Tips for controlling crying
- Walk away.
- Use words.
- Have props and use distractions.
- Think about something positive or funny instead.
- Concentrate on breathing.
- Blink and move the eyes.
- Relaxing facial muscles.
- Get rid of that throat lump.
Can you stop yourself from crying?
Tilt your head up slightly to prevent tears from falling. The tears will collect at the bottom of your eyelids so they don’t run down your face. This can stop the flow of tears and redirect your focus. Pinch yourself on the skin between your thumb and pointer finger — the pain might distract you from crying.
How do I stop being so emotional?
By preparing yourself ahead of time, you’ll find that the problematic emotion goes away before it interferes with your life:
- Select the situation. Avoid circumstances that trigger unwanted emotions.
- Modify the situation.
- Shift your attentional focus.
- Change your thoughts.
- Change your response.
Does pinching your ears stop you from crying?
Another often-suggested technique is to distract yourself with pain, like by pinching the bridge of your nose or, as Joanna Goddard suggested in a post earlier this week, “Pinch[ing] the webbed piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger. Hard. It will immediately stop you from crying every time.”
Why do I get emotional so easily?
Feeling heightened emotions or like you’re unable to control your emotions can come down to diet choices, genetics, or stress. It can also be due to an underlying health condition, such as depression or hormones.