February 07th, 2023
Another important part of emotional intelligence is self-regulation. According to Very Well Mind this means the ability to manage your emotions. Someone once said, 'your emotions are like a toddler, you can't let them drive and you can't put them in the boot.' Learning self-regulation is like teaching the toddler to drive. One way to develop self-regulation is to learn to distract yourself. The good thing about uncomfortable emotions is that they pass. Sometimes they last a long time but they don't last forever. When you use distraction to cope with emotional distress, it's like putting something in the fridge to cool it down. It's still there but it's not as hot. When you're at school or work it might be difficult to distract yourself. Here are some suggestions though it depends on your school policies:
Here are some ideas if you're at home:
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