“I drink alcohol, eat, or self-harm to change my emotions.”
What is Behavioral Regulation?
Behavioral regulation refers to people’s ability to resist using unhealthy behaviors to regulate emotion. Sometimes people use behaviors like eating, drinking alcohol, or self-harm to reduce negative emotions, but these types of behaviors end up doing more harm than good and don’t end up making us any happier.
Why is it important to have this skill?
When we use unhealthy behaviors to change our emotions, we never learn how to change our emotions in healthy ways. We become reliant on these behaviors to make us feel better and can end up developing unhealthy additions. my learning healthy happiness skills, we can reduce our reliance on these unhealthy behaviors.
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