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How can I stop being so overwhelmed by so many emotions?

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Last Updated: 11/01/2021 at 7:10pm
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Top Rated Answers
January 9th, 2015 7:50am
Put a name to the things you feel will help you feel more in control. Also, accepting difficult emotions as an okay and valid part of who you are rather than fighting them, will greatly diminish their power over you.
January 16th, 2015 10:52am
Maybe you're thinking about it wrong. You can't stop feeling emotions, and being overwhelmed by them is just how they sometimes manifest. You need to change your perspective, instead of trying to stop them, you need to learn to process them. Whenever you find yourself being overwhelmed, ask yourself why? Try and understand why you're overwhelmed. It's not always a bad thing.
April 13th, 2015 5:31am
Check out our Managing Emotions guide here on 7cupsoftea. I often turn to it when I find myself overwhelmed or lacking the words to properly describe how I'm feeling and what I'm experiencing
June 2nd, 2015 11:20pm
Don't overact , try to deal with one thing at a time. Try to understand what is the reason you're feeling that way.
April 24th, 2015 2:37pm
It's very difficult to stop being overwhelmed by your own emotions. I find that a good way to do it is to write down every feeling you have and if possible, the reason why you're feeling that way.
June 12th, 2015 5:58pm
understand your self pamper youself speak to people make your self confortable enjoy adn do only thing you want to do
June 29th, 2015 5:15pm
Being able to identify all those emotions, and choosing an appropriate strategy to deal with each one of them.
September 29th, 2015 3:41pm
don't take anything as a task, let go yourself at one emotion... if some others come, stay focus on the first, go throught it and find all details of this emotions and where is stored in your body
January 5th, 2016 12:19pm
i believe in keeping active whether its sport music drawing reading anything to distract your mind should help with that
April 18th, 2016 12:37am
Breathe. Breathe in, then exhale slowly, Repeat. Then take a moment to reflect on what is going on. Claim and call out the emotion. Hey! Frustration, leave me alone. I am allowed to feel frustrated but I will not let you own me!
July 12th, 2016 12:51am
Don't let your emotions consume you. Acknowledge each emotion you are feeling in that moment and embrace it.
August 8th, 2016 9:16pm
Label the emotions and prioritise them.. and ask yourself how to act upon them one by one.
November 13th, 2017 6:05pm
Emotional regulation exercises from DBT really help me. keeping a diary card of impulses and emotions throughout the day is part of it. Also, mindfulness exercises really help ground me when done regularly. They can be found on here and on Youtube and other parts of the net. Going for a walk and nature therapy all contribute to my well being. I also use essential oils and lavender, vanilla, and cinnamon help. I put them on my pulse points mixed with a carrier oil or put it in my diffuser. Holistic healing is the direction I want to go in helping me with my emotional problems but I also take medicine for bipolar 2 disorder. I have a therapist that I can process things with too. When I get angry I go for a walk. When I feel my emotions are out of control, I put on new age music and work on my jewelry that I make. I can get a lot done and I can think things out and use my hands in a positive way. I have empathy for people going through the same thing so I come on here sometimes to listen to people that need an ear although as a member I can take advantage of the many resources offered to me too. I'm so glad to find this site to give me hope, skills, and contact with people who help just by being there.
Anonymous - Expert in Managing Emotions
December 12th, 2017 3:20am
Emotions are meant to be dealt with from time to time. It is not advisable to keep your emotions to yourself and not express yourself. This is because this emotions will build up in you and it will start to resurface and it is too much for you to handle. It is always good to give yourself some me time to deal with the emotions you go through.
June 29th, 2020 9:46pm
What I personally do to stop being overwhelmed by my emotions, and that are actually helpful to a lot of other people is to try to be truly present again. You can achieve that state of "being here" by doing all kind of meditations. A lot of these are actually way easier than you would think. You can try to be mindful of your own body (body scan meditation) by focusing on your feelings. You can focus on your breath, especially by doing breathing exercises. The 12345 grounding technique allows you to focus on your surroundings. A lot of guided meditation resources exist on the internet, and informations on the methods previously listed!
November 1st, 2021 7:10pm
You basically can't until you learn how to control them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a useful source for some people to handle overthinking. You have to keep in mind though, not everybody is the same and not every therapist is right for you. Another thing that you can try is mindfulness methods or basic meditation. Because what is exhausting is not the thoughts that you can't control but the negative thoughts that you hooked over and over again. Being mindful is making you more aware of the present moment with present thoughts, not the ghosts from past or future worries.