This week’s conflict resolution tip is about the importance of managing your emotions.
This is an extremely important topic to consider when thinking about how to effectively engage in conflict resolution, especially when dealing with escalated situations. When considering how to engage in emotional self-regulation, it is crucial to first recognize our triggers. Asking ourselves, “What kinds of situations tend to trigger me?” is one way of doing this.
Next, when we encounter these situations, engaging in analysis of the truth of the threat is helpful. This means asking ourselves, “Am I really under threat?” Getting clarity on whether the perceived threat can really inhibit our needs and goals is important.
In addition to these tools, there are a couple of practices that we can utilize when we feel triggered:
If you want to bring more peace into your life, consider utilizing these techniques to manage your emotions in triggering situations.
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