Emotion Regulation: The Key to Emotional Health

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The author of the blog explained in great detail on how we are guided by our emotions. A lot of people are unable to control these emotions and could lead to depression and anxiety. This is called dysregulation, the feeling of poor understanding and negative reactivity to one’s emotional state. Through proper emotion regulation, we are able to adopt strategies and understandings of the world around us, which will lead to a healthier mental state.

Key Takeaways:

  • Poor emotion regulation (the way that we regulate or how we respond to our emotions) is now thought to be a key factor behind the development and maintenance of multiple psychological and emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
  • Poor emotion regulation (the way that we regulate or how we respond to our emotions) is now thought to be a key factor behind the development and maintenance of multiple psychological and emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
  • Emotion regulation is not about controlling or reducing your emotions, as much as it is about developing a flexible, accepting, and balanced approach to your emotions.

“Though our emotions are designed to guide us in directions that keep us safe and satisfied, this is not always the case. Oftentimes, instead of supporting us in leading the lives that we want to live, our emotions can seem to work against us, taking destructive control of our lives.”

http://www.anxietytherapysandiego.com/blog/2015/5/24/emotion-regulation-the-key-to-emotional-health

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