How to Handle Emotional Hangover

How to Handle Emotional Hangover

We all at some point in our life go through an emotional hangover. It is lost feeling. You feel all alone and helpless. You are stress out and anxious. You want attention but have lost all the motivation. You don’t care for yourself and feel mentally and physically exhausted.

How to Handle Emotional Hangover

How to Handle Emotional Hangover

So can you do something to bring back your life back to the track?

How to Handle an Emotional Hangover

The first thing to do is to realize what you are going through. This will to some extent solve your anxiety. If you are unable to understand what’s wrong with you seek the help of your friends and family or if needed professional. Not knowing your problem increases anxiety.
Now that you know that something is wrong with you to try to find out the reason behind it. Think what happened that changed you. Try to find out the reason behind your emotional hangover.

Now that you have accepted your emotional hangover it will bemuch easy for you to manage it.

Below are the Steps that will help you to Manage Emotional Hangover.

1.Acknowledging your problem-

What should you do to recognize the problem behind your emotional hangover?
Make a diary or journal and note down your emotions and whatever you are going through.
Note down whatever you did the whole day. If you can not write every day write about big days but especially write down the time when you experience an emotional hangover.

Acknowledging your problem

Acknowledging your problem

Maintaining a journal will help you to find out the cause of the problem and realize when you experience emotional hangover and when you are free from negative emotions.

2.Be thankful for whatever you get in your life-

You should always be grateful for whatever you get in your life. This is the secret behind attracting positivist towards you. Try not be emotional, think negative, or feel empty. Be thankful for whatever experiences life has given you to be a better and energetic person.

When you start being grateful, stress and fear will minimize.

3.Take a deep breath, inhale fresh air and walk-

Relaxing breaths and walking do help. It releases mood hormones that make you feel good and reduces stress and anxiety.

Take a deep breath, inhale fresh air and walk

Take a deep breath, inhale fresh air and walk

You may not have realized that when you take short and quick breaths anxiety increases so practice deep breathing.

Walking in the fresh air and breathing profoundly increases the oxygen supply to the brain,and you feel relaxed.

Cycling, yoga or going for a run is also a good option. Choose


This may help you. It is a stress technique where you have to imagine and visualize the peaceful and calming journey to a place or a situation. You also need to incorporate the senses. For example,if you imagine yourself sitting on a cliff and staring at infinity; you should be able to feel the breeze. Practice visualization in a quiet room with closed eyes.

5.Ease, Do not rush-

Emotional hangover make you crave for attention. But this does not mean you need to do unnecessary things to attract others attention. Better wait for the hangover to normalize, relax a little, do brain exercises, calm yourself and then introduce your skills to the world after analyzing what you are good at.
For a happy and healthy life, it is very important to get out of an emotional hangover. Think positive, get enough sleep, eat healthily and be regular with exercises. Reach out to friends and family when needed.

Life is all about ups and downs. Be prepared for the situations that may cause emotional hangover even in future but make sure that the next time you are all ready to handle it in the best way possible.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.