Emotional regulation is a skill that involves managing one’s own emotions in different situations. It can help people cope with Stress, improve their well-being, and achieve their goals. Some examples of Emotional regulation strategies are:
– Cognitive reappraisal: changing the way one thinks about a situation to reduce its emotional impact.
– Expressive suppression: hiding or reducing the outward signs of emotion.
– Distraction: shifting one’s attention away from the emotion-provoking stimulus.
– Problem-solving: finding a way to resolve or prevent the cause of the emotion.
– Social support: seeking help or comfort from others who can empathize or offer advice.
Emotional regulation is not about avoiding or denying emotions, but rather choosing how and when to express them in a healthy and appropriate way.