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Is it normal to feel so many emotions going through me all at once?

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Last Updated: 01/15/2019 at 10:03pm
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nicolehere
March 2nd, 2015 5:26am
It is most definitely normal to feel many emotions going through you all at once. I think everyone experiences this at sometime in their life. When many stressors pile up it can be very overwhelming. The best thing to do is break them down one by one. Something that works for me is writing down everything I am feeling and everything causing those feelings. Then one by one I accomplish small tasks relieving myself little by little. You will be able to get through it.
Erynn
March 11th, 2015 6:35am
Well, it really depends! It is common for people to experience lots of emotions, and lots of emotions all at once is a normal thing that can happen. HOWEVER sometimes our emotions are so strong, and/or we don't know what to do with them, that it can start interfering with our lives. If you find that the emotions you are struggling with are so constant or so strong that you are finding it hard to go about your daily life socially, economically, academically, etc... then you might want to start looking for ways to handle these emotions. You might look at coping skills online (DBT, CBT, coping skills, things to do when you feel __) or you could talk to a friend, family member, doctor, or counselor. If you are feeling like hurting yourself or someone else you might find it helpful to call a hotline, and if you are suicidal you can get support and help by calling a suicide hotline, going to the emergency room, or chatting online somewhere like iamalive.com.
Anonymous
January 25th, 2016 2:24pm
Of course its perfectly normal! Some situations lead to a huge mixture of emotions. But you should not make any reckless decissions in such a state of mind
Anonymous
November 5th, 2018 4:05pm
It really depends on what emotions we are going through. Positive? Or Negative? If we are going through a blend of Negative emotions then its not normal I think. Also if we only go through so many positive emotions at once, its not normal situation too. Rather Its normal to go through both positive and negative emotions all together, because its really natural that human being feel so! ;) So if we are going through a lot of negative emotions, we must stop, take a long breath and think what I am feeling and why I am feeling, is there any thing wrong? We should do that when we feel positive in many aspects too, because it may happen due to over confidence and over confidence sometimes makes sadness immediately after you happiness. So we must not get confused about the type of emotions. :)
happysloth
April 21st, 2015 2:10pm
Of course! Humans are so very complex, and our minds are wired to process tons and tons of information at once. Sometimes that means we feel a lot of things all at the same time. It can be overwhelming, but it's perfectly normal.
kindmusic
May 2nd, 2015 10:32pm
It is perfectly normal to feel mixed emotions. Different situations can make you feel different things, sometimes all at one time! It can be difficult to navigate through your different emotions, so don't be too hard on yourself! Just allow yourself to feel whatever it is you feel.
beautifulBabyCow10
June 15th, 2015 2:41am
I think it's natural to have many emotions occur at once. Sometimes, I get so caught up in my thoughts, I have what I call racing thoughts. And during this time I experience a lot of emotions at once.
SoftBlanket40
April 5th, 2016 1:02pm
Of course it is. The human experience is very very complex. And at times, we are showered with so many emotions it can be quite a task to even figure out what we are feeling exactly. But that's okay, it's part of being human. Sometimes, when that happens, it could be helpful to listen to your inner voice, accept it all, accept all that you're feeling, understand it bit by bit, and you've already walked half the way.
Anonymous
July 7th, 2015 3:16pm
yes very normal
CuddlyPancakes
July 27th, 2015 6:18am
Absolutely. Emotions are a lot of work and aren't always as simple and cut And dry as we'd like them to be. You can feel an overwhelming number of conflicting emotions at the same time. Just remember that at the end of the day everything is going to be alright! :)
Bella20
August 31st, 2015 3:03pm
Yes! That is totally normal. Don't worry about it. We can't just experience one emotion at a time because one triggers another and then that one triggers another and so on and so forth. But it extremely normal to feel a lot of emotions at once.
caringTree69
October 26th, 2015 5:51pm
there are many things going on in ones mind simultaneously hence its very common to have a mixed emotion
Greatlistener87
April 26th, 2016 2:38am
It is if you have a lot of things going on at the same time and you are stressed about it. Take one thing at a time and don't jump into anything at this times.
Anonymous
July 25th, 2016 5:31pm
We all are emotional balloons ready to burst.. Some manage them well than the others.. We just need to learn to manage them better.. Its perfectly normal :)
HopefulSong17
October 9th, 2017 2:40pm
Absolutely! Some situations are so overwhelming, generating sometime very contradictory feelings. They all make sense if you sit to sort them out. But sometimes when you're in the middle of it, it might be difficult to do it all by yourself. Having someone who is a good listener will make you feel supported and listened to. This will help you successfully overcome a situation.
Anonymous
January 15th, 2019 10:03pm
Hey! Yes, it is. Many experience the same and it's very common. One can for example feel both frustrated, sad and ashamed at the same time. It is always important to talk about your emotions. How can you handle your mix of emotions then? Read about it. After that, do something to help yourself. It could be simple things, find your way. If you need to talk about this with someone, don't hesitate to write to a listener here because we are here to help you. Take care of yourself and be proud of yourself and your emotions, no matter what.