Manage Emotions Before They Manage You

Learning to manage your emotions can be achieved

Emotion makes us human.

We describe someone lacking in emotion as robotic, cold, or inhumane.

We describe someone too emotional as dramatic, irrational, or unstable.

So, where’s the balance?

We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re going through a breakup, stressed about a deadline, or just stormed out of a fight. Maybe bitter words and comebacks preoccupy your thoughts, or you just can’t stop obsessing over what’s going to happen. But, you still have to show up to work or school and move forward. How?

Our minds are built to find this balance. We have the full potential and ability to control our actions and perceptions. Just as any other muscle needs exercising, emotional management just takes some practice (and a whole lot of patience).

We suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)—the most widely-researched and “gold standard” form of therapy.

CBT targets the connection between our thoughts and behaviors. The best part is that you can do it yourself!  It takes a hurtful, damaging thought or emotion and aims to overcome it to change and improve your life and behavior. Used by people fighting all different kind of battles, CBT can help you find that tricky balance of emotion and reason—to allow yourself to fully feel yet rationally decipher that feeling and act.

In the LIFE App's Mission #1: Identify and manage your thoughts, feelings, & behaviors, you can learn about the CBT process and how to do it yourself! We start with this because we believe that emotional intelligence and leadership skills that are so important in professional settings can only be built on a strong base of self-management.

Follow through and learn about emotional management and emotional health for a healthy mind, outlook, and foundation. Your journey is just one click away. Download for iOS today at

Angelie Rasmussen

Angelie Rasmussen is a student at Utah Valley University.

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