Emotional Wellbeing

How to Use Mindfulness to Address a Difficult Emotion

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Self-help gurus, physicians, authors, and other professionals frequently recommend mindfulness as a method for individuals to enhance their mental well-being due to its numerous applications.

This frequently emphasizes the long-term advantages of increasing awareness and presence. However, mindfulness can also be applied as a scalpel to address more urgent issues. Here, we’ll examine how it might be used, for example, to address particular emotions as they come up.

Grasping Emotions

Typically, our response to unpleasant feelings is to either try to “fight them” or try to suppress them. In an attempt to try and take away our emotions’ power over us, we can virtually say that we are “turning away” from them.

Unfortunately, as the emotions bubble up to the surface or as we frustrate ourselves attempting to fight them, this ultimately tends to make us more anxious or upset.

People occasionally become agitated. People occasionally lose their cool. However, even if all you are aware of is your situation, you might still be conscious of the possibility that your ideas could not be entirely objective. Additionally, you should hold onto the understanding that feelings pass. In other words, you shouldn’t take your views too seriously because you are currently experiencing anger. However, you will probably feel better after a few hours, and then everything will appear brighter once more.

This brings about a small but significant change. The world doesn’t look like a horrible place because you are upset about it anymore; instead, the world seems bad because you are upset about it. The distinction is that you are aware that belief is untrue now.

In Conclusion

Furthermore, by accepting and being conscious of your emotions in this way, you’ll be able to evaluate them by doing a virtual “debriefing” in which you’ll examine what caused them, how you responded to them, and what they caused you to consider and do. You’ll discover that you have greater control over your emotions the more you analyze and rationalize them.

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