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Feeling Lost in a Sea of Emotions? How You Can Find Calm Amidst the Storm

Do you find yourself drowning in emotions that feel like they're taking over your life? Maybe you feel like you're constantly on edge or often consumed by feelings of anger or sadness. It can be incredibly challenging to stay centered and grounded when you're experiencing intense emotions. However, there are ways to manage your emotions and find calm.

How do I stop feeling so emotional?

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Many people struggle with the fear of judgment and emotional overwhelm, which can hinder the pursuit of inner peace. To improve your mental well-being, you must face these challenges head-on. That's why I am excited to share practical techniques and valuable insights to help you overcome these emotions and find your inner sense of serenity. With these tools, you'll be well on your way to a happier, healthier life.

Fear of Judgement: Breaking Free From It’s Grip

The fear of judgment is a common feeling of anxiety or worry that people experience when they believe they are being evaluated or criticized by others. This fear can affect people of any age, gender, or background and may occur in various settings such as school, work, social events, or online.

The fear of judgment can be a significant obstacle to personal growth and inner peace, preventing people from achieving their goals, trying new things, or expressing themselves freely. It can also lead to feelings of self-doubt, low self-esteem, and social anxiety. Fear of judgment can create a harmful cycle of avoidance and procrastination, where people may avoid situations that trigger their fear and procrastinate on important tasks.

If you're struggling with the fear of judgment, there are several ways to overcome it and find inner peace. These include:

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. -Eckhart Tolle

Navigating Emotional Overwhelm: Tools For Coping and Thriving

In today's fast-paced world, it is common to feel emotionally overwhelmed. Emotional overwhelm is a state of being where an individual feels extremely stressed and unable to cope with their emotions. Identifying the signs and triggers of emotional overwhelm is crucial and is different for each of us, however, it is important to pay attention to your body and mind's reactions to stress and anxiety so you can identify how it may express itself in you. Some of the most common ways emotional overwhelm shows up includes:

  • feeling like everything is out of control

  • experiencing a racing heartbeat

  • having difficulty concentrating

  • feeling irritable or angry

  • having trouble sleeping.

By identifying how your body responds to stress, you can understand how to give yourself love in these moments to counteract and reshift your mood.

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. -Deepak Chopra

There are four primary emotional management techniques that I have personally tried and found to be extremely helpful in managing emotions and overcoming feelings of doubt and defeat.

1. Deep Breathing Exercises. When you breathe deeply, you are taking control of your body's natural response to stress. In high and tense moments, your body usually enters a flight or fight response, which elevates your heart rate and makes you overthink the situation. However, when you pause and breathe deeply, you are telling your body that it's okay to relax. This helps to soothe your mind and enables you to think clearly with sound judgment.

2. Meditation. Meditation is a powerful technique for regulating your emotions. It's no wonder that even celebrities swear by it! It provides space for you to feel your emotions while granting you permission to quiet your mind and relax. Meditation includes deep breathing, which has its benefits, but the real magic lies in its ability to transform your internal narrative. When you realize that you have control over your thoughts, you can change them and diminish the influence that certain thoughts have over your mental and emotional well-being. So, the next time you feel overwhelmed, find a safe and peaceful place, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and allow yourself to be guided back to a serene state.

3. Physical Exercise. It's a good idea to engage in physical exercise to manage emotional overwhelm. Going for a run, walk, or doing some cardio can help your brain release a chemical called endorphins, which naturally boost your mood and ease feelings of stress. Moreover, physical exercise can divert your attention away from what's troubling you and create space for you to work on your body goals.

4. Healthy Lifestyle Choices. Taking care of yourself is a powerful way to manage emotional overwhelm. By establishing healthy lifestyle habits such as getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and minimizing alcohol and caffeine intake, you can feel more in control of your emotions and life. Remember to take breaks from work and other stressors to relax and recharge. You deserve to prioritize your well-being.

Building Support Networks: Finding Allies on the Journey

Building a strong support network is essential for anyone navigating life's challenges. This is especially true for those facing difficult circumstances, such as a fear of judgment or other mental health issues. Seeking understanding and supportive connections is the first step to building a strong support system. Reach out to friends and family, join support groups, or connect with a therapist or another professional resource.

Although your mind may try to convince you, you’re not alone.

When seeking support, find allies who can provide a safe and non-judgmental space to share your experiences. This can be especially challenging for those who fear judgment or stigma, but there are resources available to help. Therapy can be a particularly effective tool for those struggling with fear of judgment, providing a confidential and supportive environment to explore and address these fears.

Building strong support networks and seeking professional resources can help individuals navigate the journey with greater ease and resilience. Remember, you are not alone in your struggles, and there are people and resources available to support you along the way.

Celebrating Progress and Success: Embracing the Journey

In life, it's essential to set achievable goals and milestones that help you track your progress and celebrate your successes. Celebrating progress and success is crucial as it enables you to acknowledge and appreciate your personal growth and achievements. By doing so, you can boost your self-confidence and create a positive attitude towards life.

Acknowledging and celebrating personal growth and achievements can be done in various ways, such as rewarding yourself, sharing your achievements with loved ones, or taking time to reflect on how far you've come. It's important to note that success is a journey and not a destination. Therefore, you should embrace the journey and take pride in the progress you've made.


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Dr. Amirah B. Abdullah

Amirah B. Abdullah, DrPH

A Mindfulness Coach with a passion for helping you build the muscle that influences everything you do. For Your Inner G is committed to helping individuals improve their mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being to support and encourage adulting success.

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