Everyone experiences emotional stress periodically; a knot in your stomach, frozen with fear; wanting to escape or feeling out of balance. When you feel these stressors you might become impulsive and notice that your emotions are influencing your actions; causing you to be irritable or short tempered, you need to find a way to gain your balance.
Being in a state of imbalance can lead to many impulsive behaviors such as: impulse buying, speaking before thinking or worse using food, alcohol, drugs or other substances to soothe or numb. It is beneficial to hold off on making decisions until you can bring your emotions into balance.
You can do things to calm your mind, settle your emotions, shift the stressors and remain increasingly tranquil no matter where you are, what you are doing or what is going on around you.
One good way to do this is to form an inner vision of tranquility that will balance and soothe your emotional disharmony. With your eyes closed, imagine a place that prompts you to feel peaceful and calm. Maybe you prefer to visualize a sandy beach, a park, botanical garden or a place you feel safe, a spot in your home or garden or a favorite vacation spot. See yourself sitting calmly and quietly in that place. Allow feelings of tranquility to engulf you. Embrace the calm atmosphere mentally, emotionally and physically. Then carry that feeling with you wherever you go.
Soothing mental visions will have a balancing effect on your mind and emotions. More often than not you forget you have the ability to manage your emotions by managing the power of your thoughts. By consciously choosing to create a soothing inner vision of peace and tranquility you will be able to let go of stressful thoughts and enjoy a deeper sense of relaxation. This exercise will also help soothe your emotions because you are immersing yourself in thoughts conducive to inner harmony. When you create a calm mind and balanced emotions, you can gain a great sense of balance over your circumstance and continue with your normal activities feeling refreshed and relaxed through it.
The one thing you will need to remember in managing the process is discipline and repetition (practice). Nothing becomes a habit until you make it a habit. Habits are formed through repetition (practice). Start practicing with no expectations and no judgment. As you practice you will notice some issues and situations are easier to manage than others. You might think you are doing something wrong – not necessarily. It is sometimes more difficult than you thought. However, it can be easier than you think too. The adage ‘practice makes perfect,’ applies.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings. https://drdorothy.net