How to strengthen your emotional immune system
Science has proven it and we feel it every day: emotions are contagious. The most extreme example is the confusion created by humans. If some people scream and run away, they create panic and turmoil for no apparent reason. The consequences can often be very unpleasant. So it’s important to strengthen your emotional immune system.
Without going to the extremes of the previous example, we check daily how contagious emotional states are. We owe it to mirror neurons, which imitate and appropriate the emotions of others. The behavior of the group affects the individual and, therefore, our best defense is to have an emotional immune system in good condition.
Some are more immune than others to the group’s mood. They can remain unshakable in the face of everything. The ability to resist these influences depends on the state of our emotional immune system. If we are strong, there is greater independence. If we are weaker, we will become “infected” more easily. So, how can we strengthen this system? We’ve put together some tips for you.
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Awareness strengthens your emotional immune system
It’s very good that we let ourselves be affected by the joy and optimism of others. What is not advisable is to allow stress, boredom or pessimism to hit us. Unfortunately, some negative emotions, such as anguish, infect us more easily than positive ones.
Starting to pay attention to ourselves is a way of strengthening the emotional immune system and preventing us from being carried away by the mood of others. What are the emotions that prevail in our daily lives? What emotions do we transmit to others?
Don’t be shy to “exaggerate” your good mood
The most advisable is to start by exercising more control over our emotions. Nothing is better for this than inducing positive mood. Keeping a good mood will make us stronger.
A valid technique is to exaggerate a little. Smile, even without meaning to. Thank the universe and life for everything, even if that everything is just small things that are in our daily lives. Be especially kind to those who would not normally treat you well. This strengthens our emotional immune system.
Avoid criticism and the power struggle
Nothing poisons emotions more than criticizing others and gossiping. This attitude is very negative. Today we criticize others and tomorrow we will be victims of it. Do not create heavy or negative environments.
The struggles for small powers also wear us out a lot. Being above others does not bring any real merit. We will always be above some and below others. It’s inevitable. On the other hand, with these struggles to impose or avoid being subjugated, we will waste energy and only be able to get involved in a dense and negative atmosphere.
Focus on what make us feel good
The best way to strengthen our emotional immune system is to become promoters of constructive emotions and positive moods. For that, it’s better to focus on all the positive aspects of ourselves, our personality and behaviors.
Without realizing it, others will also respond to our good attitude. Likewise, imperceptibly and unintentionally, we will begin to see the best of others. It is a technique that rarely fails. It simply means focusing on the best, on the good side of the other. This always brings many benefits.
Learn to demonstrate negative feelings
It’s inevitable that, from time to time, we will be enveloped by those heavy and negative emotions that affect and annoy others when we show them. Stress, depression, anger, bitterness or any of those negative feelings that often dominate our minds.
First, it’s necessary to try to reduce the intensity of these emotions. Taking 5 minutes to breathe deeply is a good idea. This oxygenates us and helps to balance our body. As a consequence, our emotions also stabilize. So, think carefully about the best way to express what you feel and have it done in the most constructive way possible.
All of these techniques are intended to strengthen our emotional immune system. If we become light, we will also receive light. We must never forget that what we do for others, we also do for ourselves. Be strong and be happy.