Managing Your Emotions: A Guide to Emotional Well-being

Coping with our emotions can be overwhelming, especially when we feel like they have control over us. Our emotions can either bring us joy or pain, but the way we manage them is what makes all the difference. When we learn to respond to our emotional triggers mindfully, we can find more balance, peace, and positivity. In this blog post, we’ll explore some practical strategies to help you manage your emotions thoughtfully and effectively.


Identify your emotions:

The first step towards mindful emotional management is identifying what triggers our emotions. It’s essential to learn how to recognize our emotions, understand them, and acknowledge them without judging them. Next time you feel an intense emotion, take a moment to describe it. Is it happiness, anger, sadness, fear, or surprise? Understanding the origin of your emotion can help you find healthy ways to cope with them.


Practice mindfulness:

Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment, without judgement. Practising mindfulness involves paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without reacting to them. Mindfulness can help us find balance and clarity, even amidst overwhelming emotions. It can be done through various techniques like breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga.


Develop emotional intelligence:

Emotional intelligence is how we understand, regulate, and express our emotions. When we have a good grasp of emotional intelligence, we can manage our emotions better, and we can also understand how others feel. Developing emotional intelligence involves taking time to identify and understand your emotions, learning about the emotions of others, and finding healthy ways to express them.



Writing down our thoughts and feelings can be an excellent tool for emotional well-being. Journaling allows us to reflect on our emotions, gain insight into them, and find healthy ways to cope with them. It’s an opportunity to write down what’s on your mind and release any negative emotions you may be holding onto.


Mindfully managing our emotions is an essential skill that can improve our emotional well-being and help us lead a healthier, happier life. By identifying our emotions, practising mindfulness, developing emotional intelligence and journaling – we can find healthy ways to cope with our emotions. Remember, emotions are a natural part of our human experience, and it’s okay to feel them. What matters most is how we respond to them. By embracing our emotions and learning to manage them mindfully, we can live a more fulfilled, peaceful life.


Want to know more? Discover more about the benefits of scientific mindfulness meditation for self-compassion in Dr. Elise Bialylew’s book The Happiness Plan 💛


"If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in.."




Elise Bialylew is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan, and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. She was recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence.

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