myself from being hurt again by being prepared with a response before anything happens next time around!
THE FIVE INSIGHTS
First Insight: It is impossible to control our feelings directly. This means that while we may feel a certain way, we actually do not have any control over these feelings.
Feelings are usually caused by stimuli that we receive from outside, such as a person’s words, actions, or the environment itself (such as being hot or cold). Feelings are also caused internally by a person’s thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.
We can only take action on the things we can control, which means that we don’t have any direct influence over our feelings in this particular situation.
Second Insight: To live a more balanced life, we must be able to accept our feelings as they arise. We cannot control our emotions, so it is important to accept them for what they are and allow them to serve us in some way.
You may have heard that it’s best to “be with” your feelings. While this is true, it’s also important to recognize when your emotions are telling you something you can’t ignore. When you feel like something is wrong, it’s time to take action. If you’re afraid of something, don’t be afraid of facing it—do whatever needs doing in order to make yourself feel more comfortable and safe.
Third Insight: We all have feelings that make us feel uncomfortable, and we often have no idea why we feel the way we do. Instead of becoming hard on ourselves for having a negative emotion or trying to get rid of it, try asking yourself if there is something that you can learn from it.
Maybe you’re feeling anxious because you’re about to take an important exam, or you’re sad because someone close to you is leaving town for a long period of time. You’re worried about losing your job and how that will affect your family’s financial security.
The point is this: We all experience emotions that we don’t understand—and they often lead us down dark paths. But by asking yourself whether there are any benefits to your current emotional state, or by thinking through what might happen if those feelings were replaced with something more positive (like excitement), you can begin to change the way your brain responds to certain situations.
Fourth Insight: When it comes to our emotions, we can’t always avoid them. We may try to suppress them, but they will always find a way to show up. And when they do, it’s important that we don’t let ourselves get carried away by them.
Sometimes feelings fade fast—they’re just like a paper cut that heals on its own when left alone. Other times, though—when you think about how happy you were when something happened or how upset you are now that it’s gone—it can take a while for the feelings to fade.
So the best thing to do is just know that feelings will fade over time and try not to think about them too much.
Fifth Insight: Our feelings can be influenced indirectly by our will. The most important thing to know about this is that we don’t have direct control over our feelings, but we can influence them through our behaviors and actions. One example of how this works is when you don’t feel motivated to work out, but still go to the gym because you have direct control over your behavior.
So if you want to lose weight or build muscle mass, for example, then start moving around more! You’ll notice that after a while you start wanting to exercise more often than not—after all, it’s a good habit that makes us feel better about ourselves and gives us purpose in life! The same goes for working out at the gym: even if it doesn’t feel like it at first (because of fatigue or other factors), just keep going with it until your body says enough already!
Will ketamine treatments help me control my emotional outbursts?
Ketamine is a safe and effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In fact, it’s been used for this purpose for decades.
The problem is that ketamine isn’t perfect—it can only help you to a certain extent. This is because ketamine infusions don’t give you the kind of insight into your emotions or events that result in particular emotions. Instead, they just treat those emotions as if they were diseases to be cured with drugs.
However, after an infusion with ketamine, many people have reported an increased desire to participate in activities that help them feel better about themselves and their reactions to life’s challenges. They’re able to see things from different perspectives, which can lead to new ways of interacting with others and even greater creativity in their work and personal lives.
If you’re interested in trying ketamine for depression or anxiety but aren’t sure how it will help you cope with stressors in your life, give DreamWork a call today!
You can control your emotions.
Yes, we agree. Emotions can be tricky, but they are a part of who we are as human beings, and they can be a help or a hindrance, depending on how we deal with them.
However, if you think about it, emotions are something we’re all familiar with—we’ve been dealing with them since the beginning of time. And while it may seem like they control us sometimes, there’s no reason to believe that’s actually true! They’re just an expression of how we feel at that moment in time and they don’t necessarily mean anything beyond what they feel like saying at that moment.
We can control our emotional responses by choosing how to react when our emotions get the best of us. For example: if you’re feeling angry, take a deep breath and think about what you want to do instead of reacting impulsively or attacking someone else, or making yourself feel worse about yourself for not being able to control your own emotions (all of which only make things worse).
And when it comes to dealing with negative feelings like anger or sadness? It doesn’t have to mean anything! Think about why you feel sad or angry—maybe it has nothing to do with other people or situations out there in the world—maybe it has everything.