Ladies Here Is How To Regulate Yourself Emotionally In A Relationship

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Women are not scientifically more sensitive than men, however, they are portrayed to be so through media and age-old stories for them to abide by them and ultimately fit into the roles set for them. While this is an issue, it s never a bad thing to be able to regulate your emotions effectively. So ladies, here are some ways you can do that. 

Being emotional or emotionally sensitive is mostly considered a bad thing. Most emotionally sensitive people and often women are ridiculed for feeling emotions more intensely in certain scenarios. Emotions are embedded in the fabric of life that we live in, they allow us to live our lives the way we do; they give life a sense of colour, and they allow us to ‘feel’ and build our lives. We build our lives with other people, and emotions play a huge role in it. One shouldn t be ashamed or made to feel that way because they have the ability to feel intensely. 

Emotions however do have the power to take over your mind and sometimes and result in in conflicts. If you feel like your emotions get the best of you and hamper your day-to-day interactions then that is something that you can try to work towards for your own well-being.  

What Does It Mean To Be ‘Emotional’

Being emotional or emotionally sensitive basically means you feel the same emotions as others around them, but you feel them more intensely. All emotions that you feel such as sadness, happiness, excitement, and everything are felt on an increased level with high intensity. You might get overwhelmed due to the same and may be sensitive to criticism. Being sensitive allows you to be empathetic with others and sympathize better. Feeling emotions more intensely than others has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Being overly emotional might make you question your partner and their activities and feel jealous on unhealthy levels. Balancing your emotions is a healthy way to cope with these feelings instead of dwelling on them and making it worse for both you and your partner. 

Some Strengths Of  Being Emotionally Sensitive  

  • Empathetic: you have heightened emotional awareness, allowing you  to connect with others on a deeper level and understand other people s emotions from their perspective. This permits you to bring comfort to the other person. 
  • Self-awareness allows people to introspect and reflect on their life with a greater sense of insight. You are extremely adept at detecting emotional signs from others.
  • Expression: Because you are aware of your own and others emotions, you are also skilled at expressing them to others.

Some Weaknesses Could Be

  • Vulnerability to being overwhelmed: you may be more prone to being overwhelmed by emotions than others around you who feel the same emotions as you. Finding emotional stability may become more difficult as a result, necessitating more effort.
  • Increased Reactivity: due to their heightened sensitivity, the chances of them reacting to a situation are higher than others as they may get triggered easily. This may result in larger emotional reactions that are sometimes disproportionate to the current situation.
  • Criticism Sensitivity: You may be more sensitive to criticism. You may take it personally, which may further affect their self-esteem and confidence.

Emotionally sensitive people can recognize and further use their strengths to regulate their emotions in a better manner. 

Ways You Can Regulate Your Emotions 

1. Identifying triggers: identifying triggers come to switch self-awareness, once an individual identifies their triggers, they can either avoid conversations that go in that direction or learn to accept them and find ways to better deal with them. 

2. Don’t dwell on negative emotions: it is very easy to dwell on negative emotions and make things worse than they are in your head. Try not to do this and have a solution-oriented point of view as opposed to an emotion-oriented point of view.  

3. Introspect on your emotions: think and respond to situations before you react to them. It is important for you to respond to situations post giving it a thought as opposed to going forward with the first reaction that you have.

4. Talk to your partner about this: tell your partner what you feel and let them know what bothers you. They might be able to help you and make you feel better with reassurance.

5. Take some time if you need to: if you feel like a situation is too taxing and you are unable to deal with it rationally, then simply take some time for yourself, away from your partner, think about things, and then respond to the situation mindfully. 

Other Things You Can Do 

1. Mindfulness & Meditation: Mindfulness activities allow an individual to introspect on their actions and thoughts without any judgment. Frequent mindfulness meditation helps to improve their self-awareness and manage emotions. These activities foster a sense of calmness and emotional stability by allowing people to be aware of their thoughts and emotions without getting overwhelmed by them.

2. Journaling: maintaining a journal is a comprehensive way to look back on the emotions that you felt, why you felt them, that is, the root cause of the triggers, and whether they were reasonable or not. This further allows you to guide yourself on a better path. 

3. Physical Activity: Engaging in regular physical activity is an effective way to manage your emotions. When you exercise, endorphins, the brain s natural mood-enhancing chemicals, are released. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and sadness, all of which are common problems for emotionally sensitive persons. Yoga, jogging, walking, or any other type of physical activity that you enjoy can help you regulate your emotions and improve your overall well-being

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