How to Drive Emotional Self-Control with Essential Oils
What is Emotional self Control
Having emotional control takes practice; it’s a skill that you have to work to develop. It doesn’t just happen overnight. Developing emotional control is an important part of human development, as well.
In order to function as an adult in society, you have to have emotional intelligence and emotional control. Through this article, we’ll explore the topic of emotional control; what it is, how to strengthen it, and why you should bother.
What is emotional control?
The term “emotional control” is pretty self-explanatory; it refers to the skill that can be practiced, strengthened, and developed over time to help you keep yourself from making decisions you might later regret in the heat of your emotions. Having a strong sense of emotional control requires emotional intelligence, strength, perseverance, and self-awareness.
Emotional intelligence refers to your awareness of the emotions you’re experiencing, the signs that indicate how you’re feeling, and how to handle them appropriately and healthfully. Your emotional intelligence will help you to identify the emotions and help you determine an appropriate response when you need to control your emotions.
To exhibit emotional control, you have to have both emotional and physical strength. You have to be able to have the emotional strength to calmly analyze the situation and what you’re feeling so you can determine the most appropriate reaction. You also have to have the strength to admit you’re wrong if that’s what the situation calls for.
It’s often hard to confront those who have upset us, especially when they aren’t receptive to what we’re saying; it requires perseverance to ensure you handle the situation in a healthy manner for you wherein your emotions are under control and in check. It also takes perseverance to admit there is the potential for a problem within yourself.
Self-awareness is a crucial part of your emotional control; the two most important parts are emotional intelligence and self-awareness, though the other two play key roles as well. It requires self-awareness to identify there’s a problem to begin with, identify the emotion, and resolve the problem within yourself.
How can you strengthen your emotional control?
There are a number of ways in which you can strengthen your ability to control your emotions; it’s mostly done with practice and training but one of the most easy to do is with essential oils…
Aromatherapy is a natural therapies that offer nearly instant positive effects.
All you have to do is use an essential oil with mind-balancing properties and you could do the following:
- diffuse in a room
- use in your yoga practice
- combine with a carrier oil for a fragrant lotion
- drop into a bath
- sprinkle on your pillow before bed-time
- gently inhale before meditation
- use in massage therapy.
Here are 6 essential oils that balance raw emotions, improve mood, and bring clarity to your mind.
All citrus essential oils have a positive, uplifting effect on the mind that can come in handy when you’re feeling down in the dumps, but perhaps none is as powerful as lemon. Lemon essential oil can help combat the following negative feelings:
- and even grief.
About 2,000 years ago, frankincense was considered more valuable than gold for its incredible therapeutic properties. When you feel like your mind is all over the place and keeping negative thoughts at bay seems nearly impossible, look toward frankincense essential oil to help improve focus and boost concentration while minimizing irritability and restlessness.
Clary sage works to balance a wide range of negative emotions and may be especially helpful for women suffering from the effects of hormonal fluctuations during their menstrual cycles. Whether you’re feeling out of control due to anger and aggression or stressed out with excessive worry and anxiety, clary sage is a potent essential oil that can help.
Lavender is the most popular essential of all for its versatile uses and a wide range of healing properties—and this is especially true for its calming and relaxing effects on the mind. The aroma of lavender is powerful enough to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which govern’s the body’s “rest and digest” system. For everything from anxiety and panic, to mood swings and nervous tension, lavender can do some pretty remarkable things to help bring the mind and body back to equilibrium.
When you really need to get back in touch with your higher self so you can spread kindness and compassion while embodying love and joy, rose essential oil will help. Rose essential oil helps get rid of your worries and reduces self-centered feelings like jealousy and fear so you can open yourself up to the world around you.
Part of the citrus family, bergamot is another essential oil that’s well known for its mood-balancing properties. Use this uplifting essential oil anytime you’re dealing with emotional stress, anxiety, sadness, confusion, depression, or poor concentration to calm those feelings and give yourself a much needed emotional boost.
Of course, there are much more essential oils that can help you with a specific emotion… If you want to know more, or even consult my new book (Emotional Intelligence & Essential Oils,) just click here.
How about skills?
Of course, like any skill. The first way you can work to strengthen your emotions them is by making a diligent and noble effort to recognize your emotions and feelings. If you don’t know your triggers or your warning signs for certain emotions, you won’t be able to control them.
You can regularly practice by taking a minute to slow down and analyze your emotions when you start to notice yourself getting worked up in any way. Pay attention to how long it takes for the emotions to escalate, what triggered them specifically, and what seems to help to calm you down. Another good way to practice strengthening your emotional control is clearly expressing your feelings to those around you when necessary.
Make it a regular practice to clearly and calmly explain what you’re feeling and why you’re feeling it in a way that won’t hurt anyone else but helps to resolve the issue in a healthy way. This will also help to keep you from just bottling up things that truly bother you.
Emotional control is an important part of being a well-functioning adult in society. If you’re unsure if you have emotional self-control, you can ask yourself a few questions but to determine the true answer, you’ll have to be honest with yourself.
Do you often find yourself not expressing your emotions properly so that you have frequently feel overwhelmed?
Do your friends frequently tell you to calm down or curb their behavior to preserve your feelings?
Do you tend to overreact to situations?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to work on your emotional control.
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