Emotional regulation has become a key factor in our work life (and personal life, of course). I think it is well known. But how difficult it is to do it when feelings are strong or we feel under pressure or effort ? Especially in the work environment . Our usual response is to act “as if nothing happened” but the storm goes on inside.
One reason is because they are not socially accepted but also because we don’t know how to do it. ourselves with something else “it will pass”, we say to ourselves. After all, emotional regulation is not a subject we learn at school and we often lack an emotional vocabulary. However, studies (Butler, 2003) reveal that , but in the case of suppression they can actually harm us by increasing stress levels, impairing memory and negatively impacting others around us. and admitting the emotion (simply saying “I feel angry”) to a more positive one. The latter two slow down the energetic drain of negative emotions but have also been measured to have positive effects on memory, learning and a more objective perception that allows us to respond more appropriately, ?