Simple Guidelines For Achieving Emotional Stability
Emotional stability, mental strength and overall psychological well-being are a prerogative for a healthy personality, fulfilling lifestyle and quality interactions with other human beings. Still, preserving a cool head and control over your own mood and reactions to everyday stressors is not always easy, and sometimes it may even seem downright unfeasible. However psychologically strong, caring and supportive a person you may be, you’re bound to experience negative emotions like sorrow, anger and fear in extremely stressful situations, and in case of extended periods of intense stress, your positive mental attitude may go to shambles. In such cases, knowing how to take care of yourself is essential for both your own sake and the sake of other people around you - because you will not be able to do any good for anyone you love or care about unless you help yourself first.
Clean up your backyard: Identify your emotional triggers
In times of pressure, trouble and conflict, the best way to handle triggers of negative mental attitudes or extreme emotional reactions to external factors is to acknowledge your feelings and emotions and try and identify the deeper reasons for them. Remember: there are always two sides to a coin, and odds are a good share of stress comes from your own unsolved internal struggles or issues which hastily respond to external factors. If you want to maintain a healthy relationship with people and help other human beings grow, prosper and develop, you should set an example for them by your own behavior – and the only true way to do that is to be aware of your own emotional triggers, make your personality more resilient and less sensitive to tension and work toward assuming control over your response to stressors.
Take action: The link between physical and psychological well-being
Though your response to emotionally destabilizing situations may be 100% justified in some cases, it does not mean that experiencing intense negative emotions in regular intervals is good for your health. In some circumstances, eliminating external stressors may not be feasible, which can cause prolonged periods of anxiety, depression, concerns or anger, all of which can impact the interpersonal aspect and lead to deterioration on more than one plane of your life. If you can’t oust sources of stress and anxiety, shift your focus: instead of spending hours and days brooding over problems, take a break from tension through physical activity and channel your frustration in a constructive manner instead of allowing it to turn against yourself and potentially cause a serious illness or chronic condition. It’s a well-known fact that people who exercise or do sports regularly are more emotionally stable, optimistic, healthy and capable of handling their negative emotions, and are more likely to be a source of strength, support and comfort for others as well.
The power of creativity: Crafts and hobbies in combating stress
Recent research has shown that creative people live longer and are also more open-minded, optimistic, friendly and capable of handling everyday stress without major energy losses. To promote your emotional well-being and mental health, think about activities that inspire you and hobbies you find rewarding or fulfilling and then take action. From DIY home projects, gardening, cooking and collecting stamps to knitting, sewing, painting and writing, room for exciting leisure activities springs endless, so find what you love and let it make you grow – because only if you feel good about yourself can you help others feel good about themselves too.
Rest, recharge, repeat: Cut yourself some slack
In case you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work, perhaps it would be best for you to set aside some time to replenish your internal batteries in one of the relaxing and energizing health resorts. In the modern success - and money-driven world, decent rest is a need, not luxury, so grant yourself a break now and again unless you want your psychological fortress to shatter to bits and potentially even affect your family, friends and loved ones. Allow yourself the time to recover from work, stress and problems – once you feel relaxed and at ease with yourself, you’ll be more likely to help others feel good too, and you’ll also be psychologically better prepared to handle unpleasant daily experiences, stress and worries.
Olivia Still, is a blogger, fitness enthusiast, traveler, and businesswoman in search for inner peace. She is constantly trying to improve herself in all aspects of her existence and are happy to share some of her journey with anyone willing to listen.