howtosurviveemotionalturmoil-13Being on an emotional rollercoaster is never a fun place to be and it can take its toll on you in devastating ways: from fatigue and resentment to complacency and depression. Life can be difficult to maneuver at times with its ups and downs, twists and turns. Learning how to be the calm in the center of the storm will help you to navigate these turbulent periods.

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that stress can be defined as how we respond when our needs are not being met. Hovering just beneath the surface of your stressors is where you will find your unmet needs—the place from which emotional distress arises. It’s these unfulfilled fundamental needs that creates discomfort and allows emotional turbulence to take over.

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