3 Ways to Manage Your Emotional State
Here are 3 simple tips that can help you “interrupt the pattern” of a difficult emotional state.
1.Story – This is the story you are telling yourself about yourself or the situation or circumstance you are in.
2.State – This is the mental and emotional state you experience with this problem.
3.Strategy – This is the actions and behaviours you use with this problem.
What’s a challenge or problem you’d like to make progress on?
Now identify ONE new:
Strategy you can implement. What can you do differently? What actions can you stop or start doing that will help?
Story you can tell yourself that changes the meaning you are putting on this situation.
State you can bring to this situation.
One of the most powerful, simple and fast ways to change your emotional state is to change your physiology.
Do you notice when someone is sad or upset they tend to look down and speak more quietly and softly and most of all their upper body is hunched over compared to when you see someone happy.
When you are in a happier more positive mood you tend to look up and speak louder and faster and your upper body is upright and straight.To feel better be sure to move your body the way you do when you are experiencing positive happy emotions.