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How to maintain emotional composure and prevent tears when someone yells

How to maintain emotional composure and prevent tears when someone yells Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

Tears are a natural human reaction to various events. Often, a person starts crying when someone starts yelling at them. It's important to know how to avoid such a reaction in the body, according to a post by psychologist Iryna Kulik.

Why do people cry

According to the expert, raising one's voice in a conversation can be a stressful situation, and many people react to it emotionally.

Tears are composed of water, salt, calcium, magnesium, and sodium carbonate. Additionally, tears contain a special enzyme called lysozyme, which has antibacterial properties.

Tears serve multiple functions simultaneously. Since the cornea lacks blood vessels, tears supply it with nutrients. Additionally, tears moisten and cleanse the eyes, removing impurities.

However, there are ways to control one's emotions and avoid shedding tears when someone yells at a person.

How not to cry when someone yells

Calm your breathing

Deep and calm breathing can help a person stay composed and prevent crying. Inhale and exhale slowly, counting to three.

Use positive affirmations

The psychologist recommends speaking positive phrases to oneself to help maintain emotional control. For example, "I can handle this" or "I will stay strong."

Pay attention to your thoughts

Iryna Kulik suggested focusing on the positive aspects of the situation, trying to understand the other person's perspective, and not allowing negative thoughts to overwhelm you.

Set boundaries

If someone offends or yells at you, clearly express your boundaries. It's important to communicate calmly and decisively.

Redirect your attention

The expert notes that if you feel you can't control your emotions, focus your attention on something else, or turn away for a while to calm down.

Seek support

It's important to know that talking to close friends or family after such a situation can help you manage your emotions.

Earlier, we reported on 7 signs that indicate you are on the verge of burnout.