How To Manage Your Emotions Better If You’re A Sensitive Person
Copy Editor, POPxo
Do you find yourself amidst emotional turbulence way too often? ‘Coz you overthink? Or maybe you take things a bit too personally? If yes, then you definitely fall into the category of the sensitive ones! If you generally get too emotional and have no clue how to deal with it, fret not, we’ve got a few ways to help you out...
1. Stop trying to “fix” your sensitive nature!
Being sensitive is a natural temperament trait, it’s a part of who you are - and you’re amazing! You don’t need to fix your sensitive nature, you just need to fix your inability to deal with it! Once you accept who you are, you’ll find it easier to deal with your emotions.
2. Resist the temptation to seek solace in melancholic, dark music.
Remember the times when something goes wrong and you’re angry with the whole world, and you resort to that gloomy playlist you’ve saved for such dark days? Well, you need to replace it with a peppy one! Fight the urge to go back to dark music ‘coz it would only accelerate your already overflowing emotions!
3. Don’t let people take you for granted!
Sensitive people are kind and generous. Their soft and shy attitude often gets misunderstood as a sign of weakness and people often take them for granted. You need to stop giving people this power over you because being taken for granted is possibly one of the reasons behind that emotional mess in your mind!
4. Bottling up your emotions ain’t gonna help at all!
Suppressing your emotions for long may lead you to sudden emotional outbursts! The only way to declutter these emotions is to experience them. But this doesn’t mean that you stab the person you’re angry with! Communicate what you’re feeling is what we mean here.
5. Bond with people that have a similar sensitivity level.
In life, you’ll come across a lot of people who are just as sensitive as you. Spending time with them will make you feel better and you would realise that you’re not the only sensitive soul out there. You might also get to learn a few tips and tricks to control unruly emotions from them!
If you have a hobby, great - if you don’t, then find one and go after it! It can be anything random as long as it refreshes you and makes you feel happy. Hobbies help you gain a better sense of control over your overly active emotions. Sensitive people are creative by nature, so why not put that creativity to some use?!
7. Lastly, remind yourself that being emotional is not a bad thing.
People would often try to pull you down by throwing phrases like “You’re too sensitive!”, as if that’s a bad thing! Trust us, it’s NOT! Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about being sensitive! So what if you feel a bit too much? It’s okay, you just need a better grip over your emotions and it will happen eventually!