Let's debunk these myths about emotion regulation -
The truth is that there is no right or wrong about your emotions, they just exist. It is what you do with them that dictates the right or wrong of emotions, including anger.
It is important to pay attention to your emotions because they contain important information about what needs to change. But you need to balance this information with your rational mind.
You don’t have to be a hostage to your emotions; they can change by learning about emotion regulation. Part of this includes an awareness that emotions (given the right conditions) peak and then subside. You don't have to become overwhelmed by them.
You can change your emotions by developing skills in emotion regulation, but you only need to regulate the ones that are unhelpful. This is a useful guide to what emotions are helpful and unhelpful -
Chris Warren-Dickins, Psychotherapist
Ridgewood, New Jersey