Do you have mood swings or emotions that seem to come out of no where? Let's face it ... you may not always like your "emotions", or how they treat you ... however, emotions are important for your every day activities. They can:
- help motivate you to act
- help you avoid dangers
- help you make decisions
- help you understand others and vice versa
Managing your emotions involves knowing what is triggering them ... what is the reason for a particular emotion. There is not a one-way-fixes-all when it comes to emotions. Figuring out the triggers will determine what options are presented for being the BOSS of your emotions. This will require your time and self-examination.
- Lack of sleep
- irritable/easy to anger - waking up "on the wrong side of the bed"
- Lack of exercise
- Unhealthy diet - "like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets premium fuel"
- what you eat directly affects the structure/function of your brain and your mood
- high glycemic foods and carbs increase depression
- gluten has a direct affect on the brain and your mood
- Stress (response to something specific that eventually goes away)
- major life events and big changes
- loss of a loved one including pets
- relationship breakups
- for your past self
- Mental Health
- bipolar disorder
- anxiety - chronic prolonged worry for no obvious external reason
- PTSD or complex PTSD
How to be the BOSS of your emotions
- Different methods of therapy
- cognitive behavioral therapy
- emotional regulation therapy
- Have a consistent bedtime
- Regular exercise
- Healthy diet
- Reframe your thoughts ... ask yourself:
- What am I feeling right now?
- What happened to make me feel this way?
- Does the situation have a different explanation that might make sense?
- What do I want to do about these feelings?
- Is there a better way of coping with them?
- Accept ALL of your emotions - they are just messengers - it is important to find the balance between "overwhelm" and "zero" or no emotions. Being a BOSS does not mean eliminating emotions as if they were insignificant and can just be swept under the rug.
- Keep a mood journal
- Deep breathe
- Know when to "appropriately" express yourself - This does not mean emotions should be suppressed. There is an appropriate time and place for emotions to be successfully expressed.
To be the BOSS of your emotions is to manage them in a way that brings "balance" ... not overwhelm, but not zero or no emotions either. Research has shown essential oils to be helpful for hormone imbalance, stress, anxiety and other emotional situations ... including traumatic events. There is science behind how your body determines which oil you respond best to. Want to learn more? Click here to get on the list for my next free event ... Emotions, Science and Essential Oils.