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How can I stabilize my emotions?

15 Answers
Last Updated: 08/10/2021 at 6:36am
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Lisa Meighan, BSc Psychology (Honours)


Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.

Top Rated Answers
January 26th, 2015 11:44am
Expert advice can be helpful with CBT and DBT program's you can learn ways to manage and understand the things that are having a impact on your emotions !
May 5th, 2015 4:48am
Don't. Doing this too much will just make you feel numb all the time. While that might seem better than feeling pain after a while you will hurt yourself just to feel again. It's ok to take the reigns from time to time when you are angry. But doing this to keep from feeling sad will usually end badly. Instead i find that looking at the emotion like it is a physical thing helps. Figure out what it is trying to tell you and why can turn destructive emotional swings into productive tools to help you manage your life.
May 14th, 2015 3:03am
To stabilize emotions, one needs to have a positive outlook for everything around. Once you're trying to look at things positively, you'll be able to stabilize your emotions.
November 30th, 2015 1:11am
I have to concentrate on myself. Only i can reach my own happiness. Focusing on growing on the inside and on the outside helps me rebalance my life.
February 14th, 2015 2:14pm
Stabilizing your emotions is a very difficult, personal thing. For me it helps to have a schedule every day and stick to it. If I know what I need to do from when I wake up to when I go to bed I feel less anxious, which makes all my other emotions a little easier to manage.
September 10th, 2015 8:56pm
If you are having trouble with your emotions then perhaps you can talk with someone you trust or a trained counselor or therapist who can help you figure out what to do and how to sort them out.
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November 13th, 2015 9:55am
Emotions are really tricky, it can be managed by your hormones to your surrounding factors. It is not really possible for you to stabilize either 1 causes. The only thing you can do is go through the emotions in your own space and time.
February 22nd, 2016 5:15pm
It's quite easy you should just balance your heart with your brain and do the best for the sake of your self and happiness and for others
July 26th, 2016 7:53am
You can stabalize your emotions by having stable people around you. If you want to be happy spend your time with happy people. Go out of your way to be happy. Have a plan on how to be happy,
August 9th, 2016 5:35am
In my personal experience I find that meditation and prayer is extremely helpful. Also talking with someone like a therapist will be beneficial.
October 18th, 2016 6:55pm
I can practice my yoga breathing, that steady, deep, throaty breathing. Being cognizant of my breath helps me stabilize my entire self.
October 25th, 2016 8:31pm
Practising some exercises, both physical and mental really does help a lot. And whenever I feel like loosing the grip over my emotions I try to get a hold on it and ponder on actually what I'm feeling. Feeling each and every cell of my nerves one by one. That is really soothing.
September 24th, 2018 5:10am
By accepting each and everyone of the emotions and not resist any. Let your emotions release and soon you will reach a point where you would have some peace and will be able to sort out your emotions. There are times when we can't balance our emotions but that is merely because we are in that situation and due to the overloading of emotions. But once we express them we can come to a better solution as well as better plans to balance them. For once and for all face those emotions ...that would help getting over most of them and you will pass the exhaustion state.
September 15th, 2020 6:50am
I had never heard the term "emotional self-regulation" before my mid-20s, but as soon as I learned what it was about, I knew it was something I never knew I needed. The topic of emotional self-regulation begged the question: What does stable emotions (and behavior) look and feel like? Many people who struggle with stabilizing emotions have not yet had stable "emotional role models," so to speak, in their lives. My path to learning to emulate emotional stability began simply with researching the topic online and observing people around me who have qualities I associate with stability, particularly if they would respond to a stressor, annoyance, or trigger differently (read: more graciously) than I did. Over time, I grew more conscious of when an emotional storm was rolling in, and I developed the ability to remain outwardly calm while it roiled inside, all while knowing it would soon pass and be resolved in due time. They always are, even if it takes years. Much of the time, it was not even things happening in real-time that upset me; much more likely, it was a painful past memory that ignited the pain and anguish leading to negative emotional states.
August 10th, 2021 6:36am
Ground yourself by doing your best to clear your mind. It's not so much stabilizing your emotions but rather your reactions. Take some deep breathes, take a small break, make sure to eat healthy and drink water, take care of your physical health. Keeping a journal of what triggers negative emotions, and keeping tabs on what makes you happy. There are also professionals to help you discover some of the reasons and solutions to emotional stability. There is also no shame in seeing a psychiatrist because there may be chemical imbalances causing instability in emotions as well. Professionals will always be helpful in a journey of wellness. It's best to take it at all angles.