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Staying Calm On Board The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Life.

February 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comThey say life is like a rollercoaster. There are highs and lows. Moments when you’re so excited you could burst followed by periods when you’re terrified of what’s to come next. The unpredictability of life is what makes it so spectacular. It’s exciting to know that tomorrow probably won’t be the same as today, but it can also be unnerving. We all have emotions, and sometimes, it’s much easier to cope with them than others. If you’re struggling to keep your emotions in check, here are some tips to help you stay calm on the emotional rollercoaster of life.

Manage your time

One of the most common reasons we feel like we’re losing control is a lack of time. There are days when it seems like there aren’t enough hours to get everything done, and hours seem like seconds. We live hectic lives these days, and this can contribute to stress, frustration, and mental exhaustion. If time is an issue for you, try and be more proactive when it comes to scheduling. Make sure you have control of your diary and don’t feel like you have to say yes to everybody. If you can’t physically take on any more work or you can’t help your sister out with babysitting or offer a friend help with moving house, don’t say yes, and then spend the next few days regretting it. It’s good to work hard and be a supportive friend or relative, but you have to find the right balance.

Channel your creativity

If you enjoy being creative, this can be really beneficial for your mental health. You don’t have to be a maestro of the arts or an award-winning writer to reap the rewards of channelling your creativity. Many of us bottle up emotions, and this makes it difficult for us to process them, and control them. Creative activities, such as writing, playing music, drawing or painting, enable us to express ourselves in a way, which we find enjoyable. You don’t have to sit in a room with a therapist and talk about your feelings to be able to manage them. This approach works really well for some people, but it’s not for everyone. If you’d rather write your thoughts down or put your emotions into a song, you’ll find that this helps you no end.

Meditate

Meditation is an ancient practice, which can help you to cope with stress and anxiety, and enable you to clear your mind and think more rationally. When you meditate, you can take yourself to a place far away from your desk at work or the crowded bus that takes you home each evening. You can escape the daily grind, and find peace. Even if it’s only for a moment, meditation can reinvigorate you, as well as making you feel calm and relaxed. According to blogs like meditative wisdom, meditation is proven to reduce your risk of mental health problems, and it can be a really effective means of helping you deal with your emotions, even at times when you’re not actively trying to meditate.

In this crazy life, it can be tough to stay calm. However, there are ways of coping with emotional outbursts and finding peace.

Staff Writer; Paula Poole


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