To maintain clarity of thought, it is important to breathe deeply. Oxygen feeds the brain which helps us regain conscious choice and a sense of control in processing emotions in a healthy, satisfying way. Breathing helps ground, centre and calm us.
In a discussion, when a person clarifies what they mean, it's helpful to accept that explanation. You may have a lingering reaction to what you first heard that is worth noticing. Try separating your initial reaction from what the other person intends.
In relationships, if an argument develops, it's worth checking to see if there has been a misunderstanding. Asking for clarification before proceeding gives the other person a chance to restate or explain further, perhaps lessening a perceived divide.
Many people say "sorry" when they cry in front of someone. What are we apologising for? Crying is perfectly normal and an important way to express extreme sorrow, disappointment, grief or shame. Crying with others can help us process these emotions.
The All Things Emotional Series is focused on emotional considerations and language development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.