Finding Your Inner Peace: 3 Ways to Manage Your Emotional Reactivity
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lose touch with our inner peace. Emotional reactivity, or the tendency to react strongly to stressors and emotions, can be a major barrier to finding inner peace. But there are ways to manage emotional reactivity and find peace within ourselves. In this blog post, we’ll explore three ways to manage emotional reactivity and find inner peace.
Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and observing our thoughts and emotions without judgment. This can help us to become more aware of our emotions and reactions, and to respond to them in a more measured way. Try incorporating mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga into your daily routine.
Learn to manage stress. Stress is one of the biggest triggers for emotional reactivity. By learning to manage stress, we can reduce our emotional reactivity. Try incorporating stress-management techniques such as exercise, journaling, or therapy into your routine.
Cultivate self-compassion. Self-compassion is key to managing emotional reactivity. It’s easy to be hard on ourselves when we react strongly to emotions, but self-compassion is about being kind and understanding towards ourselves. Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can with what you have and that it’s normal to make mistakes.
Emotional reactivity can be a major barrier to finding inner peace. But by incorporating mindfulness practices, learning to manage stress, and cultivating self-compassion, we can learn to manage our emotions in a more measured way and find peace within ourselves. Remember to be patient and compassionate with yourself, inner peace takes time and effort to cultivate.
Jenmarie Eadie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering women to take control of their mental health by finding balance and inner peace in the midst of perfectionism and anxiety. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State with a concentration in Behavioral Health. Her proudest accomplishment is following her dream of opening up a practice focused on helping high-achieving, goal-oriented women. She currently serves women in California and Oregon (CA LCSW# 66634 and OR# L13328).