Once an emotion has come up, the main options are to express it or change viewpoints.

Suppression isn’t a real option because it tends to make matters worse. Labeling is effective at processing a situation, while reappraising helps change direction.rR1

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)