Many people say that you need to control your emotions. Like there is a need to look cool, calm, and composed in front of others. They are not wrong, but they are not completely right either.
We need to feel emotions; and if they are intense enough to be a block to our rationality, they shall be released as well, and the sooner the better.
Releasing emotions may be done in various ways- Slow and steadily, indirectly, directly, fast and abruptly, peacefully, violently, in a mixed manner.
Do you need to release and regulate emotions?? Yes, but you do not need to either release or regulate them. Release and regulation are not contradictory to each-other.
Do you need to adopt a pattern/way to release/regulate your emotions?? No. Although, you may prefer to adopt a particular pattern but it’s not a need to stick to only one way/manner to either release or regulate those emotions.
Different situations and different people strike/evoke different emotions and they can be released and/or regulated in different manners; and a same emotion can be released in different ways at different times in similar situations.
The target is to soothe your mind as per your requirement keeping in mind your time and energy level and again having a good control over your amygdala.
Don’t listen to one-directional limited and closed minded people’s advice when it comes to subjective terms like emotions, feelings, love, life, success, etc. Your way is the right way until it starts interfering with others’ right(s).Any contradictory contention is welcome but uneducated beliefs and replies through senseless posts on instagram etc. are unaccepted and barred.
(Note: I wrote this 16 hours ago but am sharing now. Clearing this so that readers know that I am in no way starting/continuing a streak of banter with the GASLIGHTING SHIT-SHOW of a TOXIC BITCH on instagram and/or wordpress and/or otherwise.)