We are often taught to avoid expressing any feelings and emotions that are considered negative. As a result, when we grow up we tend to suppress them. This leads to our emotions being bottled up and manifesting in unhealthy ways that can harm us.

When we don't regulate our emotions, they can manifest in unhealthy ways. For example:

- getting angry or upset and walking away,
- yelling at people,
- making poor decisions and choices,
- getting physically aggressive and/or fighting,
- shutting down and giving the ‘silent treatment’,
- badmouthing others or gossiping
- making false accusations

It is easy to see how these behaviours can have adverse effects on our professional and/or personal lives. Hence we need to learn how to regulate our emotions.