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25 Suggestions for Living a Contented Life by Managing Emotions, Part 1

Emotionally sensitive people react to events quickly and with intense emotions, and then have difficulty getting their emotional reactions to subside. Finding ways to manage emotions effectively can decrease the pain they experience.

Below are some suggestions for coping with intense emotions.

1. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps reduce anxiety and stress for everyone. Consider a way to practice mindfulness everyday that is easy to remember. Maybe mindfully brush your teeth or mindfully drink your coffee. Consider using a bracelet or a sticky note to remind yourself.

2: Play. If possible, find a way to laugh today. Be silly. Giggle. Dance, watch a comedy, run in the park, buy a balloon, dabble with paints, gather friends for games or play games designed for one player. Just for a few minutes. Enjoy a simple pleasure and focus completely on the activity – not on your concerns.

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25 Suggestions for Living a Contented Life by Managing Emotions, Part 1

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  1. I liked this list. I think most people experience less of the urgency and panic than me. I haven’t found an off switch for it except to work with someone who is more calm than me.

    Getting agitated and panicky doesn’t actually make anyone less efficient, unless you get two agitatated people who dislike each other on the same project.

  2. Sing in the choir at your church! It is the most fun thing in the world.

  3. Do something creative, like creating a dream board, making a collage, or a card for a friend….even better – find a friend to do it with you! Or cook a meal for a friend. Or stay home and sit on the couch and read a good book.

  4. Excellent suggestions. We are just beginning to learn the positive effects of gratitude and mindfulness. I like the above suggestion of doing something artistic. It is very calming, also.


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