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How do you control your reactions?
Here are some pointers to get you started.
- Take a look at the impact of your emotions. Intense emotions aren’t all bad.
- Aim for regulation, not repression.
- Identify what you’re feeling.
- Accept your emotions — all of them.
- Keep a mood journal.
- Take a deep breath.
- Know when to express yourself.
- Give yourself some space.
What are examples of emotional responses?
These may include hurt, confusion, anger, fear, surprise, or embarrassment. We react to strong emotional responses in a variety of ways, some helpful, and others not.
How do you manage emotions in a positive way?
Exercise: this releases reward and pleasure chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, which makes you feel better. Being fit also makes you healthier, which helps in managing emotions. Be kind to others, because this helps stop you worrying about yourself. Be open and accept what is going on around you.
What does managing your feelings and emotions mean?
Managing emotional reactions means choosing how and when to express the emotions we feel. People who do a good job of managing emotions know that it’s healthy to express their feelings — but that it matters how (and when) they express them.
How do you respond rather than react?
Top 7 Ways to Practice Thoughtful Response and Avoid Hasty Reactions:
- Train and Plan.
- Get Perspective.
- Mindfulness – Considering the 360° View.
- Manage Emotions Balanced with Facts.
- Pause and Breathe.
- Consider the Consequences of your Choices.
How do you respond to changes in the things around you?
Thriving through change.
- Learn patience. Generally, things do not happen overnight.
- Be persistent. It’s easy to want to give up, especially when things are not going your way, or are even looking glum.
- Be practical.
- Be positive.
- Have a purpose.
How do you respond to an emotional message?
It’s best to breathe, stay calm, listen, and summarize what they say so you both understand what happened. Then ask what they need from you now. Of course, if you feel you are at risk of being harmed, find a way to remove yourself as soon as possible.
How do we respond and adapt to stress?
The fight-or-flight response is also recognized as the first stage of the General Adaptation Syndrome….Here are a few examples of such bodily changes:
- Heart rate increases.
- Blood pressure increases.
- Blood sugar (i.e. glucose) levels rise.
- Respiration rate increases.
- Muscles tense up.
- Perspiration increases.
- Pupils dilate.
How do you accept emotions?
Steps to Accepting Your Feelings
- Recognize your feelings; do not try to ignore them.
- Talk with your family.
- Talk with others.
- Take emotional health breaks.
- Make the most of your time.
- Evaluate your situation.
- Recognize the need for professional help.
How do you acknowledge your emotions?
Here are some things to try:
- Notice and name your feelings. To start, just notice how you feel as things happen.
- Track one emotion. Pick one emotion — like joy.
- Learn new words for feelings. How many different feelings can you name?
- Keep a feelings journal.
- Notice feelings in art, songs, and movies.
What are emotional responses?
an emotional reaction, such as happiness, fear, or sadness, to a given stimulus.
How do you respond without emotions?
How to be less emotionally reactive
- Start with mindfulness. Between stimulus and response there is a space.
- Identify what you’re feeling. There’s a popular and proven strategy for handling big emotions called “Name it to Tame it”.
- Focus on what matters most.
- Count to 10.
- Respond, don’t react.
By definition, a reaction is “an action performed or a feeling experienced in response to a situation or event.” You can even tell how closely the two terms are related due to the fact that the official definition of reaction includes the word response. However, for the most part, reaction is viewed negatively from a mindfulness perspective.
What’s the best way to respond to a situation?
They are reactions. We react with little thought, quickly, and usually from a place of negative emotions. In order to best handle present situations we have to become conscious of the moment and to our inner workings. In doing so, we respond. Responses are made with time and thought in a calm manner.
What happens when you reflect on your response?
Reflecting can also give you a chance to weigh up if your response affected anyone else. You may realise that you need to apologise to someone for how you responded in the moment.
When to notice how you react to things?
Notice when something comes up that sparks a response you don’t want to have. For example, if you get a low mark back on an assignment, or if a sibling really annoys you – pause for a second before you let your natural reaction take over. How is this situation making me feel?