We constantly fluctuate between emotions as the dynamics of our internal world interacts with external reality. It is a constant battle to keep our emotional states in equilibrium.

When the range of emotions felt become larger and the time in which emotional states change become shorter, it grows harder and harder to manage the transition. You can quickly feel out of control and feeling unsettled can quickly turn into feeling overwhelmed

Despite how it may feel at the time, these states do pass. They gradually become manageable and can be processed, allowing you to move through emotional states more smoothly. Your ability to do so improves with time and understanding, making the journey more manageable, comprehensible and less frequent.

In these situations, sometimes we need to stop and just be and try not to act in panic or make quick decisions to expunge the feeling of anxiety.

Cycle of Emotions

1. Calm, Content, Balanced, Understanding, Rational, Optimistic, Hopeful

2. Conflicted, Scatty, Unsettled, Uncertain, Indecisive

3. Anxious, Tense, Irrational, On Edge, Impatient, Pessimistic

4. Overwhelmed, Negative, Unhappy, Angry, Unmanageable, Intolerable, Depressed, Hatred



Being in a state of deep anxiety causes a cycle of emotions which have no structure or logical reasoning. This heightened emotional state leads to feeling overwhelmed and can feel like you are trapped in a vicious cycle which feels impossible to get out of. Your resources feel non-existent and you believe no one exists who can help.

In these situations, sometimes we need to stop and just be:

1. Let the thoughts run through you;

2. Do not try to act;

3. Be still;

4. Allow yourself time to process and adjust;

5. Revisit and reflect on the situation, event or feeling only when you feel calmer, have space to think and are in a more balanced mind set.


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