Emotions are a normal and healthy part of your internal world. They are internal feelings and reactions that you experience in relation to things that happen to or around you. It’s normal to struggle with your emotions at times and everyone has this experience. However, if you have difficulties managing your emotions for a long period of time, it can lead to mental health problems.
There are lots of things you can do to help manage your emotions. Here are some handy tips and resources that may help if you are struggling in this area.
This information sheet provides some quick, practical strategies for managing distressing emotions in the moment.
Emotions are a big part of life for us all. In any day we can experience many different emotions that come with their highs and lows. Some of these are easy to deal with, while others are more intense and difficult to manage. It’s normal to struggle with your emotions at times, and everyone has this experience. However, if you have difficulties managing your emotions for a long period of time, it can lead to mental health problems.
This leaflet aims to suggest introductions to alternative, healthier ways of coping, but like with anything else in real life, it’s not easy or a quick fix – it has to be worked consistently hard at, and the only certainty is that it takes a lot of practice, practice, practice!
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