When we are aware of our feelings, we make better choices in response to them. Our responses can vary depending on whether a problem is seen as big or small. No matter if we feel happy, sad, angry, fearful, lonely, or jealous, we can use strategies to calm ourselves. Happiness is an emotion that we should strive for but not expect all the time. We can develop more happiness by practicing habits like being grateful, curious, or determined.
When we experience a life change, big or small, we may feel big emotions. We can face future changes with confidence by remembering past successes, learning from our mistakes, trying new things, and never giving up. In other words, resilience, perseverance, and grit can help us adjust and respond to emotional changes.