Managing emotions

This tool will help you manage your emotions so you can stay focused and in control. Having skills to effectively manage your emotions will help you deal with intense feelings, even if they strike unexpectedly.

Managing emotions means having the skills to deal with your emotions before they become overwhelming and stop you from taking positive action. It's best to familiarise yourself with these tools when you're feeling calm so you're ready to use them when emotions are high.

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Identify unhelpful emotions

Being able to identify emotions early on is the first step in dealing with them effectively. Noticing an unhelpful emotion as it is building up makes it easier to manage and stay focused on what is important.

Which emotion do you want to learn to better manage now?

What are the first few things you notice as this emotion builds up? What are your warning signs?