Your emotions are important. They help keep you safe, help you connect with others, and allow you to engage with the world around you. But your emotions still need to be managed. If they often swing out of control, your stress levels, health, and relationships may suffer. That’s why it’s important to learn healthy ways to express them. Maybe you can learn to remove yourself from a stressful situation before you react. Or, you can take a few deep breaths. Or, you can do something else that calms any anger or fear you are feeling.

Your emotions do not have to run your life. You can find ways to feel and express the full range of your feelings while still staying in control. Doing so can boost your health, lower your stress levels, and even benefit your relationships.